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Three D’s: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia

Learn the facts about the Three D’s: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia. Find out what to do if you suspect your student has one of the three D’s at a free community virtual event held October 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. While most people are familiar with the term, Dyslexia, it is often misunderstood. And what about other learning differences such as Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia? 

Learning Differences

At The Summit School, we view learning disabilities as learning differences because we believe that children who struggle in school have many abilities that they are unable to demonstrate because of their processing difficulties. For example they may struggle with working memory and have difficulty remembering facts or procedures. They may work more slowly than their peers. They may know a lot of information but have difficulty retrieving and expressing their knowledge clearly and succinctly. They may struggle with reading decoding and spelling because their brain does not process the sounds of the language easily. 

However, students with learning differences are bright – they are problem solvers, creative, intuitive, and can succeed given a rigorous, multi-sensory learning environment that is tailored to their individualized needs. Children who have learning differences might be diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, written language disorder, or executive function disorder.

Register for this free community event October 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and learn more about Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia. RSVP Required to receive a Virtual Meeting link. https://thesummitschool.org/event/community-talk- the-three-ds-dyslexia-dysgraphia-dyscalculia/ 

Presented by: Dr. Joan A. Mele-McCarthy, CCC-SLP, serves as Executive Director for The Summit School and is an expert in the field of learning disabilities, as well as speech and language. She holds Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science and Doctor of Arts degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University. She has been a college professor, clinician, consultant, and diagnostician. Dr. Mele-McCarthy serves on a number of professional and governmental boards; she was appointed as the Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on the Implementation of a Dyslexia Education Program (August 2015-December 2016) for the State of Maryland and currently serves on the Maryland State Board of Education. Dr. Mele-McCarthy is also an Affiliated Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories, Inc., bringing expertise as a research-to-practice clinician and educator.

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