Sometimes you know that a meeting is just meant to be. When you have a passion for helping students read and write. When you are looking for just the right reading materials for struggling readers. When you have a drive to find the “Just Right” text that they can read. When you want to share that motivating drive to get kids reading and you find someone else that shares that passion.
That is how I feel about meeting author Yasmin John-Thorpe last November in Green Valley, Arizona.
Our primary work at Successful Learning Educational Services is serving students with dyslexia. However, some students have challenges beyond their primary disability, issues which even further impact their ability to learn. These can include conditions such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. We’ve also found that several of our students struggle due to sensory integration difficulties, or may need additional occupational therapy support.
While SLES staff is already very knowledgeable in these areas, we also believe that a broad-based, continuing education for all our staff is vital to providing the best service to our clients. To support this, we invite top learning and education professionals to provide staff training, and on January 9th of this year we were pleased to have with us Sharron Donnelly (MS, OTR/L), co-founder and owner of Advanced Pediatric Therapies, to help deepen our understanding of the intersecting of these issues, and to further explore potential remedies.
Welcome back to the Successful Learning Educational Services Podcast! Do you know what signs to look for to recognize if your child might have dyslexia? Have you thought that you had to wait for the terrible phone call from your child’s 3rd grade teacher telling you your child is struggling to read to determine that your child has dyslexia? Well, you’re in luck! Cheryl is going to share with us the early signs, so that you can be aware and knowledgeable for yourself!!
Reading Rockets: Activities to encourage speech and language development
Reading Rockets’ Link to ASHA: Articles by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA: American Speech Language Hearing Association
Some of the links in our notes are affiliate links. We only provide resources that we fully believe in and use ourselves. We hope you will find the resources helpful.
Music credited to Bensound: Tenderness
Successful Learning Educational Services and Northwest Dyslexia Center
January 30, 2016 1:00pm—4pm
DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTATION
This interactive session will immerse you in the sights and sounds and the tactile challenges of a student with dyslexia through full audience participation in five separate activities. Everyone will play an active part in each of the learning scenarios. Following a short presentation about dyslexia, the audience will be divided into groups and will rotate through the five activities. During the exercises each person will experience first-hand the daily learning challenges facing students who learn differently.
The simulation will be followed by a overview of dyslexia.
Washington Clock Hours, Oregon PDUs available for teachers.
Advance registration is required due to capacity constraints for this event.
COST: Free, Donations Accepted and Encouraged at Event
**Washington Teacher Clock Hours and Oregon Teacher CEUs Available**
LOCATION: The Aero Club
9901 NE 7th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98685
For further Information please call:
Cheryl Anthony Phone: 360-326-4739