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Dyslexia, Dysteachia, and How Science of Reading-Based Instruction Is the Answer

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Kimberly Stockton, Senior Education Advisor, Lexia; Octavia Gray-Essex, Senior Education Advisor, Lexia Learning; and Brenda Peters, Director of Assessment and Consultation, ACT Dyslexia Solutions

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Most educators are familiar with dyslexia, the language-based learning disability that impacts 20% of the population. Dysteachia (the mismatch of instruction for students with dyslexia), however, is far less well known and can be far more insidious. Despite its current anonymity, there’s an effective method for correcting dysteachia.

Professional learning grounded in the Science of Reading can help eliminate dysteachia in educators and ensure students with dyslexia get the explicit and systematic instruction they require to successfully achieve literacy. With the support of implementation science, educational leaders can bolster their teachers’ instructional understanding and see positive student outcomes.

In this edWebinar, viewers gain a deeper understanding of dyslexia and how dyslexia and dysteachia intersect, how implementation science and professional learning can improve instruction, and the impact effective instruction can have on students’ literacy success.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

Kimberly Stockton

About the Presenters

Kimberly Stockton joined Lexia Learning in July 2019 with 25 years of education experience. Kimberly began her career as an elementary school teacher in Southern California. She focused on intensive reading intervention in the early primary grades to give all students the gift of literacy. Kimberly became a reading intervention specialist with a focus on implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support across schools and districts. She has a rich professional background that includes professional speaking, coaching, training, and implementing and designing curricula. Kimberly holds a master’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from California State University at Long Beach. She also holds a bachelor’s degree and a multiple subject teaching credential with an emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity.

Octavia Gray-Essex

Octavia Gray-Essex is a literacy advocate skilled in educational leadership, curriculum development, professional learning design, and instructional support around the shifts, principles, and fundamentals of the Science of Reading. She joined Lexia Learning in June of 2023 with 17 years of education experience. In her role as Senior Education Advisor, she continues to employ her passion for removing barriers that impede student achievement by providing subject matter expertise and thought partnership to internal and external stakeholders.

Octavia is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University where she also serves as a K-State College of Education Graduate Teaching Fellow. In this role, she supervises and supports pre-service teachers pursuing their masters and completing their practicum hours. She is also a member of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER), International Literacy Association (ILA), and Texas Association of Literacy Educators (TALE).

Brenda Peters

Brenda Peters, MA, MEd, SAIF, ICALP, is a seasoned educational professional with over two decades of experience specializing in structured literacy and learning disabilities. With an initial background in organizational development at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a master’s degree from Columbia University, Brenda pivoted to education at Rivier University, influenced by her sons’ experiences with dyslexia. Since then, she served as Director of Children’s Dyslexia Centers – Seacoast Learning Center, training over 100 structured literacy practitioners. She served as President of the IDA-NNEA, where she initiated the popular webinar series READ for Parents. Brenda is the Co-founder and Director of Assessment and Consultation at ACT Dyslexia Solutions, where she specializes in diagnostic assessments and consultative services for families and educational institutions. She also contributes to New Hampshire’s State Systematic Improvement Plan for Literacy.

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Lexia®, a Cambium Learning Group company, is the Structured Literacy expert. For nearly 40 years, the company has focused solely on literacy, and today provides science of reading-based solutions for both students and educators. With robust offerings for differentiated instruction, personalized learning, assessment, and professional learning, Lexia helps more learners read, write, and speak with confidence. For more information, visit

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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