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Dyslexia, Reading Disorders, and Specific Learning Disabilities (Grades K-12 and adult)

Workshop Full—Registration Closed!

Date: May 10, 2019
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (Workshop begins promptly at 8:30am)
Location: Bay Path University, 1 Denslow Road, East Longmeadow, MA

This training will provide:
• the definition, symptoms, and prevalence of dyslexia, a specific language-based learning disability, and reading disorders; 
• the federal special education law, IDEIA 2004, and its criteria for identification and remediation of diagnosed specific learning disabilities including dyslexia;
• an opportunity to research state special education regulations concerning specific learning disabilities and dyslexia; 
• a discussion of the new DSM-5 with information about specific learning disorders;
• the role of phonemic awareness, phonological memory, rapid automatic naming, phonics mastery, decoding, fluency, comprehension, spelling, writing, and language development in literacy development;
• the importance of providing both remediation/specially designed instruction and accommodations for students with specific learning disabilities including dyslexia; 
• information about how to use a component model for assessment of dyslexia and reading disorders; 
• a discussion of how to write clear, measurable goals and objectives for remediation - linking assessment and instruction;
• review of case studies including elementary, middle school, high school, and college-age students and adults with diagnosed dyslexia or specific learning disabilities; 
• professional and ethical guidelines governing the use of standardized assessment measures

Who Should Attend?
Classroom teachers, Content Area Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title l Teachers, SPED Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Literacy Coaches, Psychologists, and Administrators who are interested in the diagnosis and remediation of dyslexia, a specific language-based learning disability.

Important Information:

$75.00. Workshop includes: AM break refreshments lunch, handouts and book. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

7 Professional Development Points

Basic Facts About Assessment of Dyslexia: Testing for Teaching (2014), Susan C. Lowell, Rebecca H. Felton, and Pamela E. Hook, Baltimore, MD: The International Dyslexia Association. ($18 value)

Register Early - Limited Enrollment

Bay Path University
1 Denslow Road
East Longmeadow, MA

April 24, 2019

Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T.

Cancellation 10 days prior to the training: refund minus $25 service charge. Cancellation within 10 days of training: no refund.

Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T., a Fulbright Professor, directs Reading and Literacy Clinic in New Hartford, CT, specializing in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disorders and providing educational evaluations, consultations, and advocacy. Ms. Lowell is a Bay Path University adjunct professor in the graduate program, Reading and Literacy Instruction. Ms. Lowell served as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and President of The North Carolina Branch of IDA. Ms. Lowell served on a research project at Duke University as a reading and literacy consultant and was appointed to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine as a Clinical Educational Diagnostician. Ms. Lowell served as an Associate to the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children of the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State, working as a reading consultant for the international schools. Ms. Lowell is a published author and an internationally recognized expert on specific learning disabilities including dyslexia. She has been a keynote speaker, symposium chair, and invited speaker at international and national conferences.