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August 2019

The Nuts and Bolts of IEP’s

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sharon Forks Library, 3820 Old Atlanta Road
Cumming, GA 30040
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Special Ed Advocate, Allison Vrolijk, Esq. will present. Parents are their child's best advocate, but they can only effectively advocate if they understand what a well-written IEP looks like, how to monitor and track progress, and what needs to be included in an IEP to secure the supports and services their child needs. In this workshop, Allison will take you step by step through the IEP document, teaching you how to write effective goals and objectives, how to read data and track…

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September 2019

Understanding Struggling Readers: Could it be Dyslexia?

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Christian Church, 418 M.L.K. Jr Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
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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 will invite questions from the audience. Presenter: Renee Bernhardt is a CERI certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist and holds a Level II certification with Wilson Language. She has taught students in first through twelfth grade during her teaching and administrative careers in upstate New York and Georgia. Renee has earned…

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Understanding the Special Education Referral Process

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Piney Grove Middle School – Cafeteria, 8135 Majors Road
Cumming, GA 30041
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Assistant Director of Special Education in Forsyth County, Paul West, will present. Is your child struggling in school? Come learn how the referral process works in the public school system. This event is sponsored by Dyslexia Forsyth in partnership with the International Dyslexia Association GA and Decoding Dyslexia GA. Outreach events such as this provide opportunities for individuals to connect in person with parents, educators, and others interested in learning and engaging in discussions about dyslexia and related topics. This partnered…

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Building Literacy Skills: Tips and Tricks for Pre-K to 2nd Grade

September 25 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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Description: Learn the tips and tricks for building strong foundational reading skills in Pre-K to 2nd grade. During this interactive presentation led by Dr. Nora Schlesinger, parents and educators will learn how to prepare pre-readers and young readers for literacy success. Learn how to incorporate literacy skills through fun and engaging activities at home and school. And know what signs to look for in children who may be struggling with reading skills and how to help. During this presentation, parents…

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October 2019

How Technology Can Help ALL Learners

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mill Springs Academy, 13660 New Providence Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
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Our presenters Joyce Derr and Debbie Brineman have each supported students for over 30 years. Joyce is a certified speech-language therapist and Debbie has occupational instruction certification. Both educators are assistive technology professionals with national credentialing through RESNA.  They will share with the audience their extensive knowledge of the latest tools, apps, and devices to support learners. Attendees are invited to stay after the presentation to enjoy refreshments and the opportunity to speak with the presenters and representatives from the International…

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