October is Dyslexia Awareness Month… Join our Free Events

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Film Screening of “The Big Picture” @ Pleasanton Public Library   October 11th

Film Screening of “The Big Picture” @ Carey School  October 18th

Both movie screenings are followed by a professional panel for questions.

 

 

 

 

Join us this November in San Diego for the IDA Reading, Literacy &

Learning National Conference!

Click here for details and to register. Scholarships are available for teachers and parents.

 

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Resources

Learn more about dyslexia and related learning disabilities through a variety of resources.

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Experience Dyslexia®

What is it like to have dyslexia? Experience Dyslexia® is a simulation that helps promote awareness and empathy.

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Teacher Training

Teachers have the power to impact learning. Join colleagues across the world by becoming well-trained in a structured literacy approach (multisensory structured language education).

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Did you know?

  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability.
  • It is a language-based learning disability and is not related to intelligence– plenty of very bright people have dyslexia.
  • There are many successful people with dyslexia such as Henry Winkler, Bruce Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Schwab.
  • IDA has established standards for teachers of reading. These research-based standards are helpful for all and critical for students with dyslexia.

Share Your Story

Share your experience with dyslexia to increase awareness and connect with others. Read about others’ experience or share your own.

Please click here to submit your story.

Theresa Soares

I was identified with dyslexia when I was in kindergarten. When it came... Read more

 

Public Calendar

Oct
11
Sat
2014
NCBIDA Co-sponsored Event: Film Screening of “The Big Picture” @ Pleasanton Public Library Main Meeting Room
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by the Pleasanton Public Library Children’s Services

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference (1 in 5 kids have it), yet the most publicly misunderstood. Please join us for a film screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” a film directed by James Redford. The film recounts the experiences of children and young adults with dyslexia, including Redford’s son, Dylan, and features interviews with highly successful individuals with dyslexia, such as Sir Richard Branson, Gavin Newsom, Charles Schwab, and David Boies.

The film will be followed by a short panel discussion with members of the NCBIDA Board. This is a FREE event, open to the public.

Click here to download a flyer.

 

Oct
16
Thu
2014
“Make Your Worrier a Warrior” with Dr. Dan Peters @ Athena Academy
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT) Location: Athena Academy – 525 San Antonio Ave, Palo Alto, CA RSVP: https://athenaacademydan.eventbrite.com

Worry, fear, and anxiety are common, yet often quiet “monsters” which have significant negative effects on a child’s academic achievement, social and emotional functioning, and self-esteem. Due to their various sensitivities and advanced thinking, gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) children are often vulnerable to, and impacted by, anxiety.

Learn how:

(1) The components of the brain and body responsible for the fear response (2) The characteristics of gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) youth that make them more susceptible to anxiety (3) To identify symptoms and behaviors associated with different types of anxiety (4) The role of thinking in determining emotions and behavior (5) Cognitive (thinking) and behavioral (doing) strategies for managing and overcoming anxiety (6) To develop creative anxiety reduction and management plans for children and students.

Dr. Daniel Peters is a licensed psychologist, author, and Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Summit Center in California. Dr. Peters has devoted his career to working with children and families. His practice focuses on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families with diverse issues and challenges including overcoming worry and fear, learning differences such as dyslexia, and issues related to giftedness and twice-exceptionality. Dr. Dan (as his patients call him) specializes in children and families and is passionate about creating healthy communities by helping parents and teachers engage children in the classroom, at home, and in life so that they can realize their full potential.

Athena Academy’s Wisdom & Strategy Speaker Series is open to the public and brings together nationally respected authors, researchers, and other experts in the exceptional child development field with local parents and educators. For more information please visit: www.athenaacademy.org.

Oct
18
Sat
2014
NCBIDA Co-sponsored Event: Film Screening of “The Big Picture” @ Carey School
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Dyslexia is the most common learning difference (1 in 5 kids have it), yet the most publicly misunderstood. Please join us for a film screening of “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,” a film directed by James Redford. The film recounts the experiences of children and young adults with dyslexia, including Redford’s son, Dylan, and features interviews with highly successful individuals with dyslexia, such as Sir Richard Branson, Gavin Newsom, Charles Schwab, and David Boies.

The film will be followed by a short panel discussion with some professionals. This is a FREE event, open to the public.

Click here to download a flyer.

Bayhill High School Open House @ Bayhill High School
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Prospective students and families – join us for our admissions Open House. Learn about Bayhill High School, talk with teachers, parents and students, and visit classrooms with student learning demonstrations. Bayhill High School is the only high school in the East Bay specializing in preparing students with Dyslexia to succeed in college and beyond. 1:00 – 4:00 PM. 521 Boden Way, Oakland, CA 94610. RSVP www.bayhillhs.org.

Oct
27
Mon
2014
Nina G -Comedian & Dyslexic @ Bayhill High School, Bayhill Auditorium
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dyslexia Awareness Month Event Nina G. – Comedian, Author, & Disability Educator

Nina, a dyslexic with a stutter who entertains audiences at such venues as the Punchline and the Laugh Factory, brings her hilarious yet insightful message to Bayhill through laughter and, yes, interpretative dance. Nina uses her humor to encourage students with learning differences to understand their disability and advocate in college and beyond.

Nov
3
Mon
2014
Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Training (30-Hour)
Nov 3 – Nov 8 all-day

The comprehensive program enables the learner to have in-depth understanding of the revised Orton-Gillingham based methodology, assessment, higher level skills, and the tools to implement this program into an existing curriculum.

Teachers will learn: The 3-part drill (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) Syllabication patterns for decoding and encoding Guidelines for weekly lesson plans Assessment Reciprocal Teaching method Fluency Multisensory techniques for sight words

Materials Provided: Recipe for Reading Syllable Division Word Book How to Teach Spelling Teacher Training Manual Teacher Assessment Manual Phoneme/Grapheme Cards Syllable Division Cards

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