DD-NJ Events

Regular DD-NJ Monthly Meetings

Business Meeting: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Parent Networking Hour: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Learning Ally, 20 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

A conference call option is available for all business meetings. It is recommended to verify your attendance by contacting DD-NJ.

2019-2020 Schedule:

September 23, 2019March 23, 2020
October 28, 2019April 27, 2020
November 2019 – No meetingMay 18, 2020
December 02, 2019June 15, 2020
January 27, 2020July 2020 – No meeting
February 24, 2020August 2020 – 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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UPDATE to the Our Dyslexic Kids film viewing tomorrow. Streaming starts at 12:00pm ET on YouTube (not just anytime as posted previously), and will be available unlimited from that time on (days and weeks later).

Panel tomorrow night is still at 8:00pm and shown live, but a recording of it will be available later.

Here are the links again:

To watch film:
Thursday, May 21, starting at 12:00pm
youtu.be/oJ7xa6meD2Q. (available unlimited after then)

Panel discussion:
Please also register for the 8pm EDT panel (see image for panelist):
osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__1XrKoyESj69NdmHg99IGQ

If you would like to submit questions for the panel, please do so by emailing them to OurDyslexicChildren@gmail.com
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THURS MAY 21st - New dyslexia related film release
"Our Dyslexic Children"

The story:
In 2010, a group of parents in a suburban school district near Columbus, Ohio discovered their children had something in common - they could not read. Together they filed a systemic, group complaint with the Ohio Department of Education and the district was found in violation. Then, they formed a ​partnership with the district and now work shoulder to shoulder to deliver the nationally recognized early literacy program they built together. This film was made to offer a roadmap for parents to advocate on behalf of all children. (see their website for more of their story, ourdyslexicchildren.com)

To watch film:
View the film anytime beginning on Thursday, May 21 at youtu.be/oJ7xa6meD2Q.

Panel discussion:
Please also register for the 8pm EDT panel (see image for panelist):
osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__1XrKoyESj69NdmHg99IGQ

If you would like to submit questions for the panel, please do so by emailing them to OurDyslexicChildren@gmail.com
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ATTN NJ Educators: Free Tutoring Services for Children with Dyslexia in South Jersey Locations

The Children’s Dyslexia Centers, funded through the generosity of the Scottish Rite Masons, provide intensive reading instruction to children grades 1 –12, with dyslexia. The children receive one-on-one instruction twice a week after school which allows for the instruction to be tailored to each individual child’s needs. A diagnosis from a Child Study Team or outside qualified examiner documenting a diagnosis of dyslexia or presenting test results reflecting a diagnostic profile of dyslexia is required. The Centers provide reading instruction using the multisensory Orton Gillingham approach, also known as a structured literacy approach, which includes direct, explicit teaching of phonics. The instruction is provided at no cost to families except for a modest registration fee. An admission application and report of the professional evaluation help us determine if our approach would be appropriate for the child.

There are two Children’s Dyslexia Centers in South Jersey – one is located in Burlington and the other in Northfield. If you are interested in referring a child for these services, have parents request a Child Admission Application by calling our Central Office at 201-288-1183 or e-mailing masoniclearningcenters@verizon.net.

The Centers are now accepting applications for Fall 2020. In keeping with State guidelines for sheltering in place, they are currently offering services online through the end of the school year. They hope to provide in-person instruction in the Fall, but will comply with State and Scottish Rite Masons policy on this matter.
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