January 20: ODN Tour & Meeting at DACC

Join ODN for a special presentation and tour of the local Delaware County Career Center. Learn about how they can work with our special needs children and about their programs that prepare students for both college and a career. We’ll tour the biotech lab and much more.

ODN meetings are open to parents, educators and kids. Since this meeting is also for kids we will include them in the general session and not have a special breakout session for them.

When:      January 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Delaware Area Career Center, 4565 Columbus Pike (US 23); Drive around to the back of the building and enter through the doors there.

November 18: Foreign Language Req. & ASL

Those with dyslexia often have great difficulty with learning a foreign language. So, what are the foreign language requirements all about and what is required to graduate and what do colleges accept or not? And where does ASL fit in and why is it thought of as being helpful to our students with dyslexia?

We’ll cover the foreign language requirements at the very beginning of the meeting and then we’ll get in-depth about ASL. Join us!

ODN meetings are open to everyone — parents, educators and kids. We invite you to join us.

When:      November 18, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

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October 21 Meeting: Simulation on Dyslexia

What is it like to have a reading difficulty? Ever wonder what it is like for your child?  Find out during our simulation.

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. We encourage you to bring your spouse and anyone who may be interested.

As always, our meetings are open to parents and educators. CEUs (Continuing Education credit) is available. Advance signup through Signup Genius is required.

When: 6:30 pm

Where: Heritage Elementary in Lewis Center

September 16: It’s all About Math!

Difficulty learning math? You’re not alone!

Come learn about the Cognition and Brain Science of Math Learning

Nancy Krasa, co-author of Number Sense and Number Nonsense: Understanding the Challenges of Learning Math, will join us on September 16 to talk with us about math! Co-authors Dr. Nancy Krasa (clinical psychologist) and Sara Shunkwiler (middle school teacher) offer their expertise for an eye-opening exploration of how the brain works during the many complex facets of math learning.

This talk will introduce the audience to a few highlights of current research. In particular, Dr. Krasa will talk about what it means to have (or not have) “number sense.” She will also discuss mathematical language, its relationship to natural language, and the problems that children with language and reading disorders often encounter in classroom mathematics.

ODN meetings are open to parents, educators and kids. We invite you to join us. More details are on our free mobile app.

When:      September 16th, 6:30 p.m.

Where:     Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria

ODN Meetings Resume in September!

Just like our kids, ODN is on summer break!

We are still around so if you need help in any way please do reach out. We will not, however, hold meetings during the summer. We resume with our regular third Wednesday of every month schedule starting in September.

Be sure to catch us then.  In the meantime, rest up and have a great summer!

April 15 Meeting: Central Ohio’s Children’s Dyslexia Center

Did you know that the Children’s Center for Dyslexia offers free tutoring for students? Or that they train tutors on the Orton-Gillingham (OG) method? Or, that the Center has a summer program for students?

There is alot to know about the Children’s Dyslexia Center and about how help students with reading difficulties and dyslexia.  Join us for another exciting meeting. Also, remember that ODN is for kids and parents so feel free to bring your children along.

When:          April 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where:         Heritage Elementary School in the cafeteria