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The 2018-2019 Literacy Institute Speaker Series

All Literacy Institute Speaker Series events begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place at Woodlynde School.
These events are FREE and open to the public. 

Thank you to The Balcer Family for their generous support of the 2018-2019 Literacy Institute Speaker Series.

Dr. Cheryl Chase

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Dr. Cheryl Chase
, a licensed clinical psychologist and host of the website “Chasing Your Potential,” specializes in executive functions and providing the tools for parents, children, and young adults to understand their learning styles and develop the skills to achieve their potential. She is returning to The Literacy Institute Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 23, to share her expertise related to executive functions with an emphasis on the unmotivated child or teen who may also be dealing with low-frustration tolerance. She weaves humor and practical advice into her presentations and shares ideas based on sound research, experience as a professional, and real-life experience as a parent.


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David Guerin

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:00 p.m.

David Guerin,
 educational leader from Bolivar, Missouri, inspiring and insightful blogger, and author of “Future Driven,” will inspire us on Tuesday, November 13, with his reflections on how to prepare students to thrive in an unpredictable world. His weekly blogs are always “must reads” even when your schedule is jam-packed, because he makes you think of new ways for meeting the needs and acting proactively for our children. Be prepared to learn “the five questions every kid is trying to answer” from an educator and parent who leads educators and students to a meaningful, self-directed future.



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Dr. Frances Sutherland

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Dr. Frances Sutherland
, a nationally-recognized psychologist and author from Bryn Mawr, will make executive functions and ADHD/ADD understandable for all of us when she speaks at The Literacy Institute on Wednesday, January 30.
Dr. Sutherland’s book, "From Morning ‘Til Night: Perspectives on ADHD and Its Management,” will soon be published. Parents, educators, young adults, and other professionals will have a clear understanding of what these behavior patterns mean and how a multifaceted plan effects positive, family-oriented improvements.




Registration opens 11/30/2018

Woodlynde School

445 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087-5498
Tel: 610.687.9660 
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in Grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language-or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.