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Free Virtual 2020 Dyslexia Conference (Arlington Public Schools) Oct. 13th - 29th (Region 4)

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Free Virtual 2020 Dyslexia Conference- Information

  • Recognizing and Supporting a Student with More than Dyslexia
    Tuesday, October 13th: 7pm-8pm
    Presenter: Brian Razzino, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Razzino & Associates LLC
    Register for Recognizing and Supporting a Student with More than Dyslexia
    This session will discuss behavioral and subjective aspects children can face and display. Too often these can include behavioral problems (ADHD, ODD, conduct problems) as well as anxiety and depression. Participants will learn more on the experiences children face, resultant social-emotional-behavioral warning signs, and an introduction to strategies which help support their growing child.
  • Lexia Core5 Reading: A comprehensive technology-based literacy program
    Wednesday, October 14th: 7pm-8pm
    Presenter: Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning
    Register for Lexia Core5 Reading: A comprehensive technology-based literacy program
    Join this session to learn about dyslexia and the challenges students with dyslexia face. Together we will explore the definition of dyslexia and why students struggle. We’ll also discuss the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy instruction, explore how Lexia Core5 Reading – a program currently used in Arlington Public Schools – supports students with dyslexia and other learning differences, and present activities that engage and support students at home.
  • A Step in the Writing Direction
    Thursday, October 15th: 7pm-8pm
    Presenter: Therese Pickett, Implementation Specialist, Voyager Sopris Learning
    Register for A Step in the Writing Direction
    Come explore practical, multi-sensory writing strategies to improve students’ reading and writing skills. These strategies can be applied to a multitude of literacy tasks, and can easily be adapted to various ages and skill levels.  Please have several sheets of lined notebook paper and green, yellow, and red markers, colored pencils, or crayons available. This will be a hands-on session.

  • Practical Strategies for Parents
    Friday, October 16th: 6pm-7pm
    Presenters: Kelley Hyner, ATSS Supervisor and Dr. Donna McConnell, ELA Elementary Teacher Specialist
    Arlington Public Schools
    Register for Practical Strategies for Parents
    This session will provide practical strategies for supporting phonemic awareness and phonics for parents and caregivers, and is best suited for those supporting early elementary school students.
  • Structured Literacy: The Science of Reading
    Tuesday, October 20th: 7pm-8pm
    Presenter: Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning
    Register for Structured Literacy: The Science of Reading
    Join this session to learn about dyslexia and the challenges students with dyslexia face. Together we will explore how teachers, administrators, and parents can help address those difficulties, including better understanding and employing Structured Literacy. With increased requirements for schools and districts to select evidence-based instructional programs, a great deal of focus has been placed on Structured Literacy and the Science of Reading. However, there is confusion regarding the definitions of these terms and how this impacts the application of effective reading instruction strategies. In this session, Dr. Suzanne Carreker, of Lexia Learning, also discusses why educators can trust the Science of Reading to inform reading instruction and how this gold-standard evidence is applied in the classroom through Structured Literacy, which is essential for students who struggle to learn to read because of dyslexia or other difficulties and beneficial for all students.
  • Dyscalculia: What We Know and Strategies to Help
    Monday, October 26th: 7pm-8pm
    Presenter: Judith L. Fontana, Ph.D., Mild Disabilities/Instructional Support Teams Coordinator
    George Mason University’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC)

    Register for Dyscalculia: What We Know and Strategies to Help
    The ability to calculate and understand basic math concepts and principles are life skills. Dyscalculia is a learning disability that impacts one’s ability in mathematics. Like, but not to be confused with dyslexia, the impact of dyscalculia falls along a continuum. Each case is unique. The session will address common characteristics, assessments and instructional strategies. Resources will be provided.
  • Read & Write Literacy Software Tool

    Thursday, October 29th: 7:30pm-9pm
    Presenters: Sandra Stoppel, OTR/L, Assistive Technology Specialist; Lauren Kravetz Bonnet, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist; and Marbea Tiernan Tammaro, MEd, OTR/L, Assistive Technology Specialist; Arlington Public Schools
    Register for Read & Write Literacy Software Tool
    Read & Write is an educational literacy software program that makes lots of everyday tasks easier. It makes the web, documents and files more accessible on the APS staff’ and students’ personal learning devices. Read & Write was targeted to support reluctant writers and students with learning disabilities in the areas of reading and writing; however it is beneficial for anyone who prefers to use these robust tools.  Arlington Public Schools has this software available to all staff and students in three versions, depending on the type of device that is issued.  To get information on how to install Read & Write on an APS issued personal learning device, visit Arlington Tiered System of Support (ATSS)Read & Write features include:

    • hearing documents read aloud to support comprehension;
    • text and picture dictionaries to support understanding of unfamiliar words;
    • translates individual words into other languages
    • develops writing and spelling skills with word prediction;
    • highlighting and collecting text to build vocabulary lists;
    • turning speech into text;
    • simplify and summarize text on web pages; and
    • annotation.

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10/13/2020 - 10/29/2020

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Learning Disability Parent/Family Professional Resources