Dyslexia in the Schools - What you Really Need To Know

Tuesday February 9, 2021
3:15 - 4:15 PM
Lecture 1

According to Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, dyslexia affects as many as one in five students making it one of the most common reading disabilities. It crosses ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic lines. Yet, most teachers do not receive training to remediate dyslexia in their special education teacher preparation programs. According to the National Council on Teacher Quality" just 17% of programs equip their elementary and special education teachers to use all five fundamental components of reading instruction" recommended by the National Reading Panel. Educators will learn more about the type of instruction and the different approaches that work best for dyslexic students. We will also discuss current trends in legislation and give examples of how different states are addressing dyslexia in the school systems. This presentation will include simulations to get the participants involved, as well as, time for questions.

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