Dyslexia & Structured Literacy Instruction: Introduction & Handwriting
Identifying and Teaching Children at Risk for Dyslexia
- 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 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.
Lunch is included.
Wed, February 28 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMCascade Rooms