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January 2020

Virtual Book Study – Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

January 24 - March 12
Free

Dr. Maryanne Wolf joins the Atlanta Speech School and interested readers from around the world in this free virtual book study of her latest work Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.*  Through this study,  teachers from the Atlanta Speech School are recorded as they discuss each chapter, or "Letter," in a series of conversations that will be released from January through March 12. Watch Maryanne’s welcome message. Read each letter in Reader, Come Home, then watch…

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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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Free

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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Dr. Maryanne Wolf – Montag Lecture

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlanta Speech School, 3160 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
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Free

Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Director of UCLA's Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice and former Director of the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research will be the guest lecturer at the Atlanta Speech School's Montag Lecture March 12 at 7 p.m. Dr. Maryanne Wolf and other researchers have determined how we can end our country’s illiteracy epidemic and construct each child’s reading brain. They have also offered a caution: With our children so immersed in our now digital…

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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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Dyslexia, Stress and Anxiety and How to Help

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Forsyth Board of Education Bldg, 1120 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
Free

Dyslexia, Stress and Anxiety and How to help In this presentation, Eileen O'Regan- O'Toole, LCSW and Jo Raphael, LCSW will discuss some of the common stressors causing anxiety in children with learning disabilities, ways to recognize early warning signs for anxiety as well as tips that parents and educators can share with students to help them manage these stressors. Presenters: Eileen O'Regan- O'Toole, LCSW and Jo Raphael, LCSW from Attento Counseling Eileen O'Regan-O'Toole holds a master’s degree in social work from The University of…

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The Dyslexia-Stress-Anxiety Connection

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Howard School, 1192 Foster St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Free

During this outreach presentation, Dr. Molly Kramer will discuss the primary reasons that children with dyslexia tend to feel anxious.  She will differentiate between stress and clinical anxiety and talk about how to recognize clinical anxiety, particularly in children with learning deficits.  She also will discuss strategies for teachers and parents to address their children’s anxiety.  Dr. Kramer will be joined by Lauren Taylor, who will share her own personal story about her son who has been diagnosed with dyslexia…

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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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April 27 Marietta, GA Chapters Chat: Final Reflections on Language at the Speed of Sight by M. Seidenberg

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
2673 Shadow Bluff Drive, 2673 Shadow Bluff Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
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Free

CLICK HERE to register. Passionate education professionals and language enthusiasts are invited to this informal gathering, limited to a maximum of 10 attendees, which will be the last 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 April 27, attendees will share the final reflections on the book. Educator attendees can request a Certificate of Attendance verifying 1.5…

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