• 00:50

    Dyslexia Talk - The Decoding Dyslexia Movement

    in Education

    This episode we will have the pleasure of having, Liz Barnes, one of the founding members of the Decoding Dyslexia - New Jersey Advocacy Group, join us. We will be asking her to tell us how the movement started, what their mission is, how other states are replicating their efforts and their recent accomplishments. We highly encourage your calls and questions and for Liz..

  • 00:39

    Dyslexia: Teachers Tell Like It Is

    in Education

    We are opening the lines to the teachers and administrators. We want to know what you think about dyslexia. What you have been taught about dyslexia. Have you been given guidance about what to say in an IEP about dyslexia? What did you learn in your teacher/educator training about dyslexia? What do you want to know?
    Please call in and share. We are creating non-judgmental and safe airwaves in order to hear  your side of the story.

  • 00:35

    Dyslexia and the School: Ask the Expert Advocates

    in Education

    Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Block-Zaretsky will be opening the lines at Dyslexia Talk to you, once a month. On Tuesday, November 19 at noon PST we will be taking your live questions about how to start the process of getting and IEP, 504 and/or services for a student with dyslexia,

  • 00:54

    Dyslexia Talk: Ask the Neuroscientist

    in Education

    We are so lucky to have Dr. Jennifer Petrich joining us for this very special edition of Dyslexia Talk. This is a good time to ask all those questions you have about how the brain learns and dyslexia and the brain.
    Dr. Petrich's bio: Dr. Jennifer Petrich earned a BA in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University (1994) and a BA in Psychology from Towson University (1995). From 1993-1997, Jennifer worked as a cognitive and reading therapist at New Heights Learning Center in Towson, Maryland, where she was trained in three Lindamood-Bell programs: Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing  (LiPS), Visualizing/Verbalizing (V/V) and Visualizing/Conceptualizing (V/C). In 2004, she received a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Maryland, Baltimore after completing a dissertation on developmental dyslexia. She then took a research position at the University of California, San Diego studying the visual system and has lectured there on the auditory system and the neural mechanisms of reading and reading disorders. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State University.

  • 00:59

    Embracing Dyslexia - Director Luis Macias

    in Education

    We are honored to have the Director and Producer of Embracing Dyslexia join us on August 6, 2013. He will be talking about the impetus of his film and what he learned along the way. Director Luis Macias has always been a storyteller and a lover of cinema.  As a teenager he wrote several short stories and watched more films than any one person should.  After a brief swim in the pre-med pool, he found that he could not escape his love of films and of crafting stories.  That is when he enrolled at Chicago's Columbia College and majored in film and video editing.
    Since 1997, Luis has been working as a video editor for a graphic design firm located in the suburbs of Chicago where he gets to use his storytelling talents with every new project.  In addition to client-based videos, he has had the opportunity to produce and edit six short documentary films for director Greg Samata, several of which have had successful runs in the film festival circuit.
    Embracing Dyslexia is Luis’ directorial debut.  This film is a personal project that came to life after he and his wife learned that their son’s struggles with reading, writing and spelling were because he had dyslexia, a revelation that has changed their lives for the better.

  • 01:08

    Dyslexia Talk: Parents of children with dyslexia

    in Education

    We will talk with up to three parents about their journeys through the school district. What can we learn from their journeys? Please call in with your questions, comments and/or suggestions.

  • 00:51

    Dyslexia Talk: An Interview with emmy award winning Sprague Theobald

    in Education

    Please join us for a discussion with Spague Theobald. Mr. Theobold is a an emmy award winning documentary fil maker who also has dyslexia and a story to tell.

    Sprague Theobald has received both national and international recognition for his writing, producing, cinematography, and editing. He won an Emmy Award for his America’s Cup documentary. As a successful documentarian, he and his production company, Hole In The Wall Productions, have worked from Alaska to Zanzibar.  His writing and commentary have been published in The New York Times as well as many major national and international yachting magazines.  Sprague spent several seasons as a staff writer for two of the Showtime Network’s episodic shows and worked as a successful screenwriter in Los Angeles. Sprague worked both in front of and behind the camera as a broadcast journalist/producer for eight years at an NBC affiliate.  The Other Side of The Ice is Sprague’s second book; The Reach is his first. Sprague’s sailing résumé includes twelve-meter racing in the America’s Cup arena, several transatlantic races, one of which was the Two Man Transatlantic Race, a complete circumnavigation of North America, and over 40,000 offshore miles. He lives and works out of Manhattan, New York.

  • 01:53

    Dyslexia Causes, Treatments, and Cures

    in Health

    Did you know that dyslexia is the most common learning disorder and it occurs in 1 out of every 10 people? Dial 347-850-8486 and join us at 8p ET on October 8, 2014 in honor of National Dyslexia Awareness Month for an enlightening discussion on ways to recognize and cure this widespread disorder.

    Root Cause Radio gladly welcomes back therapeutic scientist, professor, author, and the founder of Symptometry - Dr. Maxwell Nartey. Dr. Nartey is a licensed symptometrist, the author of over 22 books, and - through Symptometry - has cured countless chronic and exotic health issues.

    Tonight's health panel will also feature Dr. Charlie Abbott, OMD, LAc, LSym & Director of Administration at the AMERICAN SCHOOL OF SYMPTOMETRY and, special guest, optimal health advocate and dyslexia survivor, Miss Amalaiesha Moor-EL. 

    Root Cause Radio  -  Sharing the Secrets of Optimal Health -  www.RootCauseRadio.com.

  • 00:41

    Dyslexia Intervention: What Every Parent Should Know

    in Education

    Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She received her doctorate in literacy with a specialization in reading and dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. She is a certified special education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. Kelli is trained in Structured Word Inquiry, Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell, RAVE-O and Wilson Reading Programs. Kelli is the Past-President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She co-created and produced “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia,” is a frequent speaker at conferences, and is currently writing “Dyslexia: Decoding the System.


    Tracy Block-Zaretsky is the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She is a certified Special Education Advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. She has been a trainer for the past 15 years training teachers, adult literacy staff, and professional and volunteer tutors. She is the past-President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Tracy is trained in Structured Word Inquiry, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Wilson Reading System,and  Lindamood-Bell programs, Read Naturally and a variety of reading and writing assessment tests. Tracy has presented at numerous conferences on learning disabilities, phonics, reading and writing instruction, as well as provided professional development for K-12 teachers.She co-created and produced “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia,” is a frequent speaker at conferences



  • 00:51

    Learning Ally Tells Us about their Services and Upcoming Events

    in Education

    Jennifer Biang is a Parent Support Specialist for Learning Ally. She lives in California and is the founding member of Decoding Dyslexia CA. She is also on the board of her local IDA and is married and has two children. When she found out her daughter was dyslexic, she was surprised that there were no services available to teach her how to read. Back in the early 70’s Jennifer was taught to read with a special program, it worked so well that she never realized she had a problem. It was hard to believe that these services were not available for her daughter. Once she learned more about neurodiversity she realized over half of the people in her family had alternative wiring. The biggest surprise was, she too is dyslexic.

    Deborah Lynam is currently the Director of Parent Community Engagement at Learning Ally. She is a newly appointed member of NJ DOE's State Special Education Advisory Council. She is an active participant in the growing network of statewide parent-led grassroots movements called Decoding Dyslexia. She is a former Family Resource and Parent Group Specialist for NJ's Parent Training and Information Center, SPAN; as well as, a volunteer tutor for The Reading Assist Institute. Two of her three children are dyslexic and receiving services through their local public school district.

  • 01:01

    Decoding Dyslexia with Tina Marie DeLong and Mary Lawson

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation with Tina Marie DeLong, founding member of Decoding Dyslexia Pennsylvania, a grass roots movement driven by PA families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within our public schools. Decoding Dyslexia PA is an integral part of the Pennsylvania Dyslexia Literacy Coalition (PA DLC), the alliance formed for both grass roots and professional organizations. Joining Tina will be Mary Lawson, of the Chester County Right to Education Task Force.

    We'll talk about the need for a universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code, teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies, early screening tests for dyslexia, the importance of remediation programs that can be accessed by both general and special education populations, access to appropriate assistive technologies in the public school setting for students with dyslexia, and much, much more!

    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EST/EDT by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.

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