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Orton-Gillingham and Dyslexia Lecture

August 16, 2019

What is really going on in the mind of a child with dyslexia? There are many misconceptions about what dyslexia is and how it affects a student's performance in school. Karen Leopold, MS Ed, will provide in-depth knowledge about dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach, considered the gold standard for teaching students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.

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Strengths & Weaknesses: An Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment

August 16, 2019

Do we only use 10% of our brain? No. This session, presented by Horizon Academy's School Psychologist, Tiffany Arrington, PhD, provides parents an overview of neuropsychological assessment: what it is, what it is not, and how it can help you help your own child. Learn how to use your child's natural strengths to buffer and improve their weaknesses.

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The Myth of Laziness: A New Understanding of Student Motivation

August 16, 2019

This session, presented by Horizon Academy's School Psychologist, Tiffany Arrington, PhD, challenges parents to rethink using the word "lazy" to describe student behaviors. Using the latest neuropsychology research on executive functioning, learning, and mood, this session will help parents interpret student behavior in more meaningful and productive ways. By helping your student identify his or her areas of strength and deficits, while providing appropriate expectations, you can help your student learn to motivate themselves.

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Learning Disabilities Simulation

August 16, 2019

Step into the shoes of a student with learning disabilities. This simulation recreates the experience of having dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This simulation is intended to help the general public understand the struggles of having a learning disability in a traditional school setting

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Learning Disabilities Simulation

August 16, 2019

Step into the shoes of a student with learning disabilities. This simulation recreates the experience of having dyslexia and other learning disabilities. This simulation is intended to help the general public understand the struggles of having a learning disability in a traditional school setting

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Back-To-School-Success: Building Home and School Routines that Last

August 16, 2019

Children, like adults, often start a project or goal, in this case the school year, strong and with good intentions. Somewhere along the way, we can lose sight of our goals and intentions and fall into previously learned habits and behaviors. This presentation by Horizon Academy's School Psychologist, Tiffany Arrington, PhD, is aimed at helping parents and students set achievable goals that are motivational and meaningful. The session includes a formal presentation on motivation and goal setting, analyzing problem areas, and building reinforcements that are maintenance-free.

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