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Join us for our very first episode of Dyslexia Talk. We will open the lines to our listeners for your questions about dyslexia. For this first episode we would like to talk about your experiences with schools and how to navigate the school system when a student has dyslexia.
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..
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
An Internationally Recognized Expert in Dyslexia
Ms. Barton is a frequent and popular speaker at conferences focusing on Dyslexia, Reading Instruction, Early Intervention and RTI, and Adult Literacy issues. Susan is also an instructor ofPhonemic Awareness andMultisensory Teaching Techniquesthrough the University of California, of Learning Disabilities at West Valley College, and of the graduate-level courses Screening for Dyslexia,Tutoring People with Dyslexia, and Understanding Dyslexia and ADHD through the University of San Diego
Dyslexia is the most common reason a bright child will struggle with spelling, writing, or reading. But it affects many other areas as well. Children with dyslexia also have difficulty:
Memorizing their address, the alphabet, or their multiplication tables
Learning to tie their shoes
Writing some letters or numbers backwards past the end of first grade
Learning to tell time on a clock with hands
Telling left from right. Confusing letter pairs such as b-d, b-p,p-q, or g-j
Saying sounds in the right order in multi-syllable words such as animal, spaghetti, hamburger, consonant
Handwriting: their letters don’t sit on the line,
there may be odd spacing between their words,
tall letters are sometimes written as short ones,
tails don’t always hang below the line,
sentences often don’t start with capital letters, and
punctuation is often left out.
Host Dr Richard Selznick author of School Struggles, Dyslexia Screening and The Shut Down Learner
At the Dyslexia Training Institute their mission is to provide education about dyslexia, interventions for dyslexia (Orton-Gillingham) as well as how to navigate the educational system by understanding Special Education Law. Their courses were created for parents, caregivers, teachers, educational professionals and anyone interested in the topic. They believe information about dyslexia should not be limited by geography and we have created an online space where everyone hasaccess to this information.
Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents - Dr. Richard Selnick
Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents presents an overview of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what goes into a dyslexia screening program for schools. Helpful for parents too this guide presents material in clear, ‘down-to-earth’ terms.
"Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents is a perfect compendium that enables educators to take a proactive stance in the early identification and remediation of dyslexia."
- Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP – 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year
"Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents really helped our district get a handle on dyslexia – what it is, how to detect it and what to do about it, especially as we needed to implement the new state law.”
- Patricia Moulton, M.S.W. Special Education Coordinator, Brooklawn School District
"I wanted to let you how much I enjoyed your book. I especially appreciated that you point out the qualitative observations that should take place during assessment that can be so incredibly crucial. For example, using marks to show that a student took a long time to decode a word, even if they decoded it correctly. Your book will be a great resource for teachers/districts who are so reluctant or so nervous to identify struggling students."
- Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. Dyslexia Training Institute
Join us, Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at 7:00pm Est Usa, as Miss Raina discusses Dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a semi-common neurobiological issue among many people today. The cause of Dyslexia may be due to abnormal development of the visual nerve cells. For those with Dyslexia, many every day functions such as academics, reading and job tasks can pose a difficulty which lowers the self-esteem and confidence in the individual.
With Evidence pointing to the corelation of Dyslexia and ADHD, could their be a common link to this challenge?
Call Miss Raina and speak live: 310-861-2341
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