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Friday, July 29 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Unlocking the Full Potential of the Dyslexic Brain - 90 Min.

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This session is based on the book: "They Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the
Dyslexic Brain". The book gives the traditional definition of Dyslexia which focuses on the struggles of
students, but it also gives a more broad definition that focuses on the strengths. The object of this
session is to help teachers identify key strengths and develop strategies utilizing those strengths in the
student's learning. Participants will also be provided a list of accommodations and resources.

Participants will be able to:
  • define dyslexia, and understand the basic differences between the dyslexic and non-dyslexic brains.
  • identify key characteristics of Dyslexia in students.
  • identify the MIND (Material Reasoning, Interconnected Reasoning, Narrative Reasoning, Dynamic Reasoning) strengths, and develop strategies to help them foster these strengths in the classroom to support learning.
  • provide appropriate accommodations for students with Dyslexia
  • locate important resources related to Dyslexia.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Spears

Jennifer Spears

I have been teaching for 10 years, nine in special education. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. I became interested in Dyslexia my first year as a special education teacher as I worked with struggling... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
ACW 134