Seminars

Holly York has become a sought after speaker and trainer, known for sharing a unique perspective as a teacher, administrator, and a mom, sitting on the other side of the table, advocating for her son needs throughout his school years.

Holly offers a wide variety of Seminars for caregivers, students, and educators that make understanding how everyone plays a special role in student success.

Seminars have been used with Home School Coops, Professional Development for educators/administrators within private and public schools, local non-profit organizations, Professional Conferences, and parent groups.

Each workshop is 90 minutes in length (with the exception of Dyslexia for a Day Simulation which is 2 hours) but can be tailored to meet the need for special circumstances.

Topics

Dyslexia: myths, facts, and accommodations

For decades, dyslexics have been one of the most misunderstood groups in our society. This misconception has lead to misdiagnosing, mislabeling, and many years of pain for people with dyslexia.

Participants will explore the myths and facts about dyslexia. They will learn the warning signs from Preschool through Adult and what a dyslexic learner requires, in order to even the playing field, when compared to typical learners.

Dyslexia For A Day Simulation

Do you have a child or student that has dyslexia and wonder what it’s really like?   During this simulation participants have an extraordinary opportunity undergo what those with dyslexia often experience with reading, writing and processing.

Participants will go through five different simulations: two reading, two writing and one processing simulation. The simulation provides a lively, thought-provoking experience for parents, teachers, and anyone interested in better understanding some of the challenges and frustrations that people with dyslexia face each day.

Embracing Dyslexia Documentary screening and discussion

Embracing Dyslexia is a thoughtful and moving exploration of dyslexia from an insider’s perspective, weaving together interviews with parents, adult dyslexics, researchers, educators and experts to provide an accurate portrayal of a learning difference that affects between 15-20% of the population.

Parents share emotional stories of their frustration over failing to understand why their children were struggling with reading, writing, and spelling and the life-altering impact the word dyslexia had on their lives.

Adult dyslexics courageously open up and speak candidly about their dyslexia, sharing their struggles and successes they had in school and in their adult lives.

Experts and educators define what dyslexia is and illustrate why early dyslexia screening for all children is vital. They also share how effective tutoring, classroom accommodations, and recognizing and fostering the natural gifts and abilities of a child with dyslexia can take them from feeling stupid and experiencing failure on a daily basis to believing in themselves and knowing that they can be successful.


For more information about fees and scheduling, please email holly@yorkeducationalservices.com or call 800-851-7797