The Dyslexia Resource provides workshops and certified coursework on the following topics. These can also be customized for larger groups and professional development.
Lesson Planning & Implementation: This workshop is geared for practitioners working in one-on-one tutoring settings. In the Lesson Planning and Implementation workshop, attendees will use informal evaluations to determine where to begin with a student. They will also understand an OG sequence of skills, how they build upon each other, and learn the essential components of an OG lesson plan and the reciprocal nature of reading and spelling. Attendees will practice how to drill various phonogram decks and use metacognitive strategies to improve working memory in students. During the final day, attendees will design and write specific lesson plans with word lists/phrases/sentences at basic and advanced levels. This is a 15 hour course. In conjunction with the Classroom Educator Class and Beyond the Basics, this course will satisfy the 70 hours of the coursework requirement at the Associate Level (Option B) of certification with Orton-Gillingham Academy.
Writing Workshop: Like reading, the term writing encompasses many skills. We use it as an umbrella term that captures handwriting, grammar, syntax, written expression, and so much more! This workshop will break down those components and provide explicit instruction on concepts, effective teaching strategies, and resources to tutors and elementary school teachers. It will tackle the motor components of handwriting, grammar & the parts of speech, diagramming, creating sentences, and the traits of strong written expression. In addition, we will discuss how dyslexia can impact all areas of writing and the specific learning disability, dysgraphia. This is a 20 hour course that satisfies some of the coursework requirements at the Certified Level of certification with the Orton-Gillingham Academy.
Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for our workshops but having coursework at the Classroom Educator Level or Associate Level is highly preferred.
Course availability: Offered throughout the school year and in the summers. Days and times vary.
*This course can be customized to meet the needs of your organization. Please contact us at [email protected].