International Dyslexia Association
May 16, 2023
SPEAKER: Andrew Stetkevich, M.A.
As educators discuss literacy in their education systems, they should focus on teaching all students to become accurate and analytical readers and writers. Students who are literate experience more professional opportunities, achieve better health and quality of life outcomes, and are better prepared to address barriers and problems facing countries and their educational systems (Concern Worldwide US, 2020). This webinar will define the problems and offer possible solutions to combat student illiteracy through the implementation of research-based instructional practices.
April 17, 2023
SPEAKER: Judy Fuhrman
In this fast-paced, hands-on session, we will explore what makes sentence level work for reading and writing challenges. Participants will leave with practical ideas for teaching syntax which lays a foundation for literacy skills that students can apply throughout their educational experience, from kindergarten through high school.
March 14, 2023
SPEAKER: Dee Rosenberg
Foundational Skill Components of Structured Literacy in the K-3 Classroom: Participants will learn about the most current concerning teaching foundational skills of early literacy. Participants will learn about the components of structured literacy components that are grounded in science and provide teachers with the methods that they that should be implementing with young students. They will learn best practices and understand how Wilson Language programs can support their students in building a strong foundation in literacy that will enable them to become independent and motivated readers.
February 23, 2023
SPEAKER: Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed, Ed
Workshop Description: When people talk about dyslexia it is usually in the context of struggling young students. We tend to forget that children with dyslexia become adults with dyslexia. This presentation will provide an overview of what dyslexia is and what it isn't. Participants will also understand how adults describe dyslexia, how it has affected their lives and what we learned from them.
January 25, 2023
SPEAKER: Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D.
Fluent reading is a combination of accuracy, prosody, and automaticity; together, they facilitate reading comprehension. Fluency is demonstrated during oral reading through ease of word recognition, appropriate pacing, chunking of words into meaningful phrases, and intonation. The ability to chunk words into meaningful phrases is related to syntactic awareness. Excessive focus on rate can interfere with, rather than augment, comprehension. A slower reading rate is sometimes necessary to support the construction of meaning. Fluency is a factor in both oral
and silent reading that can limit or support comprehension.