Description: Participants will learn about the role of the brain in reading and dyslexia. Early warning signs as well as critical indicators and core deficits will be presented. We will review special education law with an emphasis on specific learning disability and dyslexia. A discussion of clinical diagnosis versus educational classification, and IEPs versus 504 Plans, will guide participants to consider these nuances in the contexts of schools.
Who should take this Knowledge Block:
K-12 educators and administrators
What you will learn:
How the dyslexic brain differs from a non-dyslexic brain
Early warning signs of dyslexia Pre-K – 2nd grade
Federal Special Education Law: IDEA
IEP vs. 504 Accommodation Plan
PDF of all slides in handout form
Certificate of Completion
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