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Navigating Language-Based Learning Disabilities
October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Register to reserve your seat (free): https://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/9079430.
This IDA-GA event is a partnered event with Gwinnett Public Libraries – Five Forks and the Gwinnett Dyslexia Network. Hear how to support individuals with language-based learning disabilities.
Kim Day, Ph.D., will discuss how to support individuals with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. Will Prybylski, an adult with dyslexia and dysgraphia, will also share his personal experiences and advice.
Resources will be shared to help teachers and parents navigate day-to-day issues and provide support to students who are struggling with reading, writing, and/or math.
Q & A following the presentation.
Presenter: Kim Day, Ph.D., serves as the Vice President of the International Dyslexia Association GA. She has been an educator for over 35 years and is currently the Director of Research & Development for The Schenck School. Kim came to this position from Purpose Built Schools (PBS) where she served as the Director of Literacy & Early Learning. While at PBS, Kim provided consultative support to schools in the PBS network in Kansas City, Omaha, Orlando and Charlotte in establishing research-based literacy and early learning programs. Prior to joining PBS, Kim was the Co-Director of the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School, a professional development organization. In her role at the Rollins Center, Kim worked in partnership with the Drew Charter School and was instrumental in developing the early language and literacy programs that support Drew’s cradle to college pipeline. This work led to the development of Rollins’ early learning program, Read Right from the Start. Kim has a Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis on language-based learning disabilities, assessment and educational leadership from the University of Georgia. Her professional interests include teacher training in literacy and language development for young children as well as teacher development through mentoring and coaching practices.
Presenter: William Prybylski is a University of Alabama alumni and current Library associate working with Gwinnett County Public Library. Having been officially diagnosed early on with both dyslexia and dysgraphia, he has grown up navigating language-based learning disabilities his whole life and has dealt with both primary and collegiate-level IEPs. He is happy to share his experiences with others.
Additional Guest to Join for Q&A: Kelly Blake, Gwinnett Dyslexia Network