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Community Outreach

Everyone­ who is touched by, works with,­or is ­interested in ­learning disabilities is invited to our Community Outreach Programs!­ 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

8thAnnual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture

Dr Odegard

Timothy N. Odegard, PhD, CALP
Professor of Psychology
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia


Friday, October 12  1-4pm
Building Blocks of Reading: An Overview of the Component Processes that Allow for the Comprehension of Written Language

Saturday , October 13  9am-noon
Parent to Parent:  What Every Parent Should Know

 

NEW! Breakout Sessions:

  • Beyond Phonemes: The Whys and Hows of Morpheme Instruction
  • Behavior Management-  How Can I Help my Student/Child
  • Early  Language Development & Early Intervention

 

Location:  WTAMU , Jack B. Kelley Student Service Center, Legacy Hall

CEU's will be available

 

Registration will open August 1, 2018

 


Community Workshops
 

October 2018 - May 2019

*All Community Workshops are Free of Charge and Reservations are Not Needed
 

 

What Does It Feel Like to Live with Dyslexia & ADHD? A Simulation

Monday,­ October 1st  6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College, West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

The Law & The Dyslexia Handbook

Monday,­­ November ­5th ­­ ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

What Should I Expect at an ARD Meeting? What are Measurable Goals? -  A Mock Experience

Monday,­ ­December­ 3rd ­­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

Accommodations for Dyslexia & ADHD-  How Can Technology Help?

Monday,­­ February ­4th  ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

Behavior Management-   How Can I Help My Student or Child?

Monday,­­ March 4th ­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

Be Your Own Champion! Self-Advocacy:    A Kid’s Point of View

Monday­,  April1st   ­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

Celebrating Success- Living Successfully with Learning Differences

Monday,­­ May­ ­6th  ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

 

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 


 
Summer Training Opportunities
 

Please check back in May 2018


 
 

Past Events in 2017-2018

 

What Documentation Do I Need to Keep?  Starting and Maintaining a Notebook!

Monday,­ October 2nd  6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College, West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

 

7th Annual WTAMU Helen Piehl Lecture

Transforming the Family Tree through Literacy

Tracy Weeden, Ed.D.

President & CEO of Neuhaus Education Center

Friday, October 20 - 1-4PM

OR

Saturday, October 21 -  9AM-Noon

West Texas A&M University - Jack B. Kelley Student Center - Legacy Hall

* Dr. Weeden will present similar information at both Lectures
 

To Register please click the following link:

http://www.wtamu.edu/academics/learning-disabilities-lecture-series.aspx

 

 

Planning Ahead for the STAAR Test - Appropriate Accommodations

Monday,­­ November ­6th ­­ ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

What Does It Feel Like to Live with Dyslexia & ADHD?  A Simulation

Monday,­ ­December­ 4th­­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

What Should I Expect at My 504 or ARD Meeting and What Are Measurable Goals?   A Mock Experience

Monday,­­ February ­5th  ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

Auditory Processing -  What Is It & How Can I Help My Child?

Monday,­­ March 5th ­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

 

Executive Functions and Working Memory-  Why Are These Important?

Monday­ ,­April­­ 2nd ­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

Video Link to view this Community Workshop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CqK_V5esE&feature=youtu.be

 

Celebrating Success- Living Successfully with Learning Differences

Monday,­­ May­ ­7th  ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
Monthly “Be Your Own Champion” sessions will provide school age children of parents attending the Community Workshops, with experiences addressing understanding their abilities and disability; standing up for themselves; and using their individual strengths and interests at school, home, and in the community.

Video link to view this Community Workshop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bymzRSpgjU4


 

Past Events in 2016 - 2017:

 

Self- Advocacy and Planning for Your Future

Monday,­ October 3rd  6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College, West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

 

6th Annual WTAMU Helen Piehl Lecture

Executive Functions:  What are They, Why are They Important and How Can I Help?

Cheryl Chase, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Friday, October 14 - 1-4PM

OR

Saturday, October 15 -  9AM-Noon

* Dr. Chase will present similar information at both Lectures


West Texas A&M University - Legacy Hall

 

Post Diagnosis- What Do I Do Next?

Monday,­­ November ­7th ­­ ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

 

ARD Meetings:  How Do I Plan for My First One?

Monday,­ ­December­ 5th­­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

What Does It Feel Like to Live with Dyslexia?  Dyslexia Simulation

Monday,­­ February ­6th  ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies

 

Stress and Anxiety:  Strategies and Coping Skills

Monday,­­ March 6th ­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

Strengths - Based Learning and Cognitive Abilities

Monday­ ,­April­­ 3rd ­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

Celebrating Success- Living Successfully with Learning Differences

Monday,­­ May­ ­1st ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

 


 

Past Events in 2015- 2016:

Interpretation of Evaluation Results:­ What Does it Mean?

Monday,­ October 5th­­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College, West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

 

5th Annual WTAMU Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture Series Conference

Success with ADHD:­ From Home to School and Back!­

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Saturday, October 10th­­ 9:00am – 3:00pm
West Texas A&M University - Legacy Hall
*Free Admission for non-CPE credit

*$5.00 fee for individuals seeking CPE credit ­

Register online at: wtamu.edu/learningdisabilities, Select the Lecture Tab

 

 

My Child Needs Accommodations:­ What Do I Ask For?

Monday,­­ November ­2nd ­­ ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

 

ADHD:­ What is it?­ A Medical Point of View

Monday,­ ­December­ 7th­­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

The STAAR Test and Accommodations for Dyslexia and ADHD

Monday,­­ February ­1st­­ ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 


­

ADHD:­ Strategies for Success

Monday,­­ March 7th­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

The Law:­ Parental Rights

Monday­ ,­April­­ 4th ­­ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.

 

Celebrating Success- Individuals Living with Dyslexia

Monday,­­ May­ ­2nd­­ ­6:00pm – 7:00pm
Amarillo College West Campus
6222 SW 9th, Building B, Room 102

*Free Admission

*Student Workshops:
We provide Student Success Skills to school-aged children of parents attending the workshop. Success skills provided address social skills, homework skills and learning strategies.­­

 

­Questions?
­
Please Contact us at:
tjackson@wtamu.edu or 806.651.8240