MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS DIALOGUE AND PRESENTATION!
TOPIC: Writing: The Final Frontier
6:30-7:30 PM Your Turn to Speak - Advocacy and Open Discussion
7:30 - 9:00 PM Speaker Presentation
LDAMC, CHADD, and the GT/LD Network are pleased to jointly present this program on the challenges of writing for students with learning or attentional issues. Why is writing so difficult? The act of getting thoughts on paper is the culmination of a set of difficult skills: planning, organizing, researching, drafting, revising, and editing. Students with ADHD, dyslexia, executive function difficulties and written expression disorder frequently find parts or all of this process difficult. While the "writing across the curriculum" trend gains momentum, these students fall farther behind. Come hear Jilly Darefsky and Jessica Roake from The Siena School present ways to help students with learning disabilities write more easily and effectively. Come early for the discussion hour (6:30 - 7:30) to hear Janelle Ellis of Integrated Assistive Technology describe and demonstrate a variety of tech tools to help students with written expression difficulties.
LOCATION: Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, MD -
conveniently located just two minutes off I-270 Old Georgetown Road
or Democracy Blvd exits
FOR MORE INFO: www.gtldnetwork.org