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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!


Community Workshops 


Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Your safety and health is priority, therefore we have decided to host our Community Workshops and Be Your Own Champion program virtually. You will find the monthly recordings on our webpage, under the Videos tab: https://www.wtamu.edu/cld

*We will continue to offer ALTA and TEA Continuing Education Credits.

 

Building a Care Team at School for Students with a Learning Difference

Monday,­­ September 14th ­- Zoom Meeting

Registration is necessary. To register click: https://apps.wtamu.edu/forms/cld-workshop.php After registering, the Center for Learning Disabilities’ will send you information on joining the Zoom Community Workshop by 1pm September 14.

 

9th Annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture

2020 CONFERENCE
Ninth Annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture Zoom Webinar
Eric Tridas, MD, FAAP
Zoom Meeting 6-7pm

FEAR: Reading, Attention/Anxiety and Executive Functions

  • Coexisting conditions with dyslexia and other learning disorders
  • The relationship between dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety and executive functions
  • Criteria for the diagnosis of these conditions, the interactions between them and the effect on the student's life
  • Review the impact on student's academic performance and self-regulation of factors such as attention, inhibition, flexibility, planning and working memory
  • General strategies used to address these challenges including educational approaches to address executive functions, psychological interventions, and medical management of ADHD and anxiety disorders

Register at: wtamu.edu/cld, select the Lecture Series tab

 

Strategies that Help Routines Run Smoothly at Home

Monday,­­ October 5th­­

 

Assistive Technology for Dyslexia and ADHD

Monday,­­ November 2nd

 

Understanding Anxiety and Depression as it Relates to Learning Differences

Monday,­­ February 1st

 

Family Dynamics:  Helping Siblings Understand the Ins and Outs of a Learning Difference

Monday,­­ March 1st

 

Community Resources to Help with Learning Differences

Monday,­­ April 5th

 

Living Successfully with a Learning Difference:  A Community Panel

Monday,­­ May 3rd

 


Past Events in 2019-2020

Early Identification and Red Flags of Dyslexia and ADHD

Monday,­ September 9th  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.

Dyslexia Instruction in the Amarillo Independent School District

Monday,­ October 7th  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.

Understanding ADHD Medications

Monday,­­ November ­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.

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

Monday,­ ­December­ 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.

My Child is Struggling in Math!  Could it be Dyscalculia?

Monday,­­ February ­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.

The Emotional Side of Dyslexia and ADHD

Monday,­­ March 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.

How Can I Help My Child with Handwriting?  - Canceled due to COVID-19 Shelter in Place Mandates

Monday,­­ April 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.

 



Past Events in 2018-2019

 

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.



8th Annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture

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


Friday, October 12  1-4:30pm
Building Blocks of Reading: An Overview of the Component Processes that Allow for the Comprehension of Written Language

Saturday , October 13  9am-12:30pm
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 offered



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.

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.

 



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 and Saturday, October 21 -  9AM-Noon
Location:  West Texas A&M University - Legacy Hall
CEU's offered



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 and Saturday, October 15 -  9AM-Noon
Location:  West Texas A&M University - Legacy Hall
CEU's offered



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
Location:  West Texas A&M University - Legacy Hall
CEU's offered



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