Want to get involved with Decoding Dyslexia-NJ? We are looking for people to help with: • Local dyslexia workshops • State-wide events • Twitter • Graphic design help • Stakeholder meetings • Local Parent outreach • and much more (in person and/or remotely)!
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Parents will rotate among several concurrent topics during this session.
Register: LDANJ Fall Conference & Resource Expo 10:45am-12:00pm • Session B • Workshop 9 "Parent Roundtables: Ask the Experts"
As a DD-NJ supporter, get full registration for $25! Select "LDA Member" (even if you are not) then select "Decoding Dyslexia" to answer the question of "how did you hear about the conference" = $25 registration!
So 4 years later… is your district saying #Dyslexia ? Dysgraphia? Dyscalculia?
Remember IEPs can’t classify a student for special education services under Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia because those are not one of the 13 classifications, HOWEVER, they CAN use those words to describe how and why a student struggles. They can use those words to drive appropriate goals, objectives, accommodations, modifications and interventions.
Have you been successful in saying Dyslexia in your child’s IEP?Four years ago today, the US DOE tweeted this message and backed it up with a guidance letter for all school systems nationwide. The guidance, in short, says: “The purpose of this letter is to clarify that there is nothing in the IDEA that would prohibit the use of the terms dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia in IDEA evaluation, eligibility determinations, or IEP documents.”
So why are families of dyslexic children still fighting this battle? #Saydyslexia
Cueing systems are a common strategy in whole-language programs, and also are used in many “balanced literacy” programs that incorporate phonics instruction. Cueing systems were designed by analyzing errors rather than practices of proficient readers, and **have not shown benefits in controlled experiments**…. Balanced literacy programs often include both phonics and cueing, but studies suggest cueing instruction can make it more difficult for children to develop phonics skills because it takes their attention away from the letter sounds.
LDANJ’s Fall Conference & Resource Expo Sunday, October 27, 2019
Location: The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Education Building 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
36 workshops including DDNJ’s Parent Roundtables and a Dyslexia Simulation and information on Universal Design, Executive Function, Dyslexia, Math, Financial Literacy, Written Language, IEPs and 504 Plans, High School Transition, Assistive Technology, and more. Speakers from Everyone Reading, Understood.org, SPAN, South Brunswick Schools, and several authors are among the wonderful presenters.
Register by Oct. 10: Members and Full-time Students $25, Non-Members $50. Includes breakfast and lunch. Certificates for 5 PDUs provided.
To kick-off this month’s awareness campaign, we start with the official NJ Joint Resolution which designates October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in New Jersey! Dyslexia does indeed exists in NJ … pass it on!
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