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Spring Literacy Conference – April 12, 2019

Dysgraphia Lunch and Learn – February 15, 2019

This presentation will focus on the assessment tools and instructional strategies used to identify and support children with dysgraphia.  Dysgraphia is a term used to describe a learning disability with the writing process.  We will look at areas of motor, spatial, and language processing that may be compromised for children who struggle with writing.  Participants will learn an occupational therapist’s approach to assessment and instruction for students with dysgraphia.


Mindfulness Lunch and Learn – November 30, 2018

Individuals with dyslexia may have lower self-esteem and exhibit more emotional and behavioral difficulties than those without reading problems.  What we want to give to all children is the ability to cope with stress and anxiety and to build their resiliency.  This workshop will explore the areas of low self-esteem and give strategies such as Mindfulness training, to help students cope with a disability.


Sentence Structure – Written Expression – February 27 and 28, 2018

The Project Read Written Expression curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing. This curriculum uses 8 unique graphic symbols to illustrate the sentence parts and their function. The instructional strategies blend creative freedom and accuracy with direct multisensory skill instruction.


Primary Phonics – Sounds/Symbol Knowledge: January 23 and 24, 2018

Attend our two-day workshop to learn essential details on the Project Read Phonics curriculum. Project Read Phonics program is appropriate for use in general education or special education classrooms with children who struggle to read.  Project Read Phonics curriculum applies sound/symbol knowledge to spelling and reading comprehension using targeted multi-sensory activities and direct instruction.


Orton-Gillingham Programs – SPIRE, Mega Words, Sounds Sensible:
November 15 and 16, 2017

Attend our two-day workshop for all teachers, Reading Specialists, and Child Study Team members to learn essential details on three exciting structured literacy, multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham programs! Each program is appropriate for use in general education or special education classrooms with children who struggle to read.


Reading and Writing Intervention: November 28, 2017

A 1 day staff development workshop on the REWARDS short term reading and writing intervention materials specifically designed for struggling readers. Examples of a topics covered – Decoding multisyllabic words, Understanding Struggling Readers and more!


Word Smarts: Using Technology to Develop Vocabulary and Attack Skills: October 20, 2017

William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. The author of three books, including “Writing Matters” and “Everything You Want to Know and Exactly Where to Find It,” as well as a number of educational tools and activities, William has served as a classroom teacher, tutor, and administrator in the private practice.