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
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