COMMUNITY EVENTS

May
1
Mon
Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic: A Simulation @ Portland
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by the Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Led by Danielle Thompson and Shelbe Park

This interactive session will immerse you in the sights and sounds, and the tactile challenges of a student with dyslexia, through full audience participation in 6 separate activities.  Everyone will play an active part in each of the learning scenarios: (a) auditory figure-ground, (b) mirror activity, (c) lines with bumps story, (d) non-dominant hand, (e) round robin reading, and (f) writing word choice.  Following the introduction, the audience will be divided into groups and will rotate through the 6 activities. During the exercises, each person will experience the daily learning challenges facing students who learn differently.  The simulation experience will reinforce the importance of understanding dyslexia and other learning differences, and why approaches to teaching must be modified when necessary at all levels in school, both regular and special education, from pre-K through university, to ensure student success.  Following the exercises, participants will reflect on the experience, learn helpful strategies, and hear from our student panel on their stories of difficulties and hope.

RSVP at https://shoes-dyslexic.eventbrite.com

Teachers – Earn 2 Professional Development Units! No additional paperwork necessary – certificates will be distributed at event.

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St, Portland OR
‘Social Room’

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May
10
Wed
Educating Dyslexia: Navigating School @ Bend
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presenters: Shelley Gray, M.Ed. and Dr. Patricia Havlin, D.Ed., M.S.Ed.

Learn how dyslexia affects a student’s education and the challenges they face at school while exploring the research-based interventions, accommodations and technology tools proven to help. Hands-on techniques!

Please RSVP at https://see-dyslexic-child.eventbrite.com

Location:
THE LOTUS BUILDING
300 SE REED MARKET
BEND, OR

For more info contact Shelley Gray 536@gmail.com OR (970) 270-0528

May
16
Tue
IEPs and 504 Plans @ Salem
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Barbara Steinberg, M.Ed.,  Founder and Owner of PDX Reading Specialists

Teachers – Earn 2 Professional Development Units for FREE. No additional paperwork necessary – certificates will be distributed at event.

Location:
Salem Hospital
890 Oak St SE
Salem, OR 97301
Building A, 6th floor
Rooms A6-1 & A6-2

May
24
Wed
Overcoming Dyslexia: Social & Emotional @ Bend
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presenters: Shelley Gray, M.Ed. and Dr. Patricia Havlin, D.Ed., M.S.Ed.

Recognize the common signs of social & emotional stress often exhibited by dyslexic students and learn how to support them in overcoming their challenges. Hear tips and success stories from a panel of dyslexic students and adults.

Please RSVP at https://see-dyslexic-child.eventbrite.com

Location:
THE LOTUS BUILDING
300 SE REED MARKET
BEND, OR

For more info contact Shelley Gray 536@gmail.com OR (970) 270-0528

Jun
5
Mon
Heart Math: A tool for Anxiety @ Portland
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

by Cheryl Anthony, MS Ed, Successful Learning Educational Services

Teachers – Earn 2 Professional Development Units! No additional paperwork necessary – certificates will be distributed at event.

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St, Portland OR
‘Amphitheater Room’

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Jun
20
Tue
Getting a Grip on Dysgraphia @ Salem
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Carrie Lippincott, Pediatric O.T.

Teachers – Earn 2 Professional Development Units for FREE. No additional paperwork necessary – certificates will be distributed at event.

Location:
Salem Hospital
890 Oak St SE
Salem, OR 97301
Building A, 6th floor
Rooms A6-1 & A6-2