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Speaker Series

2018-19 Speaker Series Lectures

All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place in the HRS Commons. There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.

November 8, 2018

Taming Teen Stress

Presented by Sheri Gazitt, parent educator, author, and founder, of TeenWise

The amount of stress and anxiety that our children are dealing with is phenomenal. Parents often feel helpless when they see their children tired, anxious, and stressed. Together, we’ll explore the causes, effects, signs and symptoms of stress, and how parents can make a difference.

January 10, 2019

Dyslexia Advocacy from the Couch

Presented by Jennifer Bardsly, author and dyslexia advocate

Social media can be one of the best ways to advocate for dyslexia awareness. Learn the basics of Twitter and other social platforms and find out how they can be used to make the Superintendent and state legislators pay attention to important issues around dyslexia

February 7, 2019

Digital Media Awareness for Students with Learning Differences

Presented by Megan Reimann, educator, coach, and learning specialist

Neuroscience says the developing brain is changing in the digital age. Investigate technology and screen use as it relates to essential learning, school performance and family relationships. Topics will include managing screen use, homework and home routines, and more.

April 4, 2019

Educational Interventions in the Dyslexic Brain

Presented by Dr. Jason Yeatman, UW Brain Development and Education Lab

Drawing on topics in neuroscience, psychology, education, and engineering, Dr. Jason Yeatman of the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, will discuss our understanding of how the brain’s reading circuitry develops in response to education and how targeted behavioral interventions prompt changes in the brains of children with dyslexia.