TELL’s free literacy seminar for parents and teachers

TELL’s next Exceptional Parenting Program (EPP) workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 10, from 7–9pm at the Wesley Center 2F, Seminar Room, and it is called “Eighty Minutes on Reading and Writing Skills: What should parents know?”

Presenters include Helen Brittle-Matsuki, M.Ed., Educational Consultant; Marsha Rosenberg, MA, CCC-SLP, Certified Speech and Language Pathologist; Susan Islascox, MA, Learning Support Teacher; and Marielle Gorissen-van Eenige, PhD, Registered Clinical Neuropsychologist.

This series of four presentations will focus on different aspects of literacy skills from early childhood until the end of high school. After an introduction on how the brain is involved in reading and writing, the focus will be on early (pre)reading skills and possible pitfalls in them. Participants will then learn how to teach writing skills to young children and children who are transitioning from Japanese writers into English writers. Finally, we will cover how to help high school students in further developing their writing.

The focus of these presentations will be on how parents can support their children of different ages in preparing, developing, and improving their literacy skills. This workshop is for parents and educators, but donations are highly appreciated. RSVP: Chie Sawa [email protected]. — AI KOKUNUGI

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