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Defining Dyslexia: How Elementary Educators Can Help Students Succeed

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Lori Jurjovec, Literacy Specialist, Heggerty

Sponsored by Heggerty

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Unlock the mystery of dyslexia with Lori Jurjovec, a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor and Heggerty Literacy Specialist. In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, join us for an enlightening edWebinar as we delve into the true nature of dyslexia.

Discover what dyslexia really is, dispelling myths and misconceptions that often cloud understanding. Learn how to identify common warning signs and why early intervention is essential for dyslexic learners. Lori will also share practical activities to enhance phonological awareness, a key skill in managing dyslexia. During this informative session, we:

  • Define dyslexia, clarifying its core components
  • Debunk prevalent misconceptions that surround dyslexia
  • Shine a light on the signs that may indicate dyslexia
  • Explore effective activities to boost phonological awareness
  • Address your questions about dyslexia and its support

Empower yourself to make a difference in the lives of dyslexic learners by gaining valuable insights and strategies from Lori. Join us and embrace the opportunity to enhance your understanding and support during Dyslexia Awareness Month.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to elementary teachers and school and district leaders.

Lori Jurjovec

About the Presenter

Lori Jurjovec is an experienced educator and certified Orton-Gillingham instructor who has worked as a classroom teacher and a private tutor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Lori has worked with students at all levels on the dyslexia spectrum, from early learners to illiterate adults. She is driven by her own experience as a classroom teacher who felt ill-prepared to help older students struggling with decoding and fluency and the empowerment of then learning how to help students push past the roadblocks of dyslexia through systematic, explicit instruction that is rooted in science.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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