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Dyslexia Lecture Series Announced

The Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WABIDA) has announced its 2012-2013 lecture series, which kicks off Nov. 15 and runs through May 16.

All of the lectures run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hamlin Robinson School, located at 1700 E. Union St. on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Clock hours are available. A $10 donation is requested for each lecture.

This year, extra emphasis is being put on issues related to older kids with dyslexia. Yet the information may be helpful for all families and educators interested in the topics. Here is the line-up of lectures:

  • Nov. 15, 2012: "Executive Functions: The Conductor of the Brain," speaker David Pomeroy, MD

  • Jan. 10, 2013: "Navigating the Path To College: Dyslexic Students and the College Transition," speakers Ruth Wilson, MA and Jen Rucier, MA

  • Feb. 28, 2013: "Succeeding in Middle School with Extra Baggage," a middle school teacher panel

  • April 18, 2013: "Applications! Essays! Deadlines! Simplifying the path to college while still finishing high school," speaker Jean Tarbox

  • May 16, 2013: "Demystifying Assessment Reports: Make sense of what your child needs," speaker Angela Hungelmann

Contact for more information about the lecture series.

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