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SIMULATION: A Walk in the Shoes of A Dyslexic - Event #1

So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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A WALK IN THE SHOES OF A DYSLEXIC!!

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You will have the opportunity to do activities which will demonstrate to you some of the issues experienced by a person with dyslexia.  It is a hands-on experience that allows you to put yourself in the shoes of a person with dyslexia. The activities are similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. 

Einstein has said that "Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life Einsteinbelieving it's stupid."  Come to understand your students so they can avoid believing they're stupid.

Why do a simulation like this?

Our goal is to give you a hands-on experience to increase your awareness of the difficulties and frustrations individuals with dyslexia encounter every day. By increasing your consciousness of occurrences that may make life difficult for these individuals, we hope you will gain greater understanding and empathy.

More than 52% of the indivduals identified under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) are in the category of a specific learning disability. More than 80% of these students have their disability in the area of reading and language, including oral and written expression. Ongoing longitudinal studies conducted under the direction of the National Institutes of Health confirm that one of every five to ten students has some degree of reading disability or dyslexia. The stations in our simulation simulate reading, visual-motor/writing, and auditory/listening tasks as similar tasks might be experienced by a person with dyslexia.

There is no charge for this event. However, we will gladly accept donations of any amount.

FACTS:

An estimated 15-20% of the population in the U.S. has dyslexia, and 4.5 million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

 More than 52% of the indivduals identified under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) are in the category of a specific learning disability. More than 80% of these students have their disability in the area of reading and language, including oral and written expression. Ongoing longitudinal studies conducted under the direction of the National Institutes of Health confirm that one of every five to ten students has some degree of reading disability or dyslexia. The stations in our simulation simulate reading, visual-motor/writing, and auditory/listening tasks as similar tasks might be experienced by a person with dyslexia.

History:  This simulation evolved in the early 1980's as a project of the California State Department of Education- Special Education Resource Network and was first presented to the International Dyslexia Association in 1983. 

 

Have questions about SIMULATION: A Walk in the Shoes of A Dyslexic - Event #1? Contact So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

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Corona Public Library
650 South Main Street
Corona, CA 92882

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)


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So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

We are a volunteer nonprofit organization consisting of parents and professionals caring about literacy.

Our focus is to benefit individuals, adults, students, educators, and professionals dealing with dyslexia and learning disabilities.

The So CA Tri-Counties Branch (formerly the Inland Empire Branch) is dedicated to informing and educating our communities about dyslexia. Browse our website and learn about dyslexia and dysgraphia: www.dyslexia-ca.org

You may contact us by phone: 951/686-9837 or by email ieb.info@dyslexia-ca.org

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