Dallas Dyslexia Information Group (DDIG)


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“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”  – Benjamin Franklin

The Dallas Dyslexia Information Group (DDIG) is a monthly dyslexia support group for the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Each month DDIG  speakers and other LD professionals provide information and resources concerning learning differences to parents, educators, LD professionals, and others interested in learning more about dyslexia and related topics. DDIG provides encouragement and a venue to share information and resources to adults and older adolescents with learning differences.

These presentations are free and open to the public. One and one half CEU’s or a Certificate of Attendance are given to Academic Language Therapy Association members, LD professionals, Educators, and other Professionals for a $5.00 fee.

  • When: 2nd Monday of each month
  • Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Varies

November 13, 2017 – “Teaching Adults with Dyslexia” – Join us for an informative presentation by Karen Guida. Mrs. Guida is Director of the Adult Basic Literacy Education program at Literacy Instruction for Texas. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist in the Sequential English education Program and has a Master of Arts in Multisensory Teaching from Dallas Baptist University. Karen previously served on the Board of the Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. – at LIFT

Register for the November 13th DDIG Meeting


 
January 8, 2018 – “The 2e Student” – Marcy Eisinger’s, MS, MEd, CALT, LDT, CDTI, presentation will be about how identification of twice-exceptional learners can be challenging and requires those vested in the education of these learners to be knowledgeable of the unique characteristics and behaviors demonstrated by these learners (Dyslexia Handbook, p. 38).  This session will review the 2e student, the considerations when conducting an evaluation for possible dyslexia, and ways to support the 2e student both academically, and through social/emotional supports.  – at Region 10 Spring Valley Location

February 12, 2018 – “Media Madness: A Guide for Parents of Learning Differenced Children in the World of Mobile Phones” – Dr. Caroline Ford, from the Fairhill School,  will cover topics relating to cell phone readiness, how to handle the first and subsequent cellphones, and ways to help your children protect personal privacy. We will also discuss the role of the media in relation to self-esteem and peer interactions, including a discussion on methods for identifying and dialoging with your child on cyberbullying.  Please join us for this incredibly important topic and open discussion. – Fairhill School

Register for the February 12th DDIG Meeting


Mark your calendars for these future DDIG Dates:

  • March 12, 2018
  • April 9, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • June 11, 2018

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