Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. In the classroom, dyslexia may be the reason a student falls behind in reading, spelling and/or writing. Join Kendore Learning Executive Director Jennifer Hasser, M. Ed. to learn how to determine if dyslexia is affecting your student and what strategies can help.
Learn the answer to these questions:
• What is dyslexia? How prevalent is it?
• How do I know if my student is exhibiting signs of dyslexia?
• Why are multisensory strategies based on the Orton-Gillingham approach so important?
In this lively 90-minute session learn why identifying dyslexia is so important and why multisensory Structured Literacy instruction is the key to helping students overcome this challenge.
Why Learn More?
As more and more states enact legislation to ensure students with dyslexia receive appropriate interventions, many educators and parents are just beginning to learn about this learning difference and what strategies can make a difference.
Facts About Dyslexia
Adapted from the International Dyslexia Association
- As many as 15–20% of the population may be dyslexic
- Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels
- Boys and girls are equally affected
- Dyslexia is hereditary (parents with dyslexia are very likely to have children with dyslexia and may often recognize the signs before educators notice a problem in the classroom)
- People with dyslexia can be very bright (often gifted in areas such as art, computer science, design, drama, electronics, math, mechanics, music, physics, sales, and sports)
- A Structured Literacy curriculum (multisensory, systematic, explicit instruction) will benefit dyslexic learners
Participants will leave with accurate information and strategies they can use immediately.
90 Minute Webinar: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Appropriate for teachers & parents of all ages.
Cost: FREE (Each participant must register separately.)
You will receive an email closer to the event with a link to join the webinar.
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