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All About Dyslexia
3 In-service Professional Development Units/45 hours Instructor: Melissa Stone May 1-30, July 1-30
Dyslexia is a very common reading disability that according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia, affects about 17% of school aged children. Students with dyslexia have a very hard time reading without proper intervention services. This course will provide teachers with the information needed to create an environment where students with dyslexia can succeed and demonstrate their understanding. Teachers will come away with a full understanding of dyslexia from diagnosis, treatments and various accommodations to use in the classroom to create successful school experiences. Some other topics include helpful technology, suggestions for parents and adaptations to current teaching methods used in the classroom. It is important for all areas of instruction to meet the needs of your diverse student population such as ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, LOTE, ESL, Special Education, Occupational Therapists, Guidance Counselors, the Arts, and Physical Education, N-12 are appropriate for this course. Common Core Learning Standards are addressed.