Webinars consistently offer excellent opportunities to dive deeper into a variety of different subjects, especially in the world of education. The Schenck School partnered with The Dyslexia Resource, IDA-GA, BrainLENS, Literacy How, and The Georgia Department of Education to present an overview about the neuroscience of dyslexia and how early identification and intervention have a positive impact. Dr. Fumiko Hoeft and Dr. Margie Gillis presented recent findings in education, psychology, neuroscience, and genetics to support this conclusion. Watch the webinar in its entirety here or read below to learn about five key takeaways from the presentation!
The Dyslexia Resource5 Takeaways from Our Webinar – Dyslexia: The Neuroscience of Early Identification and Intervention
To ensure students with learning differences get the precise help they need, parents and teachers must understand what accommodations or interventions are available. Two options that include common classroom accommodations used for students with learning differences are the individualized education plan and the 504 plan. While these educational plans can be helpful for certain students, they cannot be used interchangeably. Read below to learn more about the differences between an IEP and a 504 plan with help from The Dyslexia Resource.
The Dyslexia ResourceIEP vs. 504 – What’s the Difference?
Parents and teachers are always looking out for the best interest of their students. And with the prevalence of dyslexia and other reading struggles, parents and teachers play a significant role in recognizing some of the early signs of dyslexia. Ideally, prerequisite reading skills are taught during preschool and any irregularity in these skills can be addressed. However, when students enter elementary school, language or reading deficiencies that may have gone unnoticed in preschool become more recognizable if adults know what to look for. Whether in the classroom or at home, teachers and parents who are able to identify signs of dyslexia ensure these children get the interventions they need to read successfully. Read below to learn about tips that help parents and teachers identify dyslexia.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips to Help Parents and Teachers Identify Dyslexia
Regardless of the learning environment, advocacy is an essential component of educating students with learning differences. Dyslexic students and their parents often need to understand and express their unique educational requirements to ensure they get the best support. And although advocacy is important, it is not always easy! Parents of students with learning differences may feel intimidated or uncomfortable when advocating for their child, but they are setting an excellent example for all children to be vocal about what they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. Read below to learn more about advocating for a dyslexic student through online and in-person learning.
The Dyslexia ResourceAdvocating for a Dyslexic Student Through Online and In-Person Learning
With technological advances and an increased awareness of dyslexia, new assistive technologies are opening doors for dyslexic individuals in and out of the classroom. Advances in technology like intentionally designed fonts and state-of-the-art software programs allow students to overcome the challenges of dyslexia and learn more independently. However, accessibility and awareness of available technologies may still be an issue in some communities. The Dyslexia Resource breaks down some of the most helpful assistive technologies for dyslexia and includes tips and tricks so each dyslexic student can make the most of the tools available to them.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips and Tricks for Using the Dyslexia Font and Other Assistive Technologies
In the educational system, numerous individuals work to help students behind the scenes and in the classroom. And while teachers and administrators do amazing work to help students with learning differences, there are times when a student with dyslexia needs specialized support to succeed. In some educational settings, a dyslexia specialist can offer the expertise required to help teachers identify undiagnosed dyslexic students and/or provide the targeted interventions those students need. Specialized education can help students with learning differences access helpful tools in school, and a dyslexia specialist can be an important part of the team that makes success possible. Read below to learn more about what a dyslexia specialist does and why it matters with The Dyslexia Resource.
The Dyslexia ResourceWhat is a Dyslexia Specialist?
The summer is a time to relax and recharge. However, parents of dyslexic students may find concerns about how their child will perform after a few months out of the classroom. Don’t worry, that’s totally normal! With just a few proactive steps, parents and kids can enjoy their free time over the summer, while also getting ready for everything that comes with a new school year. Follow these tips to help your dyslexic student get a head start before schools start back in the fall.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips to Help Dyslexic Students Prepare for the New School Year
Parents and teachers may be familiar with some of the more well-known consequences of dyslexia, such as having trouble learning to read or write, but there are also lesser-known effects that can impact students as they learn as well. Children with undiagnosed dyslexia may struggle with confidence if they fall behind their peers in mastering skills like reading and writing. Teachers and parents should be aware of this tendency for dyslexic children to lose confidence in themselves and work to encourage a sense of self-efficacy throughout their time in school. Read below to master some tips on how to help promote confidence in dyslexic learners.
The Dyslexia ResourceHow to Promote Confidence in a Dyslexic Learner
It’s summer and that means it’s time for family vacations, backyard barbecues, and for many students, a break from school. But even if students aren’t in the classroom, there are plenty of ways to encourage young learners to keep up their skills, especially when it comes to reading. Many students may view summer reading as a chore, but children can lose valuable language skills over the summer if they don’t practice reading over the break. For all students and especially dyslexic students, it is essential to continue reading over the summer and developing the reading skills they practice during the school year. Here are some tips that can help inspire summer reading in dyslexic students.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips to Inspire Summer Reading in Dyslexic Students
Every teacher works hard to establish a classroom environment that’s conducive to helping all students learn most effectively. As this is easier said than done, educators must plan and teach intentionally to ensure that students with learning differences feel comfortable in the classroom. Whether you are a teacher learning how to help students with dyslexia or are a parent wondering how to help a child with dyslexia at home, The Dyslexia Resource is here to provide information on some of the best teaching strategies for students with dyslexia.
The Dyslexia ResourceTop Teaching Strategies for Students with Dyslexia