NWACHEA

Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

DYSLEXIA Workshop – May 3rd – updated details

You are invited to attend a FREE workshop on DYSLEXIA on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7:00 pm, at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

Marni Hendrix is taking RSVP’s just to get an idea for number of handouts.  However, an RSVP is not required to attend!  Please come even if you decide at the last minute … but if you know now that you plan to come, please RSVP to Marni.
Parents, even if you don’t have a dyslexic child, consider coming to learn about dyslexia in case you ever do have a child or grandchild with it.
Our workshop presenter is driving from Tulsa; this is a special opportunity for us.
The presentation will include national statistics regarding the number of children who experience dyslexia/reading difficulties, and Specific Learning Disability; demographic information concerning children with dyslexia/reading difficulties; what reading scientists have discovered regarding the nature of dyslexia; issues related to why it is so difficult for some children to learn to read (transparent vs. opaque writing systems), how dyslexia/reading difficulties should be evaluated; how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is related to dyslexia and how it should be evaluated and why; and a presentation of the types of research-based interventions that are appropriate for remediating dyslexia/reading difficulties.Our speaker:
David P. Hurford, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and counseling at Pittsburg State University. He directs the Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia (Center for READing) and is the founder and manager of the Center for the Assessment and Remediation of Reading Difficulties (CARRD, Inc.) a nonprofit dedicated to assisting individuals with dyslexia become competent readers. He earned his doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Akron, an M.A. from Hollins University and an A.B. from Drury University. He has a large number of presentations at regional, national and international conferences and many published articles in the area of dyslexia, reading difficulties, phonological processing and other educational issues. Early in his career he was the recipient of a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education which allowed him to dedicate his efforts toward the prevention, identification and intervention of dyslexia and reading difficulties. Toward this end, he has authored a reading curriculum designed to prevent reading difficulties in kindergarten (Secret Codes) and first grade (Advanced Codes). The Center for READing and CARRD, Inc. uses his identification and remediation strategies to provide high-quality and accurate assessments and successful interventions for children and adults who have dyslexia and reading difficulties. Hurford and April Huninghake, have written and illustrated the children’s book “I Have Dyslexia.”
If necessary, it’s OK to come late to the workshop or leave early.

Childcare is NOT provided. While nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, we ask that you please do not bring older children to the presentation.

Directions to Circle of Life Hospice:

From I49, take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and go west toward Tontitown.
Near Tontitown, turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight. There is a Harps on the right at that intersection.
Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd.
It says Circle of Life on the building, but at the entrance there is a sign that says Willard and Pat Walker Family Center and another that says Earlene Howard Hospice Home.

Hope to see you there!
Shelley Kinder
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
479-444-6405

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