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            Club News                                      “An event like this takes

                                                         tremendous  planning  and
        Break Through Brick Walls                        volunteer commitment. We
                                                         are  grateful  to  everyone
        With The Martin County                           who made this inaugural
                                                         event  such  a  success,
        Genealogical Society                             especially Sally and her event
                                                         committee. Our children and
          In genealogy research impasses are inevitable, but they   their families will benefit
        don’t have to be permanent stoppers. A number of methods   from the additional resources
        can be employed to break through brick walls. At the Martin   we’ll  be  able  to  provide
        County Genealogical Society’s (MCGS) May meeting,   thanks  to  the  generous
        George G. Morgan, a member of the Genealogy Guys podcast   supporters of this event,” said  The Dunbar Early Learning Center Board from left: Karen Phillips; Wendy Reynoso, executive
        series, will share proven strategies for circumnavigating   Wendy Reynoso, executive  director; Sally Zunino, cochair; Borden Walker, cochair; Lisa Modica; Anne O’Brien; Beth
        some of the most stubborn roadblocks one might encounter.   director of Dunbar.  Lettengarver; Demetrius Preston; Doug Keeple; Dominque Schulte; and Laura Traphagen
        Morgan’s presentation, ”Getting Past Brick Walls,” is based     Committee members for
        on the best-selling book, Advanced Genealogy Research   the event included: Douglas Andrews and Trent Steele,   (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1990 whose mission
        Techniques, he co-authored with Drew Smith.      Regina Brook, Anne Cook Conze, Joanne Wagner Hughes,   is to provide care, education, and promotion of the children
          Free and open to the public, the meeting will be at the   Doug Kepple, Lisa Modica, Anne O’Brien, Karen Kjorlien   and families within Martin County. Dunbar is dedicated
        Blake Library in Stuart from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, May   Phillips, Demetrius Preston, Halsey and Griffin Schroder,   to creating a nurturing, stimulating, and welcoming
        20. The meeting is in person, but the presentation will   Dominique Schulte and Darren Seirer, Marcie Sohm, Laura   environment for all children through its unique programs
        be virtual. To participate via Zoom, go to and   Trahagen and Catherine Yelverton, Susan Turner, Michele   and a variety of educational theories while always keeping
        register before May 19.                          Walker, and Sally Auer Zunino, chair.             the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-
          George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc.,   About Dunbar Early Learning Center       on, experiential learning. For more information, visit
        Tampa, Fla., which has been training library personnel and     The Dunbar Early Learning Center (Dunbar) is a 501(c) or call (772) 545-0808.
        genealogists since 1996. His interest in genealogy began at
        age 9 when he discovered his family history preceded the
        American Revolution. Since then, George’s genealogical   Could It Be Dyslexia?                     naming which is related to reading speed. This breakdown
        research has expanded to include all the branches of his                                           makes learning to read slower, more time intensive, and it
        family tree. Libraries, archives, courthouses and cemeteries   By Jim Forgan, Ph.D.,               can be frustrating for your child and you.
        are among his favorite haunts, and he will leave no stone   Licensed School                          If your child is dyslexic, he or she requires specialized
        unturned. He works with and understands all types of   Psychologist                                reading instruction much different from what the public
        genealogy records in the United States, Canada, the UK and     Many kids struggle with             schools offer in general education classrooms. Without
        Australia. He is a recognized expert in genealogy software   reading but not all struggles         this your child may start to feel dumb about reading
        programs, databases, Internet resources and social media.   are due to dyslexia. There             and  develop  low  self-esteem.  Not  many  schools  teach
          In  addition  to  its  monthly  meetings  and  special   are many reasons why smart              reading  using  Orton-Gillingham  based  multisensory
        courses, the genealogical society offers a variety of   kids struggle with reading.                reading instruction. If you suspect your child has dyslexia
        services at the genealogy room in the Blake Library in   Some have not been taught                 get testing and start specialized instruction using Orton
        Stuart including an extensive research library, access to   using the optimal reading              Gillingham based reading instruction or instruction at a
        several genealogy websites and assistance from MCGS   program,  other  kids  have                  Lindamood Bell reading center. Many parents teach their
        volunteers. For more information about membership,   gaps due to the instruction                   own child using the Orton-Gillingham influenced Barton
        activities and services go to        during  COVID,  while  still  others  have  problems  with   Reading and Spelling System.
                                                         memory or phonics.                                  We  specialize  in  identifying  reading  difficulty  and
                                                           Dyslexia as a broad term for a language-based learning   solutions for helping your child. Contact us so you can
                                                         disability. This implies your child might have difficulty   pinpoint how to best help your child.
                                                         with  pronouncing  unfamiliar  words,  spelling  words,     Dr. Forgan is a licensed school psychologist and certified
                                                         reading fluently, and understanding. Dyslexics often have   dyslexia testing specialist who can evaluate your child for
                                                         a breakdown in one or more of these processing areas:   ADHD, gifted, dyslexia, and other concerns. Call 625-4125
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