Fridays @ Neuhaus

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For information on future dates check out our Spring 2020 Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Will any of these sessions be scheduled again soon?
The sessions listed below are all that are currently scheduled, but high demand may result in a session being repeated at a later date. To be notified when new event schedules are published, sign up for our Parent email list here.

How much do your events cost?
Our dyslexia simulations cost $10 per person. The fee is nonrefundable and cannot be applied to future events. If you are unable to attend, your registration fee will be considered a general donation to Neuhaus Education Center. All other events are free of charge.

The event I want to attend is full. Can I be placed on a waitlist? 
If any spaces become available the event will be reopened temporarily on our website. Please return to this page to check the event's availability.
College Share and Panel are appropriate for high school aged students (14-18). Neuhaus Education Center cannot accommodate children. Participants who bring children will be asked to leave.
For information on future dates check out our Spring 2020 Schedule
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Friday January 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
What help is available to students who struggle with reading in the public schools? What are the similarities and differences between the federal and state laws aimed at providing a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for all children? Ms. Swanson will summarize the laws answer some of your questions.
Presentation by Jennifer Swanson, Esq.
Prior to earning her law degree, Jennifer was a special ed teacher in Texas working with children with various types of abilities. Her motto: "My teacher thought I was smart, so I was!" She brings her knowledge of Special Education and the ARD/IEP process to her practice. She provides advocacy and legal services for children and families in Special Education matters throughout Texas seeking client-centered solutions.
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Friday February 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rheaa Thompson is the Implementation Success Manager for Learning Ally in the Houston area.
Amir Bar is a Global Advisor at Halliburton where he is working on designing and building software that helps drilling engineers improve their knowledge and performance online. He is also the owner of UCNLEARN (You See and Learn) a company that design and produce teaching aids for students with dyslexia.
Amir will share his experience around leveraging technology to learn more effectively in college and how the experience ends up helping him to define his career. The presentation will also cover overview of the Universal Design for Learning theory and why it is so relevant for dyslexia. Finally, Amir will cover some trends around the in-demand skills of the future and why in his opinion dyslexic people might have an advantage.
Rheaa Thompson will introduce you to the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution is a proven multisensory reading accommodation composed of human-read audiobooks, student-centric features, and a suite of teacher resources. It is designed to help students with reading deficits become more engaged learners and achieve their academic potential. Bring your electronic device for a hands-on demonstration and explanation of eligibility for free access to this technology.
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Friday March 06
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Students with dyslexia frequently experience feelings of anxiety, frustration and failure. This simulation guides you through reading, and handwriting activities in a way that allows you to experience a sense of the struggles and the frustration that students with learning differences often face. Understanding the difficulties that students face can help us provide more effective support. This presentation is facilitated by members of the Neuhaus Staff.
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Friday April 17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Although dysgraphia has always been identified as a 'related disorder' in the Texas Education Code it is still fairly recent in its recognition as a learning difficulty. This seminar for parents will address various aspects of dysgraphia to include - definition, related terminology, how it relates to dyslexia, and considerations for instruction.
Dr. Brenda Taylor has a wide and deep experience in education.. as a teacher, an educational diagnostician; a dyslexia specialist; and an educational consultant. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) with a License as a Texas Dyslexia Therapist (LDT). She has also served as the State Dyslexia Consultant.
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Fridays @ Neuhaus - Dyslexia and the Law:
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The Synergy of Technology and Dyslexia:
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Fridays @ Neuhaus - Dyslexia Simulation:
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Dysgraphia is More than Messy Handwriting:
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