LD Series 21-22 - Horizon Academy

Learning Disability Series 2021-2022

Horizon Academy offers the community a series of free informative seminars regarding learning disabilities and related topics. The “Learning Disability Series” is held on Thursday evenings throughout the year. 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.

**Unfortunately, we often only have a small fraction of attendees show up to virtual lectures after signing up. We are aware that things happen last minute, but please consider whether or not you will be able to log in at the time of the lecture before signing up.**

Wheel of Functioning

Virtual Only

Hannah Robinson, SLP, M.A., B.A.

January 27th, 2022

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

How do you implement executive functioning? In this lecture, we will discuss the relevance of Executive Functioning, the importance of language in intervention, a theoretical and practical framework for delivering Executive Functioning interventions, and compare deficits and differences in learning, attention, and executive functioning.

To sign up, click below.

Snow White and the Seven Dyslexics

Virtual Only

Dr. Tiffany Arrington,
Ph.D., M.S., B.A.

February 17th, 2022

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Snow White and the Seven Dyslexics* This lecture will examine the role of cognitive processing and language in the identification of language-based learning disorders. Special attention will be given to interpreting testing results. The session is geared toward those participants who want a better understanding of how to apply the information provided in psychoeducational reports.

*Session presenters do not endorse disorder-first language, conversely, they support person-first language and support all individuals’ rights to self-identify.

To sign up, click below.

Math Support at Home

Virtual Only

Nichole Morrissey

March 24th, 2022

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Do you dread math homework assignments as much or more than your child? Nichole Morrissey, a practitioner of Multisensory Math and the Math Instructional Coach and Specialist at Horizon Academy is ready to share some proven strategies to help at home.  

These strategies will help navigate homework, reinforce learning strategies, and even offer great ideas of how to talk about math at home to increase math understanding and vocabulary for struggling math students. She will also discuss how other learning disabilities can affect math learning skills and progress. There will be the opportunity to ask questions.

To Sign up, click below

Learning Disabilities Simulation

In-Person

Horizon Academy

4901 Reinhardt Dr.
Roeland Park, KS 66205

April 21st, 2022

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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.

To sign up, click below.


What is a Learning Disability Simulation?

Twice a year, Horizon Academy hosts a Learning Disability Simulation open to the public. This simulation is an eye-opening experience that aims to simulate different types of learning disabilities. Through this simulation, we try to help you understand and empathize with what students with learning disabilities are going through each day in the classroom. At the end of the simulation, we open up for discussion and offer suggestions for accommodations that may help students with LD.

We only host two simulations a year at Horizon Academy, but we can bring the simulation to your school or organization! Horizon Academy staff and volunteers will visit your school, community group, etc. at your preferred location and lead the simulation for a group of 20-48 participants. If you are interested in scheduling an LD Simulation, please contact Brianne Fitzpatrick at bfitzpatrick@horizon-academy.com.

*Note: Due to our schedule during the beginning of the school year, we will be unable to host LD Simulations during the month of August. Thank you for understanding.