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The Nature of Learning in Autism Spectrum Disorder

December 2015

A webinar to look at learning styles and some best strategies for teaching our children with autism spectrum disorder. Learn some behavior teaching strategies that are helpful.
Speaker: Eliza DelPizzo-Cheng, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP

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IEP Process and 504 Plans

November 2015

Explore special education processes such as the IEP (Individual Educational Plan) and a 504 Plan.  Find out how you can help your child(ren) by knowing how to prepare for these events.
Speaker:  Regina Manning, Professional tutor

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Why Is Reading
Sometimes so Difficult?

September 2015

A webinar to discuss how reading skills develop and how the brain is used in reading. This is followed by a variety of reading strategies using explicit, sequential, multisensory instruction.
Speaker: Elaine Offstein, Educational Therapist, President TCB

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Vocabulary: Bringing Words to Life

August 2015

This webinar highlights the importance of using explicit, multisensory strategies to bring vocabulary words to life for your students. These strategies are essential for many dyslexic students but they are also valuable to ALL students.
Speaker: Regina G. Richards, Educational Therapist

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What's In a Story?

July 2015

Learn some basic strategies to teach written expression. Discover the specific elements with a story that helps create the narrative and explore these with your students, within favorite and known stories.
Speaker: Patricia Padgett, President of Create Press, Inc.

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English Spelling Makes Perfect Sense

May 2015

Learn some basic strategies to begin to teach spelling with the understanding that written language is based on meaning (morphology, etymology, and phonology) and is not a direct sound/symbol relationship. Many of these strategies are multisensory.
Speaker: Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.

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Assistive Technology Accommodations for Reading and Writing: Considerations for Successful Implementation in Grade School and Beyond

April 2015

Knowing what AT software accommodations exist and how their features work is just the beginning. Learn what is needed to develop a successful integration of AT use in grade school through post-secondary education and into vocational and personal life.
Speaker:  Stanley J. Tom

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A Basic Dyslexia Workshop
- Dyslexia 101 

February 2015

A webinar to discuss the symptoms of a dyslexic pattern, what causes dyslexia, the greatest problem a dyslexic child deal with.  Plus, we will present strategies that are the best help for a dyslexic student.

Speaker:  Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET, Educational Therapist

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Discover the "Magic of 5" to Improve Writing Skills

January 2015

A webinar to show you practical, actionable steps to improve your children’s writing skills.  You will also learn a step-by-step method for writing an essay.

Speaker: Bonnie Terry, M.ED., BCET

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Grammar Sleuth: Uncovering Secret Codes of Sentence Structure for Writing & Reading Comprehension

December 2014

This webinar models and practices the process of “coding” sentences to determine the relationship between words and phrases within sentences.

Speaker:  Patricia Padgett

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Exciting Info Based on Dyslexia Research- strategies and more

November 2014

This webinar reviews some of the current research findings, highlighting key areas of strategies that we can use. Focus is on the strengths of the dyslexic brain and ways in which students’ skills can be strengthened.

Speaker: Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET, Educational Therapist

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

September 2014

UDL is a set of instructional principles whose purpose is to remove barriers for learning. Explore the UDL principles through a variety of tools and strategies.

Speaker: Andrew Stetkevich, MA

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    Writing Strategies for the Reluctant Writer

    July 2014

    This webinar explores why some children are reluctant to write as well as the writing issues within dyslexia and dysgraphia.

    Speaker: Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET, Educational Therapist

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Using Response to Intervention (RTI) to Become the Teacher You Always Wanted to Be
– Incorporating Strategies from
the Orton-Gillingham System

June 2014

Teachers must be able to assess quickly and then teach to the max. This webinar provides tools for doing this with students.

Speaker:  Carol S. Fitzpatrick, MS

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Using Visual Supports to Improve Learning and Behavior

May 2014

A webinar to provide practical tools on how to use visual supports to improve learning and behavior at home and at school.

Speaker: Andrew Stetkevich, MA

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Writing Fluency: Cadence, Power, Rhythm, and Movement

April 2014

Skilled writing is more than content and quantity: quality is key. Experience of variety of lesson ideas to build writing fluency that require little prep and can be implemented immediately.

Speaker: Judith Fuhrman, MS, SLP

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Read Like a Detective:
CSI is on the Case!

March 2014

Designing and delivering comprehension instruction requires us to scrutinize the “clues” and “case notes”.  We will use this knowledge to build the case for an effective comprehension instruction framework.

Speaker:  Nancy Hennessy, Med, LDT-C

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Word Play:
Making Language Fun

March 2014

Speaker: Andrew Stetkevich, MA

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Myths About Dyslexia

February 2014

An exploration of the 20 common myths about dyslexia and strategies, as well as facts, to refute them. We will also discuss why it’s important to tell a child he/she has dyslexia.

Speaker: Susan Barton

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Fluency: Much More than Speed!

January 2014

There is a growing consensus that accuracy, automaticity, and prosody all make a combination to the construct of fluency and the combination of all three influence comprehension.

Speaker: Nancy Cushen White, EdD

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Basics of Reading: Phonemic Awareness – Matching the Puzzle Pieces of Print into Sound

November 2013

This webinar will explore the definition of Phonemic Awareness, help you understand the result of phonological weakness, and teach you how to turn struggling readers into Proficient Readers.

Speaker: Regina Manning

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Bringing Words to Life

September 2013

A webinar highlighting the importance of using explicit, multisensory strategies to bring vocabulary words to life for your students.

Speaker:  Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET

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Dysgraphia: The Reluctant Writer and How to Reverse Students’ Hesitancy to Write

August 2013

This webinar will explore some of the reasons students develop a reluctance to express themselves in writing as well as the various components of dysgraphia. A variety of strategies for reversing this pattern will be presented.

Speaker:  Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET

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Basic Facts About Dyslexia

July 2013

Speaker: Presented by:
Elaine Offstein, MA, Sp. Ed.
Board Certified Educational Therapist

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Putting First Things First: How Effective People Get Things Done

June 2013

A webinar offering insights into how to prioritize your work so that you can fit more things into your day while reducing the number of distractions and challenges to great time management.

Speaker: Lanelle Gordin, PhD

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Reading Comprehension: Helping Your Students to Make Inferences

May 2013

A variety of multisensory strategies to help students infer meaning from text. This webinar is most appropriate for teachers, therapists, and parents of students in grades 2 through Adult.

Speaker: Andrew Stetkevich, MA
Program Specialist, RUSD

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Spelling Made Easier

April 2013

Presented will be a review of the various components necessary for effective spelling instruction.  A variety of multisensory strategies will be demonstrated and discuss. Included also is spelling rules, syllable division strategies and rules, and a discussion of morphology.

Speaker:  Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET

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Managing Dyslexia from Childhood Needs into Adult Reality

February 2013

This is an unprecedented look at the lifespan of the needs, challenges, and changing conditions special needs families face. Concepts to be explored include diagnosis, IEPs, behavior therapies, transition planning, benefits, adult services, living, employment, and survivorship.

Speaker:  Douglas Baker

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Transitioning to College for the Dyslexic, LD, and ADHD Student

December 2012

This webinar provides information on how to select a college or university, what technology will be helpful in college, cues for choosing and scheduling your classes, and time management.

Speaker, Sharon Teruya, PhD

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Early Intervention for Reading

November 2012

A webinar to explore the many ways we can assist students with early intervention for the reading process.  Included will be the key pillars of reading instruction and how to help pre-readers prepare for the reading process.

Speaker: Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET

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Practical Help for Parenting a Struggling Reader

September 2012

Explore the many ways we, at home or in the classroom, can assist students with reading skills. Presented by a reading instructor, former college instructor and mother of a dyslexic son.

Speaker: Marsha Sanborn



Everyday Technologies for a Wordy World: Accessibility Tools for Reading and Writing Tasks

August 2012

In this webinar, you will discover effective tools and strategies you can use immediately to help yourself or a struggling reader/writing you care for to interact more efficiently with the written word.

Speaker: Tedra Trimm



Reading Comprehension: What is involved and Strategies to enhance comprehension with all learners, especially those who learn differently

June 2012

This webinar will present strategies and ready-to-use materials to improve comprehension skills, including prediction strategies, anticipation guides, directed reading, semantic mapping (webbing), sotry impressions, questioning strategies, and retelling.

Speaker:  Kim Lowe





Light Up Your Lobes

2012 Annual Conference



Technology for Students With Learning Differences



The Reluctant Writer

January 2012

This webinar will present a variety of reasons why students develop a reluctance to express themselves in writing and will present a variety of strategies and techniques for reversing this reluctance.

Speaker: Regina G. Richards, MA, BCET



Audio/Visual Availability: Using Metacognitive Strategies to Help Students Enhance their Literacy Skills – Strategies to Increase Understanding, Retention, and Retrieval

March 2012

Metacognition is defined as “cognition about cognition” or “knowing about knowing”.  It includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or problem solving. In this webinar we focus on those strategies which are most helpful to students.

Speaker: Maureen W. Lovett, PhD