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Dyslexia Your Questions Answered Renee Bernhardt- President International Dyslexia Association, Georgia Branch E. Judith Cohen, Ed.D. -President International Dyslexia Association, Florida Branch

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  • DyslexiaYour Questions


    Renee Bernhardt- President

    International Dyslexia Association, Georgia Branch

    E. Judith Cohen, Ed.D. -President

    International Dyslexia Association, Florida Branch

  • About IDA

    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) was founded in 1949

    Originally called The Orton Society to honor the work of Dr. Samuel Torrey Orton

    IDA serves individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field

    43 branches throughout the U.S. and Canada, and 21 global partners in 19 countries

  • About IDA

    • We believe that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential

    • IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches, and related clinical educational intervention strategies for individuals with dyslexia

    • We support and encourage interdisciplinary research

    • We facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research and evidence-based knowledge

  • International Dyslexia Association

  • What Does That Mean?

    • Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability

    • Results in people having difficulty with specific language skills, particularly reading

    • Usually includes difficulties with spelling, writing, and pronouncing words

    • Affects individuals throughout their lives, however, impact can change

    • Can make it very difficult to succeed in typical academic environment and may require accommodations, and/or extra support services

    International Dyslexia Association

  • Dyslexia Myths

    • Reading backwards

    • It’s a disease that can be cured

    • People with dyslexia are not very intelligent

    • ADHD is common in people with dyslexia

    • If you have dyslexia, you are very creative

  • Signs of Dyslexia

  • Evaluation for Dyslexia Should Include…

    • Family history of dyslexia or reading problems

    • School attendance

    • Interventions and reading instruction

    • Screening data (Easy CBM)

    • RTI Information

    • Tutoring

    • Tests of word recognition

    • Decoding or “word attack” with nonsense words

    • Spelling

    • Automaticity/Fluency

    • Vocabulary

    • Comprehension

    • Rapid Automatic Naming

  • The Simple View of Reading Gough & Tunmer (1986)

  • The “ROPE Model”(Dr. Hollis Scarborough)

  • Structured Literacy Teacher Certification

    • The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)• https://effectivereading.org

    • Exam preparation and application

    • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) • www.dyslexiaida.org

    • Knowledge & Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

    • Reading Rockets• ReadingRockets.org

    • Teaching Reading• Reading 101 Course


  • Mix it up a little: Technology Tools for Reading and Writing

    • Talking spell checkers

    • Text to Speech:• Read Outloud and CoWriter (SOLO)

    • TextHelp-Read&Write Literacy Software

    • Free Natural Reader

    • “Speak” feature in Microsoft Office Tools

    • Google Chrome Extensions

    • Spelling: MS Word spellcheck –Add it to the quick access bar

  • Mix it up a little: Use Technology Tools/Apps to make homework Fun

    • On Line Flash Cards

    • Voice Changer

    • Doodle Buddy

    • Animal Math

    • Sand Draw

    • Cursive Writing

    • Phonics Genius

  • Resources

    • Video clip: Embracing Dyslexia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBIK0XVPbXo

    • What is Structured Literacy? https://dyslexiaida.org/what-is-structured-literacy/

    • Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading

    • https://app.box.com/s/21gdk2k1p3bnagdfz1xy0v98j5ytl1wk

    • Reading Rockets: https://www.readingrockets.org/teaching/reading-basics/phonics


  • Questions?

    • Renee Bernhardt- [email protected]

    • Judith Cohen - [email protected] or [email protected]

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