Welcome to Fairfax Dyslexia, a Northern Virginia consulting service specializing in dyslexia education and advocacy.
Fairfax Dyslexia services are:
Positive and Affirming
We believe that dyslexia should not be defined solely by its associated difficulties; dyslexia's many unique strengths must be acknowledged and nurtured.
"Strategies to Support Secondary Students with Dyslexia"
Specialists from the FCPS Office of Special Education Instruction will discuss strategies to support reading, writing, math, study skills, and self-advocacy.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 pm
2334 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA
YOUR HELP NEEDED:
Contact Your Representative Today!!
Rep. Lamar Smith (TX) introduced a bill this week called the READ Act
Please contact your representative to support this important initiative for dyslexia research focusing on early identification and teacher training -- something we DESPERATELY need.
Click here to watch a really short video about the bill and how you can help turn it into law.
Register here to attend Learning Ally's 2nd Annual Online Conference for Parents and Educators
Friday, December 4, 2015
9:30 am - 6:00 pm EST
Attend Live or Watch Later
Decoding Dyslexia National Advocacy Event: July 14-15, 2015. Washington, DC. Attendance is free. Register here to receive more information.
Attention Fairfax County Public School Parents: Please attend the next school board meeting to support Decoding Dyslexia as they speak in support of adding dyslexia to the new FCPS strategic plan.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA.
Founder of Fairfax Dyslexia and CivicsEd.com, will conduct a free webinar:
Teaching Social Studies to Dyslexic Students Through Strengths
Tuesday, February 3
8:30 pm EST
Attention Virginia Parents: Support Legislative Efforts to Improve Dyslexia Identification and Screening in Schools
Want to help? Contact your state legislators to register your support of SB1386 and HB2374. For contact information, click here.
Dr. Michael Hart will discuss the use of psychoeduational evaluations and how to interpret them.
Wednesday January 21, 2015
1:00 p.m. EDT
International Dyslexia Association
November 12 - 15
San Diego, CA
Click here for more information.
Support Decoding Dyslexia Virginia
Please support Decoding Dyslexia Virginia by attending this month's Fairfax County School Board Meeting
October 9, 2014, 7 PM
Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
The Reading Brain
Presentation by Dr. Guinevere Eden School
May 29, 7-9 pm
7210 Braddock Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Free to the public. Register here.
Dyslexia Conference, Sponsored by the DC and MD Branches of the International Dyslexia Association. Topics include reading, attention, executive function, and anxiety, 9630 Gudelsky Dr.
Rockville, MD,March 15, 2014, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Click here to register.
Best iPad Apps for Dyslexia, November 25, 3-4:00 pm
Jamie Martin, Coordinator of Assistive Technology at the Kildonan School, will discuss some good Ipad Apps for dyslexia.
Click here to register.
Free 60-minute Webinar, "Myths About Dyslexia." Presented by Susan Barton; Sponsored by Learning Ally; Tuesday, November 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. EST. Register here.
International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference
Click here for more information about the upcoming IDA conference: November 6-9, 2013 New Orleans, LA
Movie Screening: The Big Picture Wednesday, October 16th, 6:30 pm, Tyson’s Corner AMC.
A panel discussion will follow the movie screening. Tickets are now on sale for $5.
New Parent Support Meeting! Decoding Dyslexia will hold its first Parent Support Meeting: Wednesday, September 25, 7-8:00 pm
Oakwood School, 8210 Braddock Road, Annandale, Virginia. Check out their Facebook page for details.
Fairfax County Public School Parents: Are you concerned that FCPS does not routinely screen for dyslexia? Perplexed as to why such a common learning difference is widely misunderstood? Worried that your child is not receiving appropriate services or accommodations?Please share your observations and concerns with the Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities. The next monthly meeting will be on July 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm, Room 1600, Gatehouse Administrative Center 8115 Gatehouse Rd.,Falls Church, Virginia, 22042. For more information, click here.
Decoding Dyslexia Virginia, Sunday, June 9 (6:00 - 9:00 pm)
The Boulevard Woodgrill,2901 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201
Come meet the parents of Decoding Dyslexia Virginia, a grassroots movement for raising awareness about dyslexia. To register, click here.
Free Dyslexia Q&A Webinar with Dr. Fernette Eide, May 22nd, 8:30 pm
Click here for more information.
Movie Screening: Rethinking Dyslexia, Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 pm, Oakwood School Annandale, Virginia
A panel discussion will follow the movie. Register at: http://rethinkingdyslexia.eventbrite.com/ Tickets are $5 at the door.
Dyslexia: Diagnosis, Planning and Support for Struggling Readers Free live webinar, March 12, 2013, 1:00 pm, Sponsored by Learning Ally
Featuring Dr. Paul B. Yellin, Director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education. Click here to register.
FCPS Special Education Conference, Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315. Click here to register.
Workshop: Study Skills and Technology Applications for Academic Success, Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 am- 3:30 pm, Commonwealth Academy, 1321 Leslie Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301. The workshop is designed for educational professionals and parents. Topics include: time management, organization, memory training, vocabulary development, abstracting from text, and applications in technology.
Free Live Webinar - Dyslexia: Translating the 504 Plan into Effective Action, 1/15/13 at 1:00 pm. This 45-minute webinar discusses top accommodations for dyslexia and how to implement them at school and home. Register here.
FCPS Dyslexia Workshop: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7-9 pm. Click here for more information.
Missed the 2012 International Dyslexia Association Conference? Click here for video highlights.
Institute for Excellence in Writing: Andrew Pudewa, from the Institute for Excellence in Writing, is coming to Virginia. He will offer two workshops on January 18 and 19. Click here for details.
Civics Enrichment Classes: Register by December 18 for winter classes on the First Amendment and the Supreme Court. See www.CivicsEd.com for details.
Real Assistive Technology for Everyone (R.A.T.E. ) conference Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Carson Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here.
The 63rd Annual International Dyslexia Association Conference will be held in Baltimore, October 24-27, 2012. Click here for details.
Congress Gets Involved: Representatives Pete Stark and Bill Cassidy (parents of children with dyslexia) have launched the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus to educate other members of Congress and advance educational policies that impact dyslexia. Read about their efforts here. Please contact your representative to encourage him/her to join!
Free Disability Day Open House: Friday, October 26, 2012 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm) Exhibitors will include: FCPS Assessment Specialists, Assistive Technology Services, Career & Transition Services, School Psychologists and Social Workers, and more. The workshop wil be held at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services (map): 2334 Gallows Road, Entrance 1, Dunn Loring, VA. Click here to register.
Free Dyslexia Workshop: On Friday, October, 5, 2012 (10:00 am - noon), FCPS's Office of Special Education Instruction will provide a free workshop on practical strategies to support students with dyslexia. Click here for more information.
FCPS Parent Resource Center Workshop - June 9, 2012. Interested in free technology tools to use with your child this summer? FCPS is sponsoring a workshop on June 9, 8:30 - 1:00. Other workshops include an introduction to special education (5/22) and IEPs (5/24). For more details and to register online: FCPS Parent Resource Center Workshops
Colleges that Change Lives - May 20. 2012. If a college search is in the near future, you may wish to attend this upcoming college fair: Colleges that Change Lives. The program will discuss the latest research and advice on finding the best fit for college. This is not the traditional numbers-game approach and is based on the book, Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope. I highly recommend this book for everyone, but especially non-traditional learners.
FCPS Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities - May 9, 2012. Advisory Committee meetings are held monthly and are an opportunity for parents to provide public comment on special education issues in Fairfax County Public Schools. For more information: FCPS Advisory Committee
Writing Matters: Developing Writing Skills with William Van Cleave - April 28, 2012 Need help teaching writing skills? William Van Cleave is presenting a hands-on workshop to teach writing skills to struggling students. Mr. Van Cleave has conducted presentations and workshops around the country and has trained teachers in the Orton-Gillingham approach, written expression, morphology, and spelling strategies. The workshop is organized by the DC Capital Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, 202-248-2487. Register here.
The Dyslexic Advantage - April 18, 2012: Free lecture on the advantages of dyslexia, presented by Dr. Brock Eide, co-author of The Dyslexic Advantage, 4/18/2012, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Lab School in Washington, DC.