Dyslexia Knowledge & Strategies

Course Overview

Day 1 - Dyslexia 101, background knowledge 

Participants will have a general understanding of what dyslexia is, what it looks like, and how prevalent it is in our schools. This introductory class is designed to permanently dispel any lingering beliefs that dyslexia is not real, explain why it exists, and why it is so difficult to navigate within the public school system by exposing participants to the most impactful research.

Day 2 - Dyslexia 201, in-depth with terms and tests 

Participants will take a deeper dive into dyslexia. Instruction will include an explanation of the neurological aspects of dyslexia, and connect those characteristics to strategies for diversity in the classroom. Instruction will also include what a true dyslexia assessment should look like, and how it should be interpreted, with samples of learner profiles. Appropriate accommodations for documented leaner profiles will also be covered. Finally, this course will include a brief overview of special education, and how Iowa's non-categorical status has impacted these students.

Day 3 - Tools and techniques 

Participants will be exposed to some of the most prominent solutions in Assistive Technology and classroom tools for dyslexic students. We will discuss what is needed and appropriate, and include an explanation of what works, why it works, and best practices for implementation.  

Day 4 - Classroom approach

Meeting the needs of students with dyslexia in the classroom
Grades pre K – 3

Educators will be instructed in high-level methods for identifying dyslexic characteristics in young children, and will learn a variety of activities and resources to address these students and their needs in the classroom. This course will also take a look at available curriculum options and prepare educators to return to administrators with a financially sound and scientifically proven plan to address dyslexia in their school.

Day 5 - Classroom Approach

Meeting the needs of students with dyslexia in the classroom
Grades 4 and up

Expanding on information presented on Day 4, will will address strategies specific to fourth grade and above. In these grades intense remediation may not a realistic expectation in the classroom environment. These educators need to know what dyslexia looks like in a classroom, in homework, and in behavior. Once they are aware enough to identify it, they will be able to help put a plan of action into place to help students who are falling through the cracks.

Register online today!

Two opportunities in 2018:

June 18 - 22, 2018

July 30 - August 3, 2018

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Registration is not complete until payment is received.

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Instructor:

Nina Lorimor-Easley

MSEdPsy, MEd, Cert. DSL

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Instructor:

Amy Dahlke

MEd

 

CLASS LOCATION:

True Potential Education

7755 Office Plaza Drive

Suite 105, West Des Moines, IA

    

FEES

TPE course registration fee is $650.00 per person.

Master's and License Renewal Credits are available for this course.

Two (2) Master's level credits are awarded through Mount Mercy University for a fee of $350.00. Registration for these credits takes place onsite.

This course can also be taken for two (2) License Renewal Credits. Information for registration for License Renewal Credits through the AEA will be available on the first day of the course. Participants will simply need to register for the credits prior to the completion of the course.  Cost for these credits is $70.00 ($35.00 per credit). Fees for license renewal credits will be paid directly to the AEA at time of registration.