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Parent Workshops

As a service to the community, the HRS Learning Center hosts numerous workshops designed specifically for parents of students with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences.

As we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect upon public events, dates for upcoming Parent Workshops are still to be determined.

Past 2019-2020 Parent Workshops:

February 15, 2020

“Guiding Parents Through Children’s Learning Differences”

Presented by the Slingerland Institute for Literacy

The identification of a child’s learning difference has impacts beyond the student’s academic needs. In addition to the implications for the student, parents often have questions about how to best support their child. This presentation led parents through an understanding learning differences, the academic and emotional impacts that they can have, and how to partner with your school to implement appropriate supports and interventions.

Topics included:

·Identification of Learning Differences, Progress Monitoring, and Diagnostic Assessment

·Supporting Children in the Development of Oral Language Skills, Written Language Skills and Reading Skills

·Advocating, Seeking Help, and Supporting Children to Trust Themselves and Reach Understanding and Acceptance

Presenters:

·Bev Wolf is the former head of Hamlin Robinson School has been training teachers in the Slingerland Approach for more than thirty years. In addition to writing materials for classroom teachers she collaborated with Virginia Berninger to write Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia, Lessons from Science and Teaching, now in its second edition

·Pat Massoth is a Master Slingerland Teacher who has taught at Hamlin Robinson School for more than 20 years. She has served on the Board of the Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and participated in teacher training through the Slingerland Institute for Literacy.

·Beverly Cuevas, LICSW, ACSW, is a clinical Social Worker who has facilitated classroom meetings at HRS for 30 years. She sees dyslexia as a learning difference rather than a disability. She will present some tools that will emphasize positive acceptance and understanding as we deal with issues related to dyslexia and language-learning disabilities.