Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP, CEO ATforEducation, RESNA certified
Kelsey Hall, Certified Teacher of the Deaf (TOD), SLP, AAC/ AT Specialist
Dyslexia is the most common type of specific learning disability affecting 10-15% of the total population, is neurobiological in nature, and is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities, of which is unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities (IDA, 2002). In the United States, approximately 1 in 5 K-12 students are coded with specific learning disability (SLD), many of which experience challenges in the area(s) of listening comprehension, oral expression, written expression, reading comprehension, and/or basic reading skills (NCES, 2015). With so many individuals experiencing dyslexia, it is critical that educators and service providers are comfortable with acknowledging and providing research-based interventions to support students in accessing the curriculum.
This webinar will address Dyslexia by providing a definition and common profiles of students who experience this disability - including strengths, areas of need, and presentation of learning difficulties in the classroom. In addition, the Common Core State Standards and the benefit they bring to students with dyslexia will be discussed. Participants will learn how to support students who experience dyslexia with regard to developing goals and choosing appropriate accommodations as part of student's’ individualized education plans (IEPs). The presenters will discuss interventions designed to close achievement gaps by providing well-researched programming that is explicit, systematic, and multisensory in nature, with plenty of opportunities for practice. When embedding these interventions and AT tools into the curriculum, it personalizes learning and ensures access to language, literacy, and learning opportunities for all students, particularly those who experience Dyslexia!
Connect to the webinar online at https://ctd1.adobeconnect.com/ctd
Call-in information: 1-866-668-0721
Conference Code: 789 594 8249