Horizon Academy offers the community a series of FREE informative seminars regarding learning disabilities and other related topics. The “Learning Disability Series” is held on Thursday evenings throughout the year at Horizon Academy. We invite you to join us to hear from professionals as well as those who have personally been affected by learning disabilities. While the events are free, we do ask that you RSVP for these events by clicking the links below as seating is limited.
Learning Disabilities Series 2018-2019
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Step into the shoes of a student with learning disabilities at our LD Simulation! Experience the struggles these students face every day. This is a truly unique and powerful event.
Thursday, October 3, 2018
Horizon Academy welcomes Karen Leopold, MS Ed, an Accredited Training Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She will discuss the Orton-Gillingham Approach and how it benefits students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Judy Cowin, BSE, and Ali Caplinger, SLP, will discuss the importance of early reading screenings, early literacy skill development, early reading "red flags", and potential intervention techniques.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Beckham Linton, Speech and Language Pathologist and Social Learning Specialist, will be giving a lecture on social thinking. Her talk will focus on how 'social' is connected directly to language and cognition and she will give specific strategies for parents to take home and start using.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Can’t make it to our first LD Simulation? You still have a chance to attend this eye-opening simulation and learn about the daily struggles of a student with Learning Disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Simulation
Each LD Series we host at least one Learning Disabilities Simulation, an eye-opening experience that aims to simulate different types of LD. Through this simulation, we try to help you understand what students with LD are going through each day and provide some accommodations that may help them. While we host this simulation at least once a year here, it is also fully mobile! Horizon Academy can visit your school, community group, etc. and lead the simulation for a group of 20-48 participants. If you know of a group in the Kansas City area who would be interested, please contact Amanda Metzler.