Location: Bay Path University, 521 Virginia Road, Concord, MA
(also offered in East Longmeadow, MA with a start date of April 11th — click for more information)
Face to Face Sessions:
Thursday, March 7 from 8:30am-3:00pm
Friday, March 8 from 8:30am-3:00pm
Friday, March 29 from 8:30am-3:00pm
Asynchronous Online Sessions:
6 hours between February 18th and March 7th
15 hours between March 8th and March 29th
6 hours between March 29th and April 22nd
Reading, math, and writing are some of the most studied aspects of human learning, but the identification and targeted teaching of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia has been challenging. This course will use an empirically-based framework derived from exciting emerging research in both behavioral sciences and cognitive neuroscience to understand dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. By the end of the 45-hour course, consisting of 3 full day, face-to-face sessions and 27 hours of independently scheduled online work, participants will use knowledge from behavioral and cognitive neuroscience to identify and employ evidence-based solutions to remediate dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia, thereby improving outcomes for affected students and their families. In addition, these three learning profiles will be characterized as manifestations of neuro-diversity and a student’s strengths will be highlighted as an essential consideration in developing effective interventions. (For grades PreK-5)
There will be two sections of the course; one in Concord, MA beginning on March 7th and one in East Longmeadow, MA beginning on April 11th.
This course, at no cost for participants is designed for teachers and administrators currently employed in a Massachusetts public or charter school. Applications will be accepted for educators and administrators at the PreK-5 level. Participants must teach and interact with students who have been identified with or are suspected of having impairments in reading, writing or math.
Melissa Orkin, Ph.D.
Leandra Elion, M.S., M.Ed.