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Are you a part of a preschool-mothers group, church group, scouting group or PTO? Our team of speech and language professionals are sometimes asked to come present to local organizations that care about their members and want to offer them community resources on pertinent issues. If your group is interested in having our team prepare a customized presentation on issues important to your membership, we would love to help you.
This is a great opportunity to help your members be aware of potential warning signs of dyslexia, and to know what steps to take if they already have concerns about their language skills. Please contact us for further information, or call us at 480-629-4461.
At the Wellington-Alexander Center we feel it is part of our mission to serve the community as a resource on dyslexia and other language-based learning challenges. To that end, the Center's leadership team is excited to announce the development of several new initiatives in the 2014-15 academic year to promote community awareness and support best practices among professionals working in the field.
In Fall 2014, we will begin to host quarterly community awareness events focused on providing information to parents, teachers, students and community members who would like to learn more about dyslexia and other language-based learning challenges. There will be an informal presentation given by our professional staff members followed by Q&A, and will cover subjects such as (but not limited to):
Please check back with us soon for dates and details on our Community Awareness Events. Or better yet, sign up for our quarterly newsletter to receive updates on upcoming events.
In our efforts to continually promote awareness and best practices in the education community, our Center offers professional development opportunities to education professionals and speech-language pathologists. We specialize in training that teaches skills to strengthen the oral language foundations that are necessary for the efficient development of reading, writing and spelling. The techniques we teach are based on the science of neurodevelopment and have been shown to be effective when delivered properly. We can individualize a training program to fit the needs of an individual or small group. The trainings we offer range from a brief overview done through a short in-service to a comprehensive training in specific techniques that will arm professionals with the tools needed to effectively reach children with language-based learning challenges.
It is estimated that 10-20% of school children struggle with these very issues. This is a perfect opportunity for your preschool or school to bring the most current, scientifically-based information on dyslexia and language-based disorders directly to your teachers and parent community. Please contact us today to get more information, or call us directly at 480-629-4461.