Dyslexia 101 for the Classroom Educator

This online five CEU course is offered for FREE for any professional working in a Minnesota school due to the generosity of funders including The Reading Center Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic.
 
For almost 70 years, The Reading Center has trained adults in the Orton-Gillingham approach – an evidence–based strategy to teach struggling readers the skills needed to succeed. OG is multi–sensory, structured, sequential, and involves explicit teaching of language sounds to create phonemic awareness, accurate decoding and automaticity. These strategies are useful in teaching dyslexic students as well as others with insecure reading skills.
 
In 2019 the Minnesota state legislature passed two statutes to help identify and remediate struggling readers in our public schools. The Dyslexia 101 course is a great course for any educator (general education or special education teacher, paraprofessional or administrator) who is new to dyslexia/learning disabilities.
 
Dyslexia 101 is an online informational course designed to provide you with an increased understanding of dyslexia. It will address the following areas:

  • What dyslexia is, including both visual and auditory dyslexia
  • Misconceptions about dyslexia
  • What dyslexia may look like in the classroom
  • Effective reading instruction
  • Classroom accommodations and strategies

Five clock hours are available.
 
Registration Options:
FREE for Minnesota school professionals
$50 for other teachers, parents, etc.

Click here to register.

The Reading Center / Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Rochester, Minnesota. Their Orton-Gillingham Training Institutes and specialized educational services for children and adults having trouble with reading, writing and spelling are accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and approved by the International Dyslexia Association.