Dyslexia & Literacy Instruction: Introduction & Handwriting

Dyslexia & Literacy Instruction: Introduction & Handwriting

Wed, October 13 2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Administered by ESD 113


  • Dr. Alicia Roberts Frank


This workshop can stand alone or be combined with others in the series on Structured Literacy Instruction (SLI) for students with Dyslexia.  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 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 to all literacy learners.  Further, participants will learn the relationship between dyslexia and handwriting and the importance of letter formation as a necessary step to literacy development. 


  • Wed, October 13 2021
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Online Zoom


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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: OLAF0004
6.00 Clock Hours $23.00
6.00 Attendance Hours


ELA Special Ed (K-12) Dyslexia