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Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia: Using Current Research to Develop Assessment Frameworks and Plan Evidence-Based Instruction that Improves Student Outcomes - East Longmeadow, MA

Location: Bay Path University, 1 Denslow Road, East Longmeadow, MA
(also offered in Concord, MA with a start date of March 7—click for more information)

Dates:
Face to Face Sessions:
Thursday, April 11 from 8:30am-3:00pm
Friday, April 12 from 8:30am-3:00pm
Friday, May 10 from 8:30am-3:00pm

Asynchronous Online Sessions:
6 hours between March 25th and April 11th
15 hours between April 12th and May 10th
6 hours between May 10th and May 27th  

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.

INSTRUCTORS:
Melissa Orkin, Ph.D.
Leandra Elion, M.S., M.Ed.

Collaborating Partnership:
Crafting Minds, The Reading Institute, Bay Path University