Jun
1
to Aug 1

Brain Research Study

Northwestern University’s Language, Education, Reading and Neuroscience Lab (LEARN) is studying how the brain supports letter-sound integration skills important for reading in children. This study is for children who are in grades 3-5, who have reading difficulties, learning disability in reading, dyslexia, and/or are receiving reading remediation. You and your child would come to Northwestern University in Evanston for about two hours of reading assessment activities. Your child may also be invited back for an EEG visit. This visit takes about 1.5 hours. The EEG is recorded while your child listens to speech sounds, sees letters, and watches a movie. Visits are scheduled at your convenience, on weekdays, weekends, or holidays. Your family will receive a $25 gift card per visit for your participation. If you are interested or have any questions, please email LEARNlab@northwestern.edu or call  847-868-2255.

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Jun
17
to Jun 28

Youth Summer Workshop

The Written Word in Wheaton is offering NoticeAbility—a two-week interactive workshop for 6th-8th grade students with a specific learning disability, dyslexia diagnosis, an IEP, or a student who self-identifies with dyslexia.

NoticeAbility instructors will guide students to explore the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship through the development of a product idea and business. Problem-solving skills, active listening, conflict resolution, negotiation techniques, empathy, and creativity will be the focus.  Students will get exposure to professions that utilize and focus on the innate strengths of those with dyslexia.

There will be two parent question and answer sessions about the workshop at The Written Word on Sunday, May 5th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m and Monday, May 6th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. More information is available at the link below:

The Written Word

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Jun
17
to Aug 8

Wilson Small Group Sessions

Redwood Literacy is offering Wilson Small Group sessions for families looking to eliminate the risk of significant regression across the summer months while still balancing day camps and weekend travels. Kids will work in groups of 3-5 with the same Wilson Certified Teacher for two evenings a week for 8 weeks. They will work through an entire Wilson Reading lesson each session and spend 30 minutes building their mental math skills. Wilson Reading lessons build decoding and encoding skills, fluency and comprehension. For more information or to register, visit: redwoodliteracy.com.

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Jun
22
7:30 AM07:30

Peoria 5K Run for Dyslexia

The Dyslexia Awareness Network in Peoria is hosting the annual “Robert’s Run for Dyslexia” fundraiser. The event is geared to educate the community and spread awareness. Robert was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade and was tutored at the Center in fourth grade for 2 years. He credits the Center and his tutor for significantly impacting his life. Currently he is attending college and plays an important role on the board of DAN as a student representative, and stays very active in fundraising for the Center that is dedicated to serving students like him. All money raised goes to a scholarship fund built to assist families with tuition for tutoring. For more information and to register, visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22557/roberts-run-for-dyslexia

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Jun
24
to Aug 1

Morning Intensive Camp

Redwood Literacy is offering a summer Intensive Camp for families looking to equip their child with a foundation in their phonemic awareness or to get a jump start on the Wilson program for continuation in the fall. Kids will work in groups of 3-5 rotating between four instructors for 150 minutes four mornings a week for 6 weeks. They will work through an entire Wilson Reading lesson each session and spend 30 minutes building their mental math skills. For more information and to register, visit: redwoodliteracy.com.

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Jul
11
to Jul 12

Just Words® Introductory Workshop

Everyone Reading Illinois has partnered with Wilson Language Training for a series of summer workshops. Workshops will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. Just Words® is an intervention (Tier 2) program for students in grades 4-12 and adults. It is an appropriate intervention in daily small-group or class instruction. This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words® curriculum. For more information and to register, visit wilsonlanguage.com.

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Jul
15
to Jul 26

Dyslexia Therapist Summer Training

The Written Word in Wheaton is offering an opportunity to learn how to implement an Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory language therapy program called “Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia.” The Take Flight curriculum is written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. For more information or to register, visit: Dyslexia Therapist Summer Training at The Written Word.

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Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Wilson Fundations® Level K Workshop

Everyone Reading Illinois has partnered with Wilson Language Training for a series of summer workshops. Workshops will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. Fundations® is a multi-sensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits K-3 students in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 setting. The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. For more information and to register, visit wilsonlanguage.com.

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Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Wilson Fundations® Level 1 Workshop

Everyone Reading Illinois has partnered with Wilson Language Training for a series of summer workshops. Workshops will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. Fundations® is a multi-sensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits K-3 students in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 setting. The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 curriculum. For more information and to register, visit wilsonlanguage.com.

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Wilson Fundations® Level 2 Workshop

Everyone Reading Illinois has partnered with Wilson Language Training for a series of summer workshops. Workshops will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. Fundations® is a multi-sensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits K-3 students in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 setting. The Fundations® Level 2 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 2 curriculum. For more information and to register, visit wilsonlanguage.com.

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Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

Wilson Fundations® Level 3 Workshop

Everyone Reading Illinois has partnered with Wilson Language Training for a series of summer workshops. Workshops will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. Fundations® is a multi-sensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits K-3 students in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 setting. The Fundations® Level 3 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 3 curriculum. For more information and to register, visit wilsonlanguage.com.

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Aug
5
to Aug 8

Assistive Technology Summer Camp

Dyslexia Action Group of Naperville is offering a two-day summer AT camp taught by Hyde Park Day School teachers with expertise in accommodations for students with dyslexia. This camp is for students entering grades 4-12 who would benefit from learning technology features that will accommodate difficulties in reading and writing. Students will use a variety of apps, extensions, software, and websites to help them gather information and write effectively. Some topics covered include speech-to-text, text-to-speech, word prediction, graphic organizers, and more. For more information and to register, visit: Dyslexia Action Group of Naperville

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Aug
6
to Aug 8

WRS Introductory Course

Everyone Reading Illinois has partnered with Wilson Language Training for a series of summer workshops. Workshops will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. The WRS Introductory Course is a 10-hour workshop that provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words® curriculum. This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days (16.5 hours), this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits. For more information and to register, visit wilsonlanguage.com.

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Oct
23
to Oct 24

Dynamics of Dyslexia 2019

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We are excited to announce that Maryanne Wolf will be a Featured Speaker at Dynamics of Dyslexia 2019. Dr. Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, where she will be Visiting Professor. Previously she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.

Visit the Conference page for more event details.

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Buddy Network End-of-Year Celebration

The Dyslexia Buddy Network is celebrating the end of the school year with a celebration at the YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois. The day of fun is open to Dyslexia Buddy Network youth (and siblings) who will be entering grades 4-8. Activities will focus on fun and the strengths of dyslexia! For more information and to register, visit: Dyslexia Buddy Network

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Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Dyslexia Simulation

The University of St. Francis College of Education is presenting READ Conference (Reading Engagement and Development) at its main campus in Joliet, IL. At the conference, Everyone Reading Illinois Board Members will present Experience Dyslexia® Simulation, a hands-on workshop that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily. 

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