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Can You Effectively Teach, Recognize or Counsel Someone With Dyslexia?
- Dyslexia affects up to 20% of people.
- It’s the number one learning disability in the U.S.
- 80 to 85% of people with learning disabilities have dyslexia.
For better understanding and more information about proven solutions for dyslexia, attend a FREE presentation sponsored by Reading Resources, LLC.
Dyslexia Signs and Solutions
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Parents who are trying to determine if dyslexia is their child’s issue, or who know it is and need to understand all the areas that it will impact
Teachers who don’t understand why children who can’t master spelling and struggle with reading but don’t qualify for special education services
Reading specialists who need to know how to informally identify which of their struggling readers may have dyslexia – and what to do to help them
Principals who want to start early intervention and Response to Intervention programs to achieve the goal of No Child Left Behind – which every student is reading at grade level by the end of third grade
Resource specialists who need to know how to close the gap for students who have a learning disability
School psychologists who want to learn to distinguish dyslexia from other learning disabilities to effectively counsel and advocate for people with dyslexia
Speech language therapists who are often the first specialists to work with dyslexic children because of their difficulty articulating R’s,and L’s, M’s and N’s, and S, SH and CH
Pediatricians who are often asked by parents to test their children for dyslexia
Counselors and psychologists who often deal with the lifelong emotional damage that undetected dyslexia and academic failure causes
Child and social service agencies that deal with the frustration struggling readers of all ages face and the emotional toil it brings to them and their families for a lifetime, including drug addiction and imprisonment
Community leaders who affect systemic change for socioeconomic issues including poverty, workplace readiness, unemployment, imprisonment, spiritual issues, economic development and community growth.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- Signs of dyslexia
- Dyslexia’s genetic link and the latest brain research
- Effective, scientifically proven ways to teach reading and spelling
- Methods that do not help — and why
- Strategies to help people with dyslexia at school and at home
- Local resources to help educators and parents teach people with dyslexia.
Reading Resources is the only business of its kind in Minnesota. It provides certified dyslexia assessment, and certified instruction in the Barton Reading and Spelling System for teachers and parents. (International dyslexia experts recommend Orton-Gillingham as the top scientifically-proven teaching method for people with dyslexia). Reading Resources also offers tutoring, coaching support for parents who use Barton, and support groups for adults and children with dyslexia.