Resources & Parent Learning Events
Please join us for these upcoming Parent Learning Events
Unless otherwise noted, events take place in the CrossWalk classroom inside Hancock Library, Old Slack Hall, on the North Cross Campus.
Monday, September 25, 2017
5:30 pm • The CrossWalk Classroom
Light refreshments will be served
Ever wonder what happens behind the doors of CrossWalk? Want a better understanding of the curriculum and methods our instructors use to successfully remediate language-based learning differences in our students? To find out the answers to these questions, and much more, we are excited to present Orton-Gillingham (O-G) 101, led by the staff of Triad Academy at Summit School in Winston-Salem, NC. The evening will include a discussion of the foundation and application of the Orton-Gillingham approach to learning which features a multi-sensory, flexible approach to learning reading skills. CrossWalk faculty will be on hand to answer additional questions of how this method is implemented in our classrooms. New families of CrossWalk are strongly encouraged to attend.
Jamie Martin, Technology for Students with Dyslexia
January 11, 2017
Jamie Martin is an assistive technology consultant and trainer, specializing in finding assistive technology tools for students and adults with dyslexia. During this hands-on presentation, Mr. Martin will review with parents specific iPad apps that will help their child with dyslexia. Bring your iPad and experience first-hand how technology benefits students with dyslexia.
Parent Learning Event: Supporting a Child with ADHD
November 2, 2016
Dr. Anthony Henley, a clinical psychologist, specializes in the assessment of, and interventions for, children and adults with dyslexia, Learning Differences, and attention disorders. Join us for an informative presentation on the truth about ADHD, tips to handle some of the common challenges, and how to support your child's success at home. Part of the CrossCurrents series.
Welcome to families and Experience Dyslexia®
August 25, 2016
On August 25th, CrossWalk at North Cross welcomes families back to campus and hosts a hands-on simulation that allows participants to experience some of the challenges and frustrations people with a learning disability face. Families and siblings are encouraged to attend.
2015-16 Academic Year
“Stick to it!”
May 11, 2015: Lisa Teegarden Cabay, Ph.d. made a presentation titled “Stick to It!” The importance of Perseverance and Goal setting for students with Dyslexia. Dr. Cabay is a psychologist with Psychological Health Roanoke and specializes in family and child psychological assessment and development.
Teacher Professional Development Event
April 28, 2015: Dr. Joseph Iskandar met with North Cross School teachers to discuss ADHD and low working memory and how they impact classroom performance. Dr. Iskandar is Board Certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.
A CrossWalk Book Study Event
January 13, 2015: The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan--A Blueprint for Renewing your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss. This groundbreaking book discusses what your dyslexic child is experiencing—and what you can do so that he or she will thrive. The discussion was facilitated by psychologist Dr. Ann Cartledge Hoff.
A Parent Learning Event
December 2, 2014: Experience Dyslexia®—a hands-on simulation that allowed participants to experience some of the challenges and frustrations people with a learning disability face.
Resources for Parents
CrossWalk Summer Reading Tutoring
CrossWalk Supply List for Students
Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
International Dyslexia Association
An international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics. They support and encourage interdisciplinary research. They facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research based knowledge
A free, accessible online library for U.S. students with print disabilities.
Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.