IMPORTANT: If your child has trouble in the early levels of school, and has three or more Dyslexia warning signs, GET HELP IMMEDIATELY!
Do not wait to see if your child will grow out of it.
There is no quick fix for Dyslexia. Depending on the severity of Dyslexia, frequency of tutoring, and other learning challenges, specialized tutoring can take from 1-3 years to bring a student (or adult) to grade level in reading and spelling.
York Educational Services offers professional services to work with the family, student, school, and all other relevant professionals to assure that each student receives the appropriate education necessary to optimize his/her opportunity to achieve the highest level of his/her potential.
As an advocate, York Educational Services guides the student and family in obtaining the best possible modifications or accommodations that will support the student in participating in all educational programs and activities. In addition, she works with families and schools in assuring that the appropriate assessments are used to determine a student's current level of educational performance and that an education plan and goals are solidly based on the needs of the student.
York Educational Services is available to work with teachers and administrators in the implementation of each student's IEP and monitor periodically to assure that the accommodations and/or modifications are continuing to be effective and progress continues to be made on each goal. If changes need to be made, York Educational Services will meet with the staff and discuss ways to help the student make progress.
What We Offer:
Holly York has become a sought-after speaker and trainer, known for sharing a unique perspective as a teacher, administrator, and mom, sitting on the other side of the table, advocating for her son's 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.
DYSLEXIA: MYTHS, FACTS, AND ACCOMMODATIONS
For decades, dyslexics have been one of the most misunderstood groups in our society. This misconception has led 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 to 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.
What To Expect?
Adult dyslexics courageously open up and speak candidly about their Dyslexia, sharing the 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.