Literacy and Learning Workshops for Parents

Developing Foundational Skills in Reading, Writing and Spelling

Join us for informative and interactive Literacy and Learning Workshops designed to help parents support and enhance literacy development.  The instructors will offer guidance and inspiration as you learn to implement strategies that align with current key findings for best instructional practices.


2023-24 Schedule:


      • Teaching Your Child Decoding Strategies – November 8th, 2023
      • Supporting Phonological Awareness & Spelling Skills – January 24th, 2024
      • Helping Your Child Become a Writer – March 6th, 2024
      • Reading Readiness for Pre-K – April 10th, 2024
      • Preventing the Summer Slide – May 8th, 2024

Literacy & Learning Workshops for Parents | The Written Word
As a parent attending the Literacy and Learning Seminars, I have learned practical ways I can support my child at home. Tara and Sharon are knowledgeable presenters and passionate about student success. M.S.


Enhance your knowledge for teaching reading, writing, and spelling.


Learn strategies based on key current research findings.


Receive resources and handouts on each workshop topic.





6:15 – 7:45 p.m. CST (In-Person)



$45 fee for each workshop.

Space is Limited.

For a workshop to take place, a minimum of six participants is required.




The Written Word

Center for Dyslexia and Learning

319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 201

Wheaton, IL 60187


Tara Chapman | The Written Word Dyslexia and Learning

Tara’s Credentials

Tara has taught public and private education students for over 30 years. She has extensive training in the field of education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction-Reading, and an American Montessori Society Elementary I Credential. Tara is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and a Qualified Instructor (QI). She earned her CALT credential through Southern Methodist University’s Learning Therapy Program and Qualified Instructor (QI) credential at McKinney Christian Academy’s Multisensory Teacher Training Center in Texas.


As the founder of The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning, she provides academic language therapy for students and professional development opportunities in structured literacy for educators and parents. As the first QI in Illinois, Tara launched the ALTA Illinois State Chapter and serves on the board.

Erin Young | The Letter Loft

Erin’s Credentials

A Wheaton native, Erin taught in D200 for 22 years before opening The Letter Loft, in which she offers private reading therapy for students.  She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT).


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