COMMUNITY EVENTS

Jan
23
Wed
Acceptance, Accommodations, and Attitude: Supporting the Dyslexic Reader @ Beaverton
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Dr. Maura Malone

Dr. Maura Malone shares insights and best practices about the journey families must take in support of a dyslexic student. Using a comprehensive support model as the starting point, Dr. Malone reviews the critical milestones families can anticipate as they identify a dyslexic child and put in place literacy interventions, formal and informal accommodations, and cognitive/behavioral training. The presentation includes a review of the current scientific findings as well as success stories of children and young adults overcoming the challenges of dyslexia.

About the presenter: Dr. Maura Malone is a certified dyslexia tutor, evaluator, and a coach to individuals with ADHD, a frequently concomitant condition. She is certified for dyslexia training through the Barton reading and spelling curriculum and has helped dozens of children and young adults. Dr. Malone uses the Seeing My Time curriculum to help improve the lives of those with ADHD. In addition to tutoring and coaching, she is a regular speaker to schools, parent groups and other organizations and also leads workshops with small groups. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Virginia and has an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. Her proudest achievement is raising three dyslexic boys.

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

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

Please RSVP at: https://support-dyslexic-reader-tigard.eventbrite.com

Free Parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

Feb
4
Mon
Syllabee Literacy: Yes, Parents Can! @ Portland
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Katie Husmann Stevenson

Learn about Syllabee Literacy’s Parent Training Program, an innovative parent mentoring program designed to be affordable and effective for families with dyslexia seeking to help themselves. Syllabee equips parents to tutor, encourage, and advocate for children with dyslexia or trouble reading. Syllabee’s proprietary eight-week program includes customized lesson plans with word lists tailored for each child’s specific needs.  Katie will share triumphs, challenges, and easy-to-apply takeaways from her program, which equips parents not only with technical know-how but also with social-emotional insights that minimize the tears and frustration of learning together.

Katie Husmann Stevenson first started tutoring children with dyslexia in 2010 and was amazed by the transformations learners can achieve with the right attention, but frustrated by the many obstacles that parents face as they seek remediation for their children. She has privately tutored over a hundred children with language processing or executive functioning difficulties. She received training in all of Lindamood-Bell’s programs (Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing, On Cloud 9, and Talkies). She is also a curriculum design consultant for the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia. 

Location: Portland Providence Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, Amplitheater Room

Please RSVP at: https://syllabee.eventbrite.com

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

Free Parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

Feb
20
Wed
Could it be Dyslexia? @ Bend
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

When children struggle to read, parents often don’t know why. This session will help answer the question…could it be dyslexia?

Location:
The Samara Learning Center
230 NE 9th Street
Parking in the ‘lower lot’

Click Here for Flyer

Feb
26
Tue
Kid’s Network Legislative Day! @ Salem
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pre-Registration required: https://legislative-day-2019.eventbrite.com

Feb
27
Wed
Syllabee Literacy: Yes, Parents Can! @ Beaverton
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Katie Husmann Stevenson

Learn about Syllabee Literacy’s Parent Training Program, an innovative parent mentoring program designed to be affordable and effective for families with dyslexia seeking to help themselves. Syllabee equips parents to tutor, encourage, and advocate for children with dyslexia or trouble reading. Syllabee’s proprietary eight-week program includes customized lesson plans with word lists tailored for each child’s specific needs.  Katie will share triumphs, challenges, and easy-to-apply takeaways from her program, which equips parents not only with technical know-how but also with social-emotional insights that minimize the tears and frustration of learning together. For more information on the Syllabee program, visit www.syllabee.org.

Katie Husmann Stevenson first started tutoring children with dyslexia in 2010 and was amazed by the transformations learners can achieve with the right attention, but frustrated by the many obstacles that parents face as they seek remediation for their children. She has privately tutored over a hundred children with language processing or executive functioning difficulties. She received training in all of Lindamood-Bell’s programs (Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing, On Cloud 9, and Talkies). She is also a curriculum design consultant for the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at the University of Virginia. 

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

Please RSVP: https://syllabee-beaverton.eventbrite.com

Click Here for Flyer

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

Free Parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

 

Mar
2
Sat
IDA – Oregon Branch Annual Spring Symposium @ Portland
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

“Comprehensive Literacy Instruction: The Science of Teaching Reading”

Presented by: Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D

Click Here for Flyer

Registration Link

Location:
EcoTrust Building, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room,
721 NW Ninth Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

Mar
4
Mon
Special Education Law: Know your Rights @ Portland
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This session will offer basic information about special education law and the rights of parents and students with dyslexia.  It will cover evaluations, eligibility, the IEP process and dispute resolution options.  Questions welcome after the talk as time allows.

Featured speakerChris Shank, Disability Rights Oregon
Chris has been an attorney working with children receiving special education services for 17 years. She received her law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. She has provided training on special education law and parental rights for parents and advocates around the state and has assisted in developing DRO’s Special Education Guide for Parents and Advocates.

Location:
Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
The Amphitheater Room

Please RSVP at: https://special-education-law-portland.eventbrite.com

Click Here for Flyer

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

Free Parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

 

 

Mar
13
Wed
Using Project Read as a Tier 1 Curriculum @ Beaverton
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by Elizabeth Skorohodov

Learn how to use Project Read in the general classroom setting. Presentation will include demonstration and exploration of the Project Read kit and why the following elements are important: introducing a new letter with rule attached, skywriting, learning a “red” word and dictation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience these tasks. This presentation is for administrators, educators and parents.

Elizabeth Skorohodov teaches Kindergarten at Atkinson for PPS where she is also the Dyslexia Advisor. She uses a blend of Project Read and materials from Literacy Resources International and Ron Yoshimoto as the foundation for her literacy instruction. She received her MAT from PSU and her ESL endorsement. She is also the parent of children with dyslexia. Skorohodov says that, “Dyslexia has opened my eyes. It has made me a better teacher and a better person. I know that my journey will never be over. I will continue to find ways to reach my students in new and exciting ways as well as advocate for high quality multisensory structured learning in all of our general education classrooms.”

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

Please RSVP at: https://project-read-beaverton.eventbrite.com

Click Here for Flyer

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

 Free Parking. Suggested donation of $5 to assist with meeting costs.

 

Mar
20
Wed
Assistive Technology Tools @ Bend
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our local Educational School District joins us to share assistive technology tools and reading supports available for students in Central Oregon.

Location:
The Samara Learning Center
230 NE 9th Street
parking in the ‘lower lot’

Click Here for Flyer