Struggling Readers and Spellers

Struggling Readers and Spellers
September 18-19, 2015 – 10 AM to 3 PM

Online Discounted Registration Deadline:  September 13, 2015

Online Discounted Registration Deadline: August 10, 2014 – See more at:
Online Discounted Registration Deadline: August 10, 2014 – See more at:

Parents learn to remediate their child’s difficulties with reading and spelling using Orton Gillingham based materials and specifically Wilson Language Training Materials. Yes! you can help your child! We’ve been there too – tried every reading program and although you have spent many hours teaching your child, they still don’t seem to retain much and certainly can’t remember how to spell most words. Wilson Language Training Materials and a few other, simple tools complete a parent/child friendly approach. Through a multisensory, structured and sequential method students finally grasp and remember the structure of language and become fluent readers and spellers.

Although parents will be successful using Wilson Language with their children, the complexity of the materials and additional information needed, demand that parents receive actual training in order to be able to effectively tutor their child. With the strong instruction from this two day seminar, parents will be fully equipped to move their child towards reading and spelling success.

  • Learn to use the Wilson Lesson plan with modifications for greater efficiency.
  • Get additional notes and information that allow for faster and greater student success!
  • Discover a few additional tools for supporting students with poor memories.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of specific programs, materials, and technology.






  • $130 (online registration) / $160 (at the door registration)
  • Online Registration Deadline: September 13, 2015
  • Registration at the door is available
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Conference Schedule


  • 9:30 AM – At the door registration for late registrants.
  • 10:00 AM – Introduction to Reading and Spelling Difficulties Learn the reasons why students struggle with reading and writing and a short history of the discoveries and various attempts at helping them.
  • 11:00 AM – Steps 1-5; Parents, practice hands on techniques for tutoring and master each of steps one through five. Remediate auditory processing, visual discrimination and other visual processes and bring immediate reading success.
  • 11:45 AM – Lunch – Enjoy lunch on your own at local restaurants.
  • 1:00 PM – Continuation of training for Wilson Steps 1-5, receive modified lesson plan and instructions for creating diagnostic data.
  • 2:00 PM – Additional materials and techniques that must be added for a well-rounded fluency program.


  • 10:00 AM – Steps 6-10; Continuation of Lesson Plan, focusing on steps needed to remediate Spelling, Writing, and Handwriting.
  • 11:45 AM – Lunch – Enjoy lunch on your own at local restaurants.
  • 1:00 PM – Highlights of Steps 1-12; Receive additional notes not found in the Wilson Language Materials to enhance your teaching efforts and allow for greater success.
  • 2:00 PM – Technology and Accommodations; Receive lists of helpful apps and software.  Become acquainted with the technological aids, many brand new, which allow even the most impacted reader and writer to be successful in upper level academic work. Technology use requires training and discipline, but those who persist can accomplish far more than they 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.


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.


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