Parent Resource Center Virtual Workshops

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Dyslexia and Multi-Sensory Reading Approaches for All Students —
October 15, 2020

Rebecca Yellets, Supervisor of Special Education (ED/ LD), MTSS
Elizabeth Davis, Supervisor of English Language Arts, Dyslexia Advisor 
Rhonda Tabor, Parent Resource Specialist

This live Zoom session will give an overview of multi-sensory research-based strategies and intervention programs to address the needs of students with learning disabilities. The parent will come away with an understanding of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) and guidance about when to share concerns. This presentation will provide resources parents can access to further the support for their student. There will be time at the end of the session for questions and answers.

Rebecca Yellets has special education experience as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, director, and supervisor. Her area of expertise is the use of multi-sensory approaches to address struggling learners and those students with dyslexia and other disabilities.

Elizabeth Davis has experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum specialist, building administrator, dyslexia advisor and supervisor.

Rhonda Tabor has experience as a parent of a child with learning disability, rehabilitation services manager, early intervention service coordinator, Medicaid Waiver case manager, Special Olympic coach, and parent resource specialist.

 

What is the Parent Resource Center?

In operation since November 1992, the PWCS' Office of Special Education Parent Resource Center (PRC)'s mission is to assist parents and families of children with disabilities to become active participants in their child's education. Its goal is to promote a positive relationship between parents and educators.

The PRC provides information, lending library (PDF), and supports parents regarding the special education process in Prince William County, and will refer parents to appropriate resources in the Division and the community. PRC staff may not serve as advocates for parents in School Intervention, IEP, or Eligibility meetings or attend a Central Office Review, State Mediation, or Due Process Hearing. 

Please check the events page often for information that may be of interest to you. TTAC Online, their websites are listed on the Events page, has many resources.

The Parent Resource Center (PRC) can provide bilingual support for parents. If interested in receiving this support, contact the PRC by phone at 703-791-8846 or 703-791-7438. Please provide the following information:

  1. Name
  2. First Language
  3. Days/Times available for consultation, and
  4. Contact information (phone number and/or email address)

 

Upcoming Events

"Anxiety in the Age of Covid - 19" with James J. Christ, Ph.D.

Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)

When:    Friday, September 25, 2020  (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*For Details look under Events.

"Your Voice Matters: Empowering Parents to Engage" with Tina Norris, Family Engagement Specialist, PEATC

Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)

When:    Friday, October 23, 2020 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*For Details look under Events.

"Sensory Success: How to Use Sensory Supports at Home" with Erin Clemens, OTR/L, BCP, CIMI

Workshop by The Arc and PWCS - Office of Special Education (Parent Resource Center)

When:    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Where:   Virtual Meeting via Zoom

*For Details look under Events.

 TTAC Resource Spotlight

Presented by Virginia Department of Education Training & Technical Assistance Center George Mason University.

Family Resources for Virtual and Hybrid Special Education.

* For Details look under Events.

PEATC - Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (Continuously Updating)

Parents Want to Know

 

 

 

Location & Hours


 
Kelly Leadership Center
First Floor, Suite 1200
14715 Bristow Rd.
Manassas, VA 20112

See driving directions.(PDF)

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hours by appointment


 

Rhonda Tabor, taborrd@pwcs.edu
Parent Coordinator
703-791-8846

David Williams, williamsd@pwcs.edu
Supervisor
703-791-8569