Learn about dyslexia - be the teacher who makes a difference to a child with dyslexia. Did you kow thay dyslexia can be identified as early as pre-school?
Children can be screened with a 92.5% accuracy rate as early as 5 ½ – 6 ½ years old. Most of the challenges students with dyslexia encounter can be prevented if they are screened and identified early. If they are provided with appropriate explicit structured literacy starting in Kindergarten. When dyslexia is left untreated their academic struggles are amplified in middle and high school, causing them to fall behind academically and impacting their self esteem and confidence.
We hold training events all over New York for multiple school districts. Contact us for schedules and to organize a training event or education on dyslexia at your school district.
We recommend training via the Academy of Orton Gillingham: Literacy for Life
The Orton-Gillingham Approach
The Orton-Gillingham Approach is the foundation for the majority of recognized reading remediation programs. It is a scientifically-based multisensory instruction approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling to students with dyslexia, those with learning disabilities and struggling readers. The approach was named for a neurologist and pathologist, Samuel Torrey Orton and a psychologist and educator Anna Gillingham. They brought together neuroscience with the best education and remedial practices. The multisensory approaches engages all learners by presenting concepts in ways that visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile learners can grasp.
The Writing Revolution
This is an explicit expository writing strategies program. The strategies are useful in all subjects and help students learn how to clearly express, and process information. It is good for students from prek-to college. It is especially helpful for those with dyslexia, but a great resource for general education students too.
The Writing Revolution transforms instruction across the curriculum through a proven, coherent method that enables all students, and especially those from low-income families, to develop the literacy and critical thinking skills they need to engage productively in society.
The Lindamood Bell LiPSⓇ Program
During our work advocating for students, we have found students that are missing the pre-reading skill of phonemic awareness. Research indicates that phonemic awareness is the essential foundational skill that needs to be mastered to make it possible to make progress in reading.