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October 2019

Understanding Dyslexia for Parents

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Christian School, 2960 New Calhoun Hwy NE
Rome, GA 30161
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This Understanding Dyslexia outreach event will consist of a presentation followed by an open forum with Brenda Fitzgerald. It is designed to educate participants in the origin, characteristics, remediation, and accommodations for the neurobiological disability known as dyslexia. This is the most common reading disability found in the classroom. Brenda will open the floor to Q & A and open discussion.  Bring your questions! Presenter: Brenda Fitzgerald, Ed.S., is a Curriculum Specialist whose area of expertise is reading and any disability…

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Chapters Chat: Chapters 1-4 Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read,…

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
2673 Shadow Bluff Drive, 2673 Shadow Bluff Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
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Passionate education professionals and language enthusiasts are invited to this informal gathering, limited to a maximum of 10 attendees, which will be the first in a series of book discussions on Mark Seidenberg's book, Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. On October 28, our chapters chat will focus on Chapters 1-4.  Educator attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours for continuing education.   CLICK HERE to register.…

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November 2019

Experience Dyslexia – A Simulation

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sage School, 800 Satellite Boulevard Northwest
Suwanee, GA 30024

Have you ever wondered how a person with Dyslexia interprets our world?   If so, come experience it first hand! "Experience Dyslexia – A Learning Disabilities Simulation" is a hands-on experience, designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily. Participants rotate among six learning stations that simulate various language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. This event is free and open to adults only.  Please click here to register. Limited spaces…

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2019 IDA National Conference – Paving the Way for Structured Literacy

November 7 @ 7:00 am - November 10 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
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The International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon.  This year's theme is "Paving the Way for Structured Literacy."  For more information on the conference and registration, please click here.

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Dyslexia: Questions Answered (Annual Open Board Meeting)

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Davis Academy, 8105 Roberts Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
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This won't be our typical board meeting.  On this night we want to meet YOU!  Come meet and mingle with the IDA-GA board of directors beginning at 6:30 pm.  At 7:00, we will then have a short presentation on dyslexia followed by Q&A with a panel made up of current and past board members.  Our goal is for you to have your questions answered before you leave for the evening! This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.  Registration…

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The Usual Suspects: Rule Breaking Sight Words and How to Teach Them

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Kendore Executive Director Jennifer Hasser, M.Ed. to discover unique multimodal strategies to reduce list memorization and spelling frustration for effective sight word instruction. Learn to answer these questions: What is the difference between sight words, high frequency words, and automatic words? How do we logically group words to make instruction faster, more efficient and memorable? Which multisensory strategies can help improve sight word fluency? In this lively 90-minute session, learn numerous multimodal strategies to reinforce learning without using the…

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Creating Change in Your Community for Students with Dyslexia

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Swift School, 300 Grimes Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30075
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Decoding Dyslexia Georgia (DDGA) is part of a network of parents and educators concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. DDGA played a powerful role in the passing of Georgia's SB48, the Dyslexia bill. Now the state of Georgia is beginning efforts to implement the new law, including creating new procedures for dyslexia identification and support. Colleen Beguiristain, Meredith Weaver, and Natalie Felix will share their experience being a part of the legislative movement…

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December 2019

Understanding Struggling Readers: Could it be Dyslexia?

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St Clare of Assisi, 6301 Cedarcrest Road
Acworth, GA 30101
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Description: Do you know someone who struggles with reading, spelling, and writing? Come learn what dyslexia is, what it isn't, and what evidence-based research tells us works. After the presentation, our speaker Renee Bernhardt will invite questions from the audience. Presenter: Renee Bernhardt, MS, EdS, WDT has taught students in first through twelfth grade during her teaching and administrative careers in upstate New York and Georgia. Renee has earned a Master of Science degree in Literacy, a Specialist degree in Curriculum, and Instruction…

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February 2020

Experience Dyslexia – A Simulation

February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Experience Dyslexia – A Learning Disabilities Simulation" is a hands-on experience, designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily. Participants rotate among six learning stations that simulate various language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. This event is free and open to adults only.  Please click here to register. Limited spaces are available. We encourage you to let others know about this event. This event will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Please plan to…

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Dyslexia and Anxiety

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth Board of Education Bldg, 1120 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
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Another free outreach event brought to you by Dyslexia Forsyth in partnership with IDA-GA and DDGA.  More information and registration coming soon!

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March 2020

The Science and Art of Dyslexia – 2020 IDA-GA Annual Conference

March 21, 2020
Wheeler High School, 375 Holt Rd NE
Marietta, GA 30068
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Planning is underway for the annual IDA-GA Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference to be held March 21, 2020, at Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA. This year's conference title is THE SCIENCE AND ART OF DYSLEXIA. Call for Speaker Proposals: The International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch welcomes proposals from education professionals to present current research-based information at the 2020 conference: The Science and Art of Dyslexia. The IDA focus of structured literacy and knowledge and practice standards for teachers will be…

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