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

Presented by Marsha Geller
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 … Practical ideas for in-person and online learning environments
  • 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, Marsha Geller, 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.

Marsha 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 whether instruction is in-person or online
  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 Resource Handbook
    Return to your school with an extensive dyslexia 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 in-person 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 whether instruction is in-person or online
  • 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
  • Simple classroom routines that you can easily incorporate into your current literacy instruction that will solidify reading and spelling skills
  • The most current information on fluency and which types of instruction lead to instant word recognition

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Working with students with dyslexia can be very confusing. How is dyslexia related to other learning disabilities? How do I know if a student has dyslexia? Even if I have students diagnosed with dyslexia, how can I help them become successful readers? I have designed this idea-packed seminar to answer these questions and more. I will share with you the most current cutting-edge brain research on reading and dyslexia so you can better understand what dyslexia is and how your teaching can directly impact your students’ reading development. We will investigate simple tools to assess your students’ reading needs and straightforward techniques to maximize your instructional time.

There are so many programs, interventions and strategies in the marketplace vying for your attention it’s often difficult to know what will work and in what to invest your time. We’ll look at what the research suggests is best-practice and you’ll come away with a better understanding of how to make wise decisions regarding the instructional materials you use. I’ll share with you proven approaches to tackling your most difficult instructional concerns about your dyslexic students; approaches that will benefit not only your students with dyslexia, but all students.

Working with students with dyslexia and their teachers has been my passion and the focus of my career. I have helped dozens of students with dyslexia learn to read successfully and I have taught hundreds of teachers how to successfully teach students with dyslexia. I look forward to sharing with you what I’ve learned about the teaching of reading so all your students, including those with dyslexia, can be more successful.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar.

Marsha Geller

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 dyslexia digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Practical, research-based teaching techniques and classroom activities for supporting students who have or may have dyslexia in-person and online
  • 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.

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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