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DYSLEXIA: Best Targeted Interventions to Accelerate Greater Literacy Success (Grades K-6)

Presented by Marcy Eisinger
Outstanding Teacher and Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Students in Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Proven techniques that build decoding skills and support literacy success for all students in grades K - 6 including those with dyslexia
  • The most up-to-date information on dyslexia including practical suggestions for reading and spelling instruction
  • Research-based classroom and intervention strategies for students who have or may have dyslexia
  • Practical suggestions for instructing students based on targeted reading needs including the critical components of successful interventions that can help close the COVID Learning Gap

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you looking for the most effective ways to better help your students who may have dyslexia to be more successful readers and spellers? In this unique seminar, recognized expert on dyslexia Marcy Eisinger will share the most up-to-date information on dyslexia along with a wealth of proven strategies and resources designed to support greater success for students with dyslexia. Marcy will provide you with the most current information on brain research related to reading and dyslexia as well as highly practical ways to accelerate reading and spelling success. You will learn numerous targeted interventions to maximize your teaching time and improve literacy outcomes for your students with dyslexia. You’ll leave the seminar with numerous evidence-based interventions you can use immediately that target your dyslexics students’ specific needs so your students who have or may have dyslexia can experience greater literacy success.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Students with Dyslexia Avoid Reading Difficulty Using Explicit, Multisensory Teaching Techniques
    Learn direct and explicit multisensory teaching techniques you can use immediately to help students with dyslexia
  2. Build Critical Foundational Skills for all Students, Including Those with Dyslexia
    Gain a wealth of strategies for building foundational literacy skills for students with dyslexia, regardless of grade level
  3. Strengthen Brain Pathways to Help Students with Dyslexia Succeed
    Understand how reading develops in both the typical reader’s brain and the dyslexic reader’s brain and learn simple techniques to improve key brain pathways
  4. Learn How to Quickly Select Appropriate Reading Materials for All Students
    Learn simple techniques for matching reading materials to the decoding levels of your students
  5. Design Interventions to Focus on the Most Successful Strategies for Dyslexia
    Save precious teaching time by learning what to focus on for your students your students with dyslexia … Close the COVID Learning Gap by using the most effective strategies for key areas of intervention
  6. Enhance Phonemic Awareness Skills to Strengthen Reading and Spelling Skills for All Students
    Learn why phonemic awareness is integral to successful reading for all and critical for students with dyslexia … Maximize your teaching time by focusing on the most critical phonemic awareness skills
  7. Address and Prevent Low Word Recognition
    Gain research-based instructional techniques that help all students better learn sound-letter associations and patterns critical to the development of strong word recognition skills
  8. Design Reading Instruction Suited to the Specific Reading Needs of Your Students
    Learn a simple process to identify your students’ areas of need and how to successfully group your students for optimized instruction
  9. Understand How to Better Assess Students for Dyslexia
    Learn the critical components needed to screen for dyslexia and simple diagnostic tools you can use in your classroom
  10. Receive a Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook
    Return to your school with an extensive dyslexia digital resource handbook filled with ideas, strategies and step-by-step instructions designed to help you support the reading and spelling success of your students with dyslexia

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • What dyslexia is and what it isn’t
  • The latest information on brain pathways critical to successful reading and spelling and what this means for instruction with dyslexic and struggling readers, whether instruction is inperson or online
  • Outstanding research-based teaching techniques and tools for reinforcing and strengthening your students’ reading and spelling proficiency in grades K-6
  • Simple ways to determine the critical reading needs of students in your classroom and how to group for instruction based on these needs in order to close the COVID Learning Gap
  • How to more easily assess your students’ skills in the most important areas related to reading decoding and spelling
  • How to implement highly successful intervention strategies
  • Specific activities to promote advanced phonemic awareness skills critical for success with all students and especially those with dyslexia
  • How to implement appropriate interventions in an RTI model
  • Dozens of strategies to help students who have or may have dyslexia successfully read and spell, many you can use right away
  • How to more efficiently determine what type of reading instruction benefits different types of readers
  • Proven instructional sequences that build strong reading and spelling skills
  • How to use multisensory instruction to aid in the retrieval of reading and spelling skills

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Every teacher has that one student, or that one moment, that they never forget. The time when you see that a student is bright, but they cannot read or complete a task that is being asked of them. This was my moment when I learned I needed to understand more about teaching reading so I could do better for my students. This is what led to my passion for teaching students with dyslexia.

Students with reading difficulties can be challenging. Have you ever asked, “How do I know what to do? Why is what I am teaching not working? Why is this student not benefitting from this type of instruction? How can I support students with dyslexia, and what is different about teaching them versus the others in my class?”. This session is made to help answer these questions and more! These students can be successful and I am going to teach you how to be successful with these students with some clear take-aways that you can implement immediately.

It is always been my philosophy that it is not just about a program, but the teacher. There are many programs, strategies, and interventions out there, and sometimes there is so much information that it is overwhelming. We are going to dive into the research, explore different resources, tackle your most pressing questions regarding teaching reading to your most difficult students in a way that will maximize your outcomes for students.

I have dedicated my career to students with dyslexia. It is an honor and a pleasure to be able to share with you all that I have learned throughout the years that are scientifically proven and evidence-based. I look forward to our time together sharing with you the many things I know about teaching reading, so that all of your students can be successful.

Can’t wait to see you at the seminar!

Marcy Eisinger

P.S. As an experienced special educator, I understand the unique challenges you face daily in your instruction. This seminar is designed to give you and your students with dyslexia a pathway to greater success!

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Students in Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

  • Practical, research-based teaching techniques and classroom activities for supporting students who have or may have dyslexia
  • Important information on what dyslexia is, what it isn’t, and how to identify children at risk for reading difficulty
  • Information to share with colleagues on reading pathways in the brain and how to build those pathways for literacy success
  • Practical ways to maximize your teaching time
  • Games and activities to reinforce critical reading and spelling skills
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in better supporting the literacy success of students who have or may have dyslexia.

Consultation Available
Marcy Eisinger will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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