Understanding Dyslexia in the Classroom
Hillside School Professional Development for Educators
This fifteen-hour, two-day course is designed to help educators gain a greater understanding of dyslexia and how it impacts students in the classroom, specifically in the areas of reading and written language. Course content will address the following three areas:
- What is dyslexia? This module will highlight common indicators of dyslexia at various age-groups, how dyslexia can contribute to student dysregulation, and best practices for teaching dyslexic learners.
- What makes an effective reading intervention program? In this module, participants will learn strategies to improve phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, and reading fluency in classroom instruction, and identify when more intensive intervention is necessary.
- Why is writing so difficult for the dyslexic student? Educators will increase their understanding of the neurological demands of writing and learn techniques and strategies to support struggling writers.
Upon completion of this course, educators will be able to describe the challenges that a dyslexic learner faces in the classroom, understand how a dyslexic student learns best, and implement instructional strategies in reading and writing that will help their students experience greater success.
This course is taught over two days.
*Graduate credit available for an additional fee through Adam’s State University
What people are saying about this course:
“I feel like I am taking SO many tools and resources back the classroom!”
“All the pieces of the course worked well together to provide a deeper and clearer understanding of dyslexia.”
“Incredible knowledge base. You covered an amazing amount of information in an approachable way.”
Additional classes offered for Summer 2019:
- Rules for decoding and spelling
- Developing number sense for children who have difficulties in math