Implementing an Intensive Reading Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Wednesday February 5, 2020
2:15 - 3:00 PM


This presentation will provide an overall description and definition of Dyslexia. Based on well done scientific research that documents what we know about Dyslexia, the implications for instruction are clear. So how does this impact how we teach students with Dyslexia? This presentation will provide clear guidance on the key components of the Wilson Reading System’s 4th Edition necessary for the remediation of Dyslexia.

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Connie Steigerwald

As a Wilson® Literacy Advisor, she has extensive experience providing technical assistance to small-to-large school districts in the Southeast region to identify literacy goals and determine the ideal pathway to meet those needs. In partnership with district administrators, she has developed more than 400 comprehensive plans to support teachers through Wilson program workshops/courses, virtual support, development of demonstration schools with onsite coaching, and program certifications. With the NC Department of Public Instruction, she provided districts with technical assistance literacy planning, as well as training and coaching. For the Literacy Department of Wake County Schools, the largest school system in NC, she provided training and coaching of teachers, evaluated students and served as a resource for IEP teams in developing goals for students with reading disabilities. Previous experience includes 17 years of classroom teaching experience with deaf and hearing-impaired students in a regional program as well as students with specific learning disabilities, behavior/emotional disorders, on the autism spectrum, and with orthopedic disabilities in a self-contained classroom, and she was named teacher of the year 2000-2001. She completed undergraduate work in Deaf Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a master’s degree in Special Education from North Carolina State University. She holds the Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) credential and became a Wilson® Certified Trainer (W.C.T.) in 2004, certifying more than 200 teachers in WRS Level I Certification throughout her career.

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