Understanding Dyslexia @ The Hill Center
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dyslexia literally means difficulty (dys) with reading at the word (lex) level. The term dyslexia has been around since the late 1800s and is estimated to impact 5-20% of the population. There continues to be myths and misconceptions that surround dyslexia when educators, professionals and parents communicate. This presentation is intended to provide clarity on the definition, characteristics, common misperceptions and myths in the public school setting. Together we can build common understanding and take steps to ensure the success of students with dyslexia

Lynne Loeser M.Ed., is the statewide consultant for Specific Learning Disabilities and ADHD at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Anxiety and Learned Helplessness @ The Hill Center
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn practical resources and tips on how to navigate anxiety and learned helplessness in your school-aged child with Dr. Cheryl Chase.

Cheryl Chase, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice near Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents, and young adults including ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders, and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase is also an accomplished speaker at the local and national levels, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, differentiated instruction, and creative ways to support those who struggle in school.

Film Screening of “Being You” @ The Hill Center
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join The Hill Center for a screening of the film titled “Being You”, which follows three young people with learning and attention issues, including Stephanie Whitham, as they travel the country to seek advice from TV host Howie Mandel, ice sculptor John Rodrigues, and many more who have transformed their learning and attention issues from a struggle into an asset. Following the screening, Stephanie Whitham will lead participants in a conversation and Q&A. Appropriate for ages 13+.

Stephanie Whitham grew up in La Canada, California. Stephanie was properly diagnosed with Nonverbal Processing Disorder in third grade after years of testing. Stephanie attended the University of San Francisco where she majored in Communication Studies with a minor in Fine Art. At USF Stephanie was a charter member of the Eta Upsilon chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. Stephanie is now a National Program Coordinator at Eye to Eye National.