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No More Slipping Through the Cracks: Identify Dyslexia and Improve Student Success
Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Kathy Futterman, Ed.D, Dyslexia Consultant
Sponsored by Learning Ally
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Most educators know when a student is struggling, but so many students slip through the cracks—especially if they have high IQ and strong coping skills. Are your disengaged students actually dyslexic? Are your students getting by with strong sight word recognition? Do you know how to identify these students who don’t portray the classic signs of dyslexia? October is dyslexia awareness month and now is the time to know the answers to these questions and more!
In this edWebinar, reading expert and dyslexia virtuoso Kathy Futterman, Ed.D. shares key insights on how to successfully support students with dyslexia in elementary and middle school. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of dyslexia, including:
- Identification of students with dyslexia and how it changes from grade to grade
- How districts and administrators can best support student learning, engagement and success
- Key accommodations that lead to successful outcomes
- Best practices and tips to transform schools into empowering environments for dyslexic students
Understand all the ins and outs of empowering students with dyslexia. K-8 administrators, principals, SPED directors, SPED teachers, and librarians are invited to watch this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Kathy Futterman, EdD, is a sought-after consultant in the field of special education, working with California schools, districts, and SELPAs in the development and implementation of instructional programs for students with dyslexia and related disabilities. Dr. Futterman participated in the collaboration efforts that led to the successful passage of California’s newest dyslexia legislation, AB 1369, including providing expert testimony to the CA Senate Appropriations Committee. She is an adjunct faculty member at CSU-East Bay, an educational specialist at Mt. Diablo USD and a dyslexia consultant with Decoding Dyslexia California. Dr. Futterman was also a workgroup member for California’s Department of Education Dyslexia Guidelines.
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Learning Ally is a leading ed-tech, nonprofit proven to transform the lives of struggling readers. We provide access to grade-level content to bridge the gap for students with learning differences who can cognitively comprehend the information but read below grade level. Our high-quality, human-read audiobooks coupled with a suite of teacher resources is a cost effective solution for your school.