Samantha Sendzik, Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR), will discuss the importance of early literacy support for children with diagnosed or suspected reading disabilities (dyslexia), as well as key indicators that parents and teachers can look for that might point to a potential learning disability.
Samantha will also review the literacy support programs offered in Niagara by LDANR, and how families can support their child’s literacy at home. This program is designed for families with child(ren) between kindergarten and grade 10 who are performing below grade level in literacy/reading.
Program offered in partnership with the John Howard Society.
This event is hosted by Pelham Public Library.
The theme of the 14th annual Emergent Literacy Conference is Poverty and Literacy – Bridging the Gap.
- Changing the Odds for Children at Risk: Successful Strategies that Promote Early Literacy Development (Susan B. Neuman, Professor of Childhood Education and Literacy Development, New York University)
- Early Literacy and Indigenous Populations (Hilairy Walters, Northern Literacy Catalyst Coordinator, Frontier College & Lori Huston, Post-Secondary Program Coordinator, Indigenous Early Childhood Education, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute)
- Bridges Out of Poverty (Gayle Montgomery, Process Certified Trainer, Lambton County Social Services)
- Identifying Those Most Vulnerable (Magdalena Janus, Associate Professor, Offord Centre for Child Studies & Amy Romagnoli, Data Analyst, Children’s Services, Niagara Region)
- Literacy and Prosperity (Debbie Hamilton, Linda Bell, Maria Ramos, April Shaw, Speech Services Niagara)
This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.