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December 2019

Chapters Chat: Language at the Speed of Sight by M. Seidenberg

December 9, 2019 @ 10:24 pm - January 31, 2020 @ 10:24 pm
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Free

Passionate education professionals and language enthusiasts are invited to meet online to chat about Chapters 1-9 in 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.  Contact us at info@idaga.org to find out how you can join the group.

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January 2020

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Movie Screening and Discussion

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Georgia Club, 1050 Chancellors Dr.
Statham, GA 30666
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Join us at The Georgia Club for refreshments and a viewing of the award-winning film "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" followed by an interactive discussion. Learn what you need to know and want to know about the struggles and victories of individuals with dyslexia and their families. Discussion Facilitator: Angela Patton, M.S., CCC-SLP, Associate/AOGPE (www.ortonacademy.org) is a former board member for International Dyslexia Association GA, is the founder of Sage School in Suwanee, GA, and is the parent of two children with…

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Dyslexia 101 Webinar

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. In the classroom, dyslexia may be the reason a student falls behind in reading, spelling and/or writing. Join Kendore Learning Executive Director and former IDA-GA president Jennifer Hasser, M.Ed. to learn how to determine if dyslexia is affecting your student and what strategies can help. Learn the answer to these questions:…

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Chapters Chat: Chpt. 8-9 from Language at the Speed of Sight by M. Seidenberg

January 27 @ 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 third 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 January 27, our chapters chat will focus on Chapters 8-9.  Educator attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5 clock hours for continuing education. CLICK HERE…

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February 2020

Dyslexia Day at the Capitol

February 11 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mark your calendars for Dyslexia Day at the Capitol 2020 on February 11th, 2020 from 8:30 AM-1 PM! Let's host the largest gathering yet! We will be in Capitol Room 230 from 8:30 AM- 1 PM and have more events lined up as they are confirmed. For now, mark your calendar and plan to join us as we advocate for Dyslexia across the state!

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Experience Dyslexia – A Simulation

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sage School, 800 Satellite Boulevard Northwest
Suwanee, GA 30024
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Free

"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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Understanding Dyslexia

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GRACEPOINT School, 570 Piedmont Road
Marietta, GA 30066
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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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Deeper Dive – A Look at Articles by Devin Kearns, Ph.D.

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Martin’s Episcopal School, 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
Free

Join Rosalie Davis, Mary McPherson, Ann Marie Lewis, and other professionals for a deep dive discussion of two articles by Devin Kearns, Ph.D.: The Neurobiology of Dyslexia Why Children with Dyslexia Struggle with Writing and How to Help Them To register, email Ann Marie Lewis at info@idaga.org and put Devin Kearns Outreach in the subject line.  

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Dyslexia: Your Questions Answered (in person or via livestream)

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Valdosta State University STEAM Center at Martin Hall, 1302 N Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
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CLICK HERE to for more information and to register to join us in-person or via live-stream. 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. Check-in at 6:30 and enjoy the opportunity from 6:30 - 7:00 to visit with our panelists and other attendees until the presentation begins at 7:00. Following the presentation, our panelists will answer questions from the audience. Presenters & Q…

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The GaDOE Dyslexia Handbook Explained

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The GaDOE released the GaDOE Dyslexia Informational Handbook on November 22, 2019, to provide some guidance for our local school systems.  Our presenter will discuss with attendees the information in the handbook and will leave plenty of time for questions! Presenter: Jennifer Hasser, M.Ed., is a nationally recognized advocate, author, and trainer in the field of reading and dyslexia. The parent of a daughter with dyslexia, Jennifer knows firsthand the challenges children and adolescents with learning difficulties face and has…

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Dyslexia and Anxiety

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth Board of Education Bldg, 1120 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
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Free

Another free outreach event brought to you by Dyslexia Forsyth in partnership with IDA-GA and DDGA. Registration coming soon. Presenter: Eileen O'Regan-O'Toole, LCSW holds a master’s degree in social work from The University of Georgia and has over 30 years of clinical experience in the metro Atlanta area. She has a supportive, yet straightforward approach to psychotherapy. Her empathetic approach to assist people in difficult situations is evident with her client satisfaction. Eileen believes that the ultimate goal of therapeutic…

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March 2020

Understanding Struggling Readers: Could it be Dyslexia?

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Crossroads Public Library, | 909 Harmony Grove Church Rd
Acworth, GA 30101
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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. Outreach events are free and open to the public. CLICK HERE to register:  https://understandingstrugglingreadersmarch11.eventbrite.com About the Presenter: Renee Bernhardt, M.S., Ed.S., W.D.T. has served the IDA-GA Board of Directors as a Director, Vice President, and President-Elect and has co-chaired the conference…

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

March 21
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.  REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 20, 2020. Click here for more information:  https://ga.dyslexiaida.org/2020-ida-ga-conference/

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April 2020

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Movie Screening and Discussion

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sage School, 800 Satellite Boulevard Northwest
Suwanee, GA 30024
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Free

Join us for a viewing of the award-winning film "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" followed by an interactive discussion.  Learn what you need to know and want to know about the struggles and victories of individuals with dyslexia and their families. Attendees are invited to stay after the group discussion to enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to speak with representatives from the International Dyslexia Association Georgia, Decoding Dyslexia Georgia, Gwinnett Dyslexia Network, and Sage School. Outreach events such as this provide…

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