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October 18 – Simulation on What it is Like to Have Dyslexia

Have you ever wondered what it is like to read or write for someone who has dyslexia?  Each year ODN hosts this simulation and it is our most popular and widely anticipated meeting.  Although it is always up to you, we encourage anyone who works with your child to attend: Parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, etc.  It is every eye-opening!

Advance signup is highly encouraged so to ensure that you have a seat reserved. Sign up here.

When:  October 18, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Heritage Elementary in Lewis Center (679 Lewis Center Rd., Lewis Center, OH 43035)

As always, all are encouraged and invited to attend regardless of where your child attends or in what school district you reside.

It’s Summer!

ODN takes a break during the summer but we will be back for the next school year!  Enjoy your time off and plan to attend our lineup of meetings next school year!

April 19 – Making Sure Your Child is Ready to Read, Ready to Learn

 

When: April 19, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Heritage Elementary School in the library

Presentation: Early language, speech sound and literacy development. Home strategies to build skills. Developmental milestones for emergent literacy skills. District support of our young learners.

Presenters: Bridget A. Chapman, M.A. CCC-SLP and Tonya Riedel, OLSD Preschool Supervisor BA- Early Intervention and Early Learning of the Handicapped, MA-School Administration, COBIDA Board Member and IDA Member, Parent of two children with dyslexia.

As always, our meetings are open to parents and educators.  We invite you to join us.  In order to be certain that you have a spot that evening, advance signup is highly recommended.

 

March 8 – Preventing Summer Brain Drain

Join us for a panel discussion for these hot topics!

  • What are the Summer Enrichment Experiences (SEE) that are available through OLSD?
  • Should I hire a private tutor? What questions should I ask? What are the different levels of certification?
  • What summer programs do the local libraries offer for my family?
  • What local camps are out there?
  • Marburn Academy has summer programs.  Are they appropriate for my child’s needs?

As always, our meetings are open to parents, students and educators. We invite you to join us!

When: March 8, 6:30-8 pm

Where: Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

Feb. 14 – How to Gain Meaningful Parental Participation in your Child’s IEP

IEPs can be overwhelming. As a parent and member of the IEP team, you play a critical role in your child’s IEP and in the protection of their rights. But did you know that you have rights, too? Join us as we talk about how to gain meaningful parental participation in your child’s IEP.

As always, our meetings are open to everyone: Parents, students and educators. We invite you to join us.

When:                      February 14, 6:30 p.m.

Where:                     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

November 16: Navigating Dyslexia

Calling all students with dyslexia & their families: Ever wonder what it is like to navigate dyslexia?

It’s not easy to navigate dyslexia. Hear directly from a panel of parents and children affected by dyslexia. They will take your questions and we’ll hear from experts, too.

This is a great session for adults and students. As always, our meetings are open to parents, children and educators. We invite you to join us.

When:                      November 16, 6:30 p.m.

Where:                     Heritage Elementary School in the library

Mark your calendar now for all of our other meetings this school year: January 18, February 14, March 8 and April 19.

October 19: Simulation on Reading Difficulty

Our most popular meeting session is back!  Join us for a simulation on “What it is like to have dyslexia.” The simulation takes participants through what it is like to try to read and perform language related tasks with a reading difficulty or dyslexia.

This is a very eye-opening simulation and it can be a very emotional one. This simulation is very helpful, especially for teachers, parents, grandparents, siblings and anyone who may be interested.

As always, our meetings are open to parents and educators. We invite you to join us. In order to be certain that you have a spot that evening, advance signup is highly recommended.

When:                      October 19, 6:30 p.m.

Where:                     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

Advance Signup:             http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49a5ad2ba64-odndyslexia

Mark your calendar now for all of our other meetings this school year: November 16, January 18, February 15, March 8 and April 19.