The Emotional Side of Dyslexia, East Roswell Library, Wednesday, 01. May 2019

This presentation will address the emotional issues that often co-occur in school-age children (5-12) with dyslexia. Being a dyslexic student can be an emotional journey filled with many highs and lows that not only cause stress and frustration, but also impact overall self-esteem and self-worth. While the academic side of having dyslexia can be remediated and improved upon greatly, the emotional scars of struggling to learn can last a lifetime. Learn to identify red flags of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, as well and learns tips and tools to boost self-esteem and promote emotional coping skills of dyslexic students. Being dyslexic is both a challenge and gift and helping give children confidence as a learner and as a person can be a key to later life success. 
Our Presenter: Dr. Megan Mann holds a Doctor of Art Therapy and Master of Psychology (in marriage and family therapy and art therapy). She is a licensed professional counselor LPC and counseling supervisor (CPCS) in the state of Georgia. She is also a nationally registered art therapist (ATR). Dr. Mann is the owner and director of Peachtree Art Therapy and Counseling, LLC, which provides a range of counseling and creative based therapy services (art, play, and mindfulness) to children, teens, and families. Her clinical work focuses on treating children that have dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities that are also struggling with emotional health issues and behavioral challenges, such as anxiety, PSTD, OCD, ADHD, depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, and general life adjustment. In addition to individual therapy services Dr. Mann, provides therapeutic camps, groups, and workshops focus on empowerment and self-esteem building for dyslexic children.
This Outreach Event is free and open to the public. Since a limited number of seats are available, and we want to ensure the comfort of all attendees, please register to reserve your spot. Registrants will be invited to submit a question for the presenter.
North Fulton - Kids Identified With Dyslexia (NFKID) is a parent group created to promote awareness of dyslexia to parents, teachers, and administrators. Our goal is to advocate for children with dyslexia and to provide a supportive community for families, helping to ensure that children with dyslexia and related learning disorders meet their full potential and soar to reach new heights. For more information about NFKID, visit .
International Dyslexia Association - Georgia Branch (IDA-GA) is a non-profit, scientific, and educational organization formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia. IDA-GA is a resource and support system for parents, individuals with dyslexia, and educators. Visit or .
Decoding Dyslexia GA (DDGA) is part of a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. Visit .


Wednesday, 01. May 2019, East Roswell Library, The Emotional Side of Dyslexia

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