Learn how to survive a dyslexia diagnosis by listening to one family’s shared experience. As a parent with a struggling child, Puff Niegos dealt with the emotions of her son’s learning disability, learned to navigate a complex education system and developed ways to balance her son’s needs with the needs of her family. As a student with dyslexia, Matthew Niegos learned to overcome classroom obstacles using assistive technologies, discipline, communication and humor. Let this team share the tips and tricks they used to help a struggling family achieve academic success.
Matthew Niegos is dyslexic. Nevertheless, he is a graduate of Rhodes College and SMU’s Dedman School of Law. As the in-house attorney for the Western Group of Companies, he continues to use learning techniques and assistive technologies to manage his disability.
Puff Niegos is a mother of two children. She is a CPA and an Academic Language Therapist. Inspired by her son’s struggles, Puff and her family founded the West Texas A&M University Center for Learning Disabilities. The center continues to be a free resource for students, parents and educators in the Texas Panhandle.
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Partners Resource Network is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN and TEAM. Texas PTI’s are funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
To learn more about our free services to parents of children with disabilities, please visit our website at http://prntexas.org/ or call us at 1.800.866.4726