Join the ADE English Language Arts Team for a FREE Dyslexia Focused 8-week book study. Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 MST time. Everyone is welcome!
Text: Understanding Dyslexia: A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Denis Lawrence
Dyslexia affects at least ten per cent of children and is the most common special educational need that teachers encounter. However, the characteristics of dyslexia can mean that it is often confused with other learning difficulties.
Whether you are a teacher or a parent, this easy-to-read book helps you to understand what is meant by 'dyslexia', providing clear guidance for identifying the signs and outlining practical strategies for helping and supporting dyslexic children.
As well as examining current popular definitions of dyslexia, the book offers a fresh definition, based on current research. Each chapter helps you to understand the unique challenges faced by dyslexic children in their learning of literacy skills and shows that the combined efforts of parents and teachers really can make a difference.
Key features include:
- Coverage of the most popular methods used in the assessment of dyslexia.
- Strategies and techniques to help dyslexic children develop their literacy skills at school and at home.
- A focus on how to enhance and maintain self-esteem in dyslexic children.
- A look at other specific learning difficulties that overlap or can be confused with dyslexia.
- Discussion of society's attitude towards dyslexia and the need for further understanding of the concept Understanding Dyslexia is valuable reading for trainee and practicing teachers, SENCOs and parents.
Participants must register for each week’s session individually. All participants who register in EMS, read their chapter(s), and attend the book study will be given 2-hours PD credit. Certificates will only be available in EMS and no record of attendance will be emailed.
Zoom link will be individually emailed to registrants the day of the webinar. Registration closes at 10 AM on Wednesdays.
Section 1: Chapter 1 “The History of Dyslexia”
Section 2: Chapter 2 “The Characteristics of Dyslexia”
Section 3: Chapter 3 “Defining Dyslexia”
Section 4: Chapter 4 “Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties”
Section 5: Chapters 5-6 "Teaching the Dyslexic Child” and “The Causes of Dyslexia”
Section 6: Chapters 7-8, “Assessing Dyslexia” and “Understanding a Psychological Report”
Section 7: Chapters 9-10 “Self-Esteem and the Dyslexic Child” and “Maintaining Self-Esteem in Teachers and Parents”
Section 8: Chapters 11 “Society’s Attitudes Towards Dyslexia”
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