International Dyslexia Association
December 15, 2022
SPEAKER: REGINA G RICHARDS
This presentation connects with the use of Structured Literacy as it focuses on the use of multisensory, explicit, and systematic strategies. Poor writing skills are often the most misunderstood of the learning difficulties a student may encounter, and they involve both dyslexia and dysgraphia. “Dysgraphia is a written language disorder in serial production of strokes to form a handwritten letter and involves not only motor skills, but also language skills….The impaired handwriting may interfere with spelling and/or composing (Berninger/Wolf, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching, page 21). Another reason writing is one of the most complex activities a student must produce is because the act of writing involves a “precise and rapid mobilization and synchronization of multiple processing functions (Levine, Educational Care, page 208). Students need to understand that writing is a process and not merely a task to be performed in one step. When any one of the subtasks is difficult, the student struggles even more to focus on the other components (Melvin Levine).
November 17, 2022
SPEAKER: NANCY BLEY
Structured literacy (SL) approaches emphasize highly explicit and systematic teaching of all important components of literacy. These components include both foundational skills (e.g., decoding, spelling) and higher-level literacy skills (e.g., reading comprehension, written expression). SL also emphasizes oral language abilities essential to literacy development, including phonemic awareness, sensitivity to speech sounds in oral language, and the ability to manipulate those sounds.” (https://dyslexiaida.org/heres-why-schools-should-use-structured-literacy/) This webinar will look at Structured Literacy (SL) from a slightly broader, perhaps more expanded view. This view encompasses the scientific origins of SL from the perspective of what has been learned from reading research and how and WHY it is probably the best approach when teaching students to read. The key word in the approach is Structured. After looking in depth at SL the session will look at ways of incorporating what we’ve learned about reading to other areas of education. Can/should the information be expanded to teach Structured Math Literacy and Structured Writing Literacy. There is current research showing that phonology is an important of early success in math. Similarly, research has shown that learning to spell and write using a structured approach (think, graphic organizers) is often beneficial for students.
September 29, 2022
Presenter: Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET
August 16, 2022
Presenter: Regina Richards
This webinar's Powerpoint is designed to discuss the various components of the brain. We'll also use a CD containing specific movements produced by Jeff Haebig.. You will discover, apply, and share effective teaching strategies based on body/brain research. Discover new activities and approaches that seem most appropriate to your teaching situation. Remember to apply the WIIFM (What’s in it for me), observing what works best with your students/children.
July 20, 2022
Presenter: MARIA DAVIS-PERKINS, PhD, MA, Sp-CCC
--- Learn the Talk to Write Technique that help struggling writers succeed!
During this demonstration webinar, participants will
1. Be able to state the program rationale and identify the location of supporting research;
2. Be able to locate program lesson components (e.g. rationale, checklists, etc.);
3. Identify and/or state the teacher language appropriate to routines;
4. Identify at least 2 of the first four lesson steps to using the TW approach;
June 22, 2022
Presenter: Andrew Stetkevich
Many students with dyslexia require instructional support and meaningful practice to improve reading fluency. This engaging webinar will focus on how to support elementary and secondary students in becoming fluent readers. Participants will receive a variety of reading fluency activities and strategies that can be adapted across the curricula. In addition, a bibliography of free fluency resources will be provided.
May 23, 2022
Presenter: Diana Black Kennedy
To really understand our students’ learning profile, we don’t only need to understand their diagnosis, but also the domain-general processes that underlie multiple struggles and how they affect all aspects of learning. Join board certified educational therapist Diana Kennedy to explore the effects of working memory, processing speed, statistical learning and executive functioning on literacy learning, best-practices in remediation and implications for assessment. Come away with more complete, nuanced and effective insights into your students’ learning profiles.
March 21, 2022
Presenter: Diana Black Kennedy
The pinnacle of literacy instruction is reading comprehension and writing comprehensibility, but we all know students who struggle with either or both. But did you know there are multiple pathways that lead to those struggles—dyslexia, specific language impairment, dysgraphia and Autism Spectrum Disorders, to name a few--each with its own profile and its own instructional implications. Join board certified educational therapist Diana Kennedy to explore the neurobiology of literacy acquisition, the unique obstacles different learners face, and the newest understanding of best-practices in remediation for each.
April 25, 2022
Presenter: Judy Fuhrman
In secondary school, each subject becomes increasingly specialized in how it communicates the purposes and values of its discipline. English prizes the use of synonyms, active voice, and figurative language; however, science prefers precise vocabulary, passive voice, and concise description of processes. Learning to navigate the differing use of language throughout a single school day can be challenging. Join us as we explore disciplinary literacy and its impact on students with dyslexia.
February 3, 2022
Multiple Pathways to Poor Reading Comprehension and Writing Comprehensibility The pinnacle of literacy instruction is reading comprehension and writing comprehensibility, but we all know students who struggle with either or both. But did you know there are multiple pathways that lead to those struggles
January 10, 2022
Presenter: Cheri Rae
When longtime dyslexia advocate Cheri Rae was asked to become “The Dyslexia Lady” in her local school district, she figured she’d need to do more than just talk to young students to keep their attention. She began creating what she calls “Dyslexia Assemblage Art” to illustrate concepts and highlight individuals with dyslexia and literacy issues. The collection of unique art pieces has been exhibited in several venues and is currently on display at The Dyslexia Project community resource center in Santa Barbara.
And she has teamed with dyslexic photographer Monie deWit to create a photographic work-in-progress they call “One in Five: The Face of Dyslexia,” showcasing individuals with dyslexia in compelling images and their own words. Ranging from a seven-year-old homeschooled child to a 90-something philanthropist, the body of work reveals the diversity and wide range of those with dyslexia, and their insights about it.
In the webinar of January 10, Cheri will for the first time discuss her evolution as a dyslexia advocate—from mom to author to artist--and show many examples of her work and the inspiration behind each piece.