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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dyslexia Awareness Campaign - Upcoming Free Workshops

From Decoding Dyslexia - MA
September 8, 2014

Efforts to increase awareness and provide better educational support for students with dyslexia are gaining momentum nationwide. Decoding Dyslexia – MA is the leading way in Massachusetts by organizing regional informational events for parents and professionals.
  • Is your child struggling to acquire reading skills?
  • Does it seem to take extra time to formulate his spoken and written ideas?
  • Are messy handwriting and poor spelling obstacles to success?
  • Is your child feeling frustrated with all aspects of school - even the social side? 

The following free presentations open to anyone interested in learning more about the needs of struggling readers and the literacy skills can be improved for all children.

These free workshops will address:
  • How to identify and understand the profile of a dyslexic learner;
  • Current research on dyslexia;
  • Information on locating and advocating for appropriate services;
  • A discussion of the current advocacy efforts of MA parents to increase opportunity for students with dyslexia in MA public schools.

Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Beverly Public Library
Sohier Room
232 Essex St., Beverly, MA

Saturday, September 20, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Plymouth Public Library
Otto Fellow Room
132 South St., Plymouth, MA

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00 -8:00pm

Boston Plan for Excellence
Suite 110
27–43 Wormwood Street, Boston

About Decoding Dyslexia - MA (DDMA)

Decoding Dyslexia – MA is a grassroots movement driven by parents, educators and professionals concerned about the limited access to evidence-based interventions for dyslexia. We are inspired by and collaborating with other Decoding Dyslexia groups nationwide. We aim to raise awareness, to empower students with dyslexia and their families, and to inform policy makers on practices based on neuroscience to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in Massachusetts public schools and institutions of higher learning.

For more information please visit our website: Decoding Dyslexia MA

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