The next workshop will be Wednesday, November 15th from 7pm to 9pm.
Topic: “Interpreting Psycho-educational Testing Reports” with Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachna Varia, PhD. During this informative presentation, Dr. Varia, Director of Testing and Diagnostics for MindWell Psychology, will review which cognitive and academic areas a full evaluation should include. In addition, she will review these assessments in detail and explain how parents should interpret test scores for a student who has signs or symptoms of dyslexia. Dr. Varia’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
ALLY Advocacy Center has partnered with Decoding Dyslexia and will be cohosting monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month in ALLY Advocacy Center from 7pm-9pm.
WHAT: Monthly series of speakers and discussion, aiming to raise dyslexia awareness and empower families to support their children with dyslexia.
WHERE: ALLY Advocacy Center on Paxton Campus 601 Catoctin Circle, NE Leesburg, VA 20176
Future 2017-2018 Dates:
- November 15th
- December 20th
- January 17th
- February 21st
- March 21st
- April 18th
- May 16th
Questions? Please contact Eileen Shaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.777.1939 x 206
For more information on Decoding Dyslexia, please search “Decoding Dyslexia Virginia” on Facebook or email email@example.com.
Past Topics :
Jan. 20th: “Assistive Technology Support for your Children with Dyslexia” Ian Moore with AIM-VA
Feb. 17th: “Understanding Test Results for Dyslexia” Dr. Rachna Varia, PhD with Mindwell Psychology
March 16th: “Executive Function Challenges for Children with Learning Disabilities” Elisabeth Miller, Speech Language Pathologist
April 20th: “Effectively Monitoring Progress on your Child’s IEP Goals” Allyson Pate, Parent Resource Center
May 18th:”Multi-sensory Instruction for Dyslexic Students: Roundtable Discussions with Specialists from Lindamood-Bell, Orton-Gillingham/Sounds-In-Syllables, Susan Barton & Wilson.” Guests will have the opportunity to learn what multi-sensory instruction is, why it’s important for dyslexic students and which programs are available in Northern VA and over the summer.
Aug 17th: “Effectively Working with School Teams.
September 21, 2016 @ 7pm: “Assistive Technology Supports for Dyslexic Students” with Andrew Drummond from Out of the Box Accessibility Solutions”
October 19, 2016 @ 7pm: “How Do We Promote Grit in our Children? Your Child’s Mind ~ Promoting Motivation, Grit & Executive Functioning” with Dr. Rachna Varia, PhD of MindWell Psychology
November 16, 2016 @ 7 pm: “Expanding our Local Advocacy Efforts for Dyslexic Kids” with Lorraine Hightower, Decoding Dyslexia VA and LCPS Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)