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

 

August 13, 2018 – “Self-Advocacy and Education” – Jim Wright will teach youth (age 8th grade to 26 years) with learning differences how to self-advocate. Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination. – Location Winston School

September 10, 2018 – “Math Anxiety”Wesley Schmidt presents triangles, squiggles and spinning things: Why math isn’t that serious to begin with . . . Let’s do hardcore statistics!. – Location The Shelton School

 


October 1, 2018 – “Dyslexia Awareness Month – Experience Dyslexia”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 question and answer session will complete the experience.  Arrive early to gather information from resources for parents, professionals and educators – Location Richardson ISD Professional Development Center (PDC) 

 

November 12, 2018 – Topic to be announced –  Location Fairhill School


January 14, 2019 – “Homework Strategies for Children with Learning Differences”Sarah Lewis, MA, CALT, LDT – Let us help you take the stress out of homework!  All kids are affected in some way by homework struggles.  Homework is not going to go away any time soon so let’s make the most of it.  From a lack of motivation to disorganization, from procrastination to distraction, come get some strategies to manage this nightly routine. – Location Dallas Academy

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