COMMUNITY EVENTS

Sep
25
Wed
Occupational Therapy Tips for Homework Success @ Beaverton
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Back-to-school time is an exciting time, however, it can bring challenges for students with dyslexia. Many kids may complain about homework, but for kids with dyslexia, homework time may be especially difficult. Now is a good opportunity to review work and study habits that promote academic success. Occupational therapy supports children and parents to structure homework time to reduce frustration and build skills. Come and learn how to help your student be as independent as possible in their homework routine.

About the presenter: Melodie Ethel-King OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist at New Horizons Wellness Services in Tigard. She is passionate about empowering children to be productive in their environments.  She has over 25 years of experience providing Occupational Therapy to individuals across the lifespan.  She has a rich background of clinical experience providing Occupational Therapy services in the community, medical, school, and home settings.

Location:
Murray Hills Christian Church
15050 SW Weir Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97007

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

Sep
28
Sat
Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic – FREE @ Vancouver, WA
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hosted by Successful Educational Learning

Would you like to gain more information about dyslexia? Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this event is for you!

Do you have a student that struggles with reading, writing, or spelling?  Perhaps they struggle with them all. Where ever you are in learning about learning differences, we would like to help.

With our dyslexia simulation, you won’t just get another lecture, you will get hands-on experiences that will allow you to walk in the shoes of your student-feel what they feel every day.  Activities will be available for:

  • Reading
  • Hand-Writing
  • And more

Learn more about Dyslexia and truly understand the struggles your child might be facing.

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Location:
The Aero Club
9901 NE 7th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98685

Sep
29
Sun
Kids Network Event at Skyhook Ninja Fitness @ Beaverton
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come meet other kids with dyslexia and their parents: at this American Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course and training gym!

     DETAILS:

  • Cost: $15.00 per child
  • Deadline to Register: Sep 27th!
  • Pre-registration and waiver completion REQUIRED!
  • Not an event for siblings

Location: Skyhook Ninja Fitness, 12008 SW Garden PL Tigard, OR 97223

Online waivers must be completed by everyone (kids and adults) prior to event at: https://www.waiverking.com/print/14338

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For this event, we ask that just kids with Dyslexia attend with their parent(s). We love our siblings and we will do quarterly events for the whole family!

Oct
9
Wed
Walk in the Shoes of a Dyslexic – FREE @ Lake Oswego
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
11
Fri
Dyslexia: Strategies & Experiences for your Toolbox @ Portland
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Join us on The Bluff as the University of Portland School of Education and Decoding Dyslexia Oregon host: Dyslexia: Strategies & Experiences for your Toolbox. The team of presenters will provide practical content that educators and administrators can take back to their classrooms and schools to better support their students and families.

Registration Cost: $60 per person
* Breakfast and lunch is included.
* PDU credit offered with this conference.

Presentations include:

  • An Introduction to Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia Simulation and Student Panel
  • Accommodations for Middle and High School Students
  • SMART IEP Reading Goals
  • Multisensory Literacy General Education
  • Structured Literacy

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 

Oct
20
Sun
Light it Up Red for Dyslexia Awareness Month! @ Portland
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
6
Wed
A Night with Emily Hanford! @ Portland
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Emily Hanford is a senior education correspondent for APM Reports, the documentary and investigative reporting team at American Public Media. Emily Hanford has been working in public media for more than two decades as a reporter, producer, editor, news director, and program host. She came to APM in 2008 to produce documentaries for American RadioWorks, which became part of APM Reports in 2016. Her work has won numerous honors including a duPont-Columbia Award, a Casey Medal and awards from the Education Writers Association and the Associated Press. In 2017, she won the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. Emily is based in the Washington, D.C., area. She is a graduate of Amherst College. Her reporting on reading includes:

o    Hard Words: Why Aren’t Kids Being Taught to Read?

o    Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

o    Why Millions of Kids Can’t Read and What Better Teaching Can Do About It

o    At a Loss for Words: What’s Wrong with How Schools Teach Reading

o    Hard to Read: How Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

Location:

TABORSPACE
5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97215

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