Comprehension Fundamentals

Comprehension Fundamentals
Help Your Child to Use Language to Think in Pictures
Training Seminar to Help Students Who Struggle with Comprehension

Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 9 AM to 4 PM

Online Discounted Registration Deadline:  October 18, 2015

Online Discounted Registration Deadline: August 10, 2014 – See more at: http://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/early-learners-conference/#sthash.A7LsGyjZ.dpuf
Online Discounted Registration Deadline: August 10, 2014 – See more at: http://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/early-learners-conference/#sthash.A7LsGyjZ.dpuf

youngreaderWhat are Learning Disabilities in Reading Comprehension?

Reading comprehension difficulties are comprised of a variety of issues, including weak abilities to visualize concrete to abstract images, the meanings of words, auditory processing disabilities, etc.  Many students who struggle with comprehension difficulties can read with little difficulty, but do not understand or remember what they have read or sometimes do not understand what they hear.

LindaMood Bell materials, especially Visualizing and Verbalizing, are often recommended for students.  While various comprehension materials are easy for anyone to work with, in Randi’s opinion, many are actually incomplete and do not include some key components for remediating comprehension difficulties. Because of these weaknesses, the materials can be problematic for parents/teachers to administer. However, corrected techniques are actually very easy to learn and use across the curriculum.  Randi shows parents and teachers how additional information and a few additional techniques can allow all types of learners to improve their comprehension and understanding of increasingly more complex study materials.

Parent/Teachers will learn how to use LIPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing, The Learning Window, Wordly Wise 3000, and a wide variety of manipulatives to greatly improve comprehension.

Cost

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  • $65 (online registration) / $80 (at the door registration)
  • Online Registration Deadline: October 18, 2015
  • Registration at the door is available
    - See more at: http://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/homeschooling-the-high-schooler/#sthash.dEhRLjzg.dpuf

Conference Schedule

  • 9:30 AM – At the door registration
  • 10:00 AM – Introduction to Comprehension Difficulties. Learn the reasons why children struggle with comprehension and a short history of the discoveries and various attempts at helping them.
  • 11:00 AM – LindaMood Bell LIPS. Parents/Teachers learn the basic components of the LIPS program and how to help children with the auditory processing difficulties that can affect their comprehension.
  • 11:45 AM – Lunch. Enjoy lunch on your own at local restaurants.
  • 1:00 PM – LindaMood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing. Parents/Teachers learn the fundamental aspects of the Visualizing and Verbalizing Program.  Additionally, Randi shows parents how to add curriculum materials to form a more comprehensive plan for enhancing visualization skills and comprehension abilities.  Using these newfound abilities, students will be better able to understand what they read, memorize for tests, and achieve higher test scores.
  • 2:00 PM – The Learning Window. Discover how visual spatial mapping and auditory processing weaknesses relate to comprehension difficulties and how these difficulties can be resolved through the learning window and other tools.
  • 3:00 PM – Additional Tools for Improving Comprehension. Become acquainted with the technological aids, many brand new, which allow even the most impacted student to become successful in upper level academic work. Technology requires training and discipline, but those who persist can accomplish far more than they ever thought possible.

Conference Speaker

Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance, has been working with families for over 20 years. Married, with seven children ages 16 years and up (six who are in college), Randi brings an intense love for children and learning to helping parents understand what children are able to do and learn. She specializes in all types of children including gifted and special needs. A popular speaker, Randi also privately counsels on personal and educational issues and privately tutors through HEEA. For high schoolers, Randi provides tutoring in Math, Science, Writing, Remedial Reading and Spelling, Reading Comprehension, and raising SAT, ACT, GED and COMPASS scores.

Randi St. Denis does not sell any of the products that she discusses which allows her to deliver candid, objective training.  This seminar is not sponsored by, nor is it affiliated with Gander Publishing or the LindaMood Bell Company.

Location

Atlanta Learning Concepts
700A Hembree Place
Roswell, GA 30076

HEEA has partnered with Georgia’s Department of Education to offer Professional Learning Unit Credits (PLUs) to educators in Georgia! Now HEEA not only offer technical assistance, resources, and consultative services to the Georgia education community, but also give you the advantage of obtaining professional credit for your continuing educational requirements as well!!

PLU accreditation forms will be available at the seminar site with ten seminar hours equaling one Professional Learning Unit credit.