Dyslexia is the most common type of specific learning disability affecting 10-15% of the total population; In the US, approximately 1 in 5 students are coded with specific learning disability (SLD), many whom experience challenges in the area(s) of comprehension, oral expression, written expression, and/or basic reading skills (NCES, 2015). With so many individuals experiencing dyslexia, it is critical that educators & service providers acknowledge Dyslexia and provide research-based interventions to support students in accessing curriculum and instruction. Learn how to develop goals, choose appropriate accommodations, provide supportive assistive technology and specific literacy instruction to support access and success in education. Interventions designed to close achievement gaps by providing well-researched programming that is explicit, systematic, and multisensory in nature, combined with assistive technologies to foster literacy, independence, and access to educational materials. Embedding these interventions and AT tools into the curriculum will personalize learning and ensure access to language, literacy, and learning opportunities for all students, including in a UDL environment. Demonstrations of innovative assistive technologies, literacy strategies and lesson planning will be provided, as well as the opportunity for the participant’s to ask questions and access to an extensive AT tools matrix. The assistive technology demonstrations will include Google Chrome extensions (Laptop, Chromebook), iOS apps and built in accessibility features (iPad, iPhone), and web-based resources, including several free and low cost options for students and adults! REGISTER!
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Earn CEU's! Live Virtual Seminar-AT for All: Essential Tools to Support All Learners in Remote, Live Classroom, and Hybrid Settings-Join Diana Petschauer & Laurie McIntosh from ATforED on 5/13/21, 8am-4pm for an engaging, hands-on, full day workshop! Gain knowledge & access to an incredible number of resources and tools for the ultimate and essential AT Toolkit! Support ALL learners, with and without disabilities, using free & low-cost assistive technologies and Ed Tech tools. Empower your learners to gain confidence, independence, and motivation in remote, classroom and hybrid learning for greater success. These tools also support educators, related therapists, parents, paras, admins and others! Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focused on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners on any device. We will apply specific focus to Google, Apple, and Microsoft assistive technologies, Ed Tech tools, and accessibility. These tools can support students in accessing the curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, research and study skills, note-taking, literacy and math support, executive function (organization, time management, focus and attention, motivation, planning and prioritizing), transition to college or work, working with Accessible Educational Materials, Social Emotional Support/ Well-Being, Healthy Browsing, and more. While this workshop will focus on the significant support available for learners who have Dyslexia or other LD, are blind or low vision, ADHD, or have a physical, cognitive, or sensory disability, these tools can support ALL learners both in strength and skill building and in supporting challenges, especially during remote and hybrid learning. Expect interactive demonstrations, fun group activities, reflect and connect opportunities, and engaging presentations with hands-on learning. Whether you are remote, in the classroom, or a combination of both, these are the BEST tools and resources to support learners and educators for ALL Learning environments. Follow along with your own device for hands-on learning-laptops (Windows PC or Mac), Chromebook and iPad. NO matter what the next school year brings, you will be prepared and ready with your new knowledge and skills and Essential AT toolkit!Brought to You by: Rehab Seminars: General & Special Education Conferences: Register for Our May Conference Workshop!More Information: www.rehabseminars.org/may-13-2021/may-course-8 ... See MoreSee Less
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"Came across this picture of me as a boy - it sums up my experience with dyslexia at school. Here’s my message for children with #dyslexia: virg.in/ZsPE -Richard Branson" ..."Don’t be discouraged. Dyslexia is just a different way of seeing the world, a different way of processing information, and a different way of coming up with great ideas. And many of you will discover that it’s actually a superpower that can take you to great heights. That’s a message we should all get behind, because research from EY found that dyslexics have exactly the thinking skills the World Economic Forum say are needed for the future..."Came across this picture of me as a boy - it sums up my experience with dyslexia at school. Here’s my message for children with #dyslexia: virg.in/ZsPE Made By Dyslexia ... See MoreSee Less