DD-NJ Events

Regular DD-NJ Monthly Meetings 

Business Meeting: 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Parent Networking Hour: Temporarily On Hold

Due to continued COVID restrictions, we hosting virtual monthly meetings. Please confirm your attendance by contacting DD-NJ at info@decodingdyslexianj.org and you will be sent the meeting login credentials.

2020-2021 Schedule:

September 30, 2020 March 2020 – TBD
October 28, 2020 April 2020 – TBD
November – No meeting May 2020 – TBD
December 02, 2020 June 2020 – TBD
January 2020 – TBD July – No meeting
February 2020 – TBD August – No meeting

 

 

 

Raise Dyslexia Awareness at your Local Library

Click here to see: Library Dyslexia Awareness Campaign flyer

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, but any time of year is a good time to spread the word about dyslexia. Decoding Dyslexia-NJ asks YOU to help us increase dyslexia awareness through a collaboration with your local library.

Sponsor an information share session, put up a display of your favorite books on dyslexia, have a story-time read aloud of “Thank You Mr. Falker” by Patricia Polacco, or screen the film “Embracing Dyslexia” (a documentary available free online, or on YouTube).

Libraries fill up their calendars and displays in advance, so call yours today and make arrangements for next October or anytime of year!

Here are some examples from past year’s campaigns:

Past Events:

  • October 5, 2016: An Early Intervention Lecture with Dr. Gaab
    Location: The Cambridge School, Pennington, NJ
    Decoding Dyslexia-NJ, in partnership with the Cambridge School, present a special, free event this fall on Early Intervention. Our speaker, Dr. Gaab, is a highly-regarded expert on neuroscience and currently doing extensive research on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. Recently, she was featured on the Boston’s Chronicle show. Here’s a link to her segment of that feature story on dyslexia.
  • March 10, 2016: The State of DYslexia in New Jersey
    Location: Ryder University
    In 2013/14, Governor Christie signed 3 dyslexia-related bills into law. So where are we now? How have these new laws impacted our schools, our teachers and our children? Come spend an evening with Decoding Dyslexia–NJ and distinguished guests to discuss how the new dyslexia laws have played out in the real world setting. Learn about the changes to educational environments and the shifts in attitudes and thought processes taking place in many districts across the state. If things seem slow to move in your community, join us and hear from other parents & educators about how to take steps towards improved outcomes in your school. Detailed examples of implementation and resources will be presented.

 

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"Dyslexia tips that work” -- Virtual Presentation
Tuesday, Oct 27th
5:30pm-6:30pm

Join Decoding Dyslexia-NJ as we work with learning disabilities specialist, Genny Schwarzberg, who will share some great information and tips to better understand dyslexia and how you can help your child. Parents (and educators) will learn prevention is possible and remediation can be fun. Focus will be on unlocking best literacy practices for you to implement at home to help keep your child on track.

The live presentation will be followed by a live Q&A with Ms Schwarzberg and Liz Barnes of Decoding Dyslexia-NJ.

Genny Schwarzberg is owner of Genny of all Trades, LLC which is a combination of 11 years of professional experiences as a certified special education teacher, learning disabilities teacher-consultant (LDT-C), case manager, educational evaluator, Orton-Gillingham tutor, and Executive Function coach.

This event is hosted by the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Registration: Open link, then click “sign up”. theoceancountylibrary.org/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D148221845
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