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Identifying and Teaching Children at Risk for Dyslexia

Presenter Dr. Alicia Roberts Frank

Administered by PSESD


  • Alicia Roberts Frank


Dyslexia represents the most common and most prevalent of all known learning disabilities and impacts approximately 1 in 5 individuals. Current, convergent research continues to uncover structural and functional variations in the brains of individuals with dyslexia, which explain why some individuals struggle to master reading, writing, spelling and sometimes math, despite intelligence, effort and quality instruction.  

This interactive workshop introduces participants to characteristics of dyslexia and related learning disabilities, including common deficits and strengths, clarifies common misunderstandings, and introduces participants to the framework and specific elements of Structured Literacy Instruction, which is essential for students with dyslexia but beneficial for all literacy learners.

In accordance with E2SSB 6162, Beginning in school year 2021-22, each school district and charter school must use evidence-based, multi-tiered systems of support to provide interventions to students in kindergarten through second grade who display indications of or areas of weakness associated with dyslexia. Each school district must provide information about dyslexia, the student's indications of dyslexia, and a plan for providing supports and interventions for the student. The interventions must be provided by an educator trained in instructional methods that target the student's areas of weakness (E2SSB 6162). 


Puget Sound ESD
800 Oakesdale Ave. SW Renton WA 98057


  • Thu, October 10 2019 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Puyallup Room


Event # 95804

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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: SEJ0078
4.50 Clock Hours $15.00