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.

Orton-Gillingham and Dyslexia Lecture


Janet George, M.S., M.ED.

October 28th, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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. Janet George, M.S., M.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.

To sign up, click below.

(Additional) Learning Disabilities Simulation

Horizon Academy | 4901 Reinhardt Dr.
Roeland Park, KS 66205

November 4th, 2021 | 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.

This simulation is now full.

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.