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
February 11, 2019 – “Embracing Dyslexia” – Join us for the viewing of this thoughtful exploration of dyslexia from an insider’s perspective, researchers, educators and experts. Popcorn and refreshments will be served during the movie. A Q& A session will follow the viewing of the movie. Location: Fairhill School
March 11, 2019 – “How Does ADHD Affect Communication?” – Tammy O’Niel, CSSC, CPT will discuss ADHD and Executive Functions deficits that contribute to an individual’s struggle with planning and organizing one’s thoughts in a concise and efficient manner. This interactive workshop will dive deep into understanding how effective communication involves minimizing potential misunderstanding and overcoming barriers to communication at each stage of the communication process. Location: Winston School
April 8, 2019 – “READING 101: Tools and Strategies for Parents and Dyslexia Practitioners” – What do I need to know about reading to help me understand the reading process? What are some strategies I can use at home to help my child become a more confident reader? What if my child dislikes reading? How does dyslexia affect my child’s ability to read? How do I help him/her learn to love reading? Have you ever asked these questions as a parent? Are you a therapist who needs ideas to help your student’s parents at home?
Kim Arthur, Certified Academic Language Therapist in private practice in McKinney, and former public-school Dyslexia teacher for 17 years, will share her insights and knowledge about the reading process and offer specific strategies for reading at home with your child. Her passion is helping students achieve success in reading through multi-sensory strategies.
Location: Melissa High School – Student Union Area
3030 Milrany Lane, Melissa, TX 75454
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