Dyslexia Workshop

Date: Sunday, October 24      Time:  3 PM     Cost: Free

All About Dyslexia

Hosted by Dr. Irene Van Riper of Nature and Needs, this workshop will focus on the characteristics, signs and symptoms of dyslexia, the dyslexia advantage, and the benefits of early intervention. We will discuss recommendations for supporting the individual with dyslexia, and accommodations for success.

October is Dyslexia Awareness month!

Are you a parent of a child who has reading difficulties? Do you think your child might have dyslexia, and wonder why they cannot read or spell as well as their peers? Is there a student in your classroom who is very bright is all areas, but shows signs of reading problems? Join us to discuss your concerns and questions.

Did you know that our brains were not created for reading? There are specialized areas in our brains that help with language. However, learning to read and spell means our brains must translate the spoken word into a code (reading) and then back again (spelling). It isn’t “natural” to read! One in five children have dyslexia in some form. Knowing how we learn to read, and spell is important for every parent, teacher, or community member as we help children and adults succeed in this critical area.

About Dr. Riper

Irene Van Riper, Ed.D., A/OGA will discuss characteristics, signs and symptoms of dyslexia, benefits of early intervention and how the brain reads.

Dr. Riper has a doctorate in Reading and Cognitive Studies from Widener University and is certified by the Academy of Orton Gillingham to implement the Orton Gillingham approach for intervention. She is a Dyslexia Therapist and a Diagnostic Advisor for individuals  with learning disabilities.

Please register. Walk-ins are welcome.

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