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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

June 10, 2019 – “Dyslexia…ADHD…Executive Function” – What do these words mean? How are these conditions related? How do these conditions present themselves in me, my child, or my students? What can be done to manage these conditions at home and at school? How can there be advantages to these conditions?

Join Melanie Florsheim as she shares her experience and knowledge as an ADHD Family Life Coach and Dyslexia Therapist on dyslexia, ADHD, and executive function. Come discover more about these co-existing conditions and leave with an understanding about how to live successfully with them.

Location: Shelton School, 15720 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75248


September 9, 2019 –”Dual Exceptionality, A Personal Perspective”– Charlotte Showalter, C.A.L.T., Reading Specialist, and M.R.E.  The experience of a twice-exceptional student is unique, these students require special consideration in the educational setting. Hear from a practicing Dyslexia Specialist about her personal experience with dual exceptionality and how her own educational circumstances.

Location: TBA


October, 2, 2019 – “Experience Dyslexia Simulation” October is Dyslexia Awareness Month – Join us for a hands-on experience of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily. The Dallas IDA will guide you through six simulation stations containing language-based tasks. A general discussion and questions and answer session will complete the experience.

Location: RISD Professional Development Center, 701 Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75080



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