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As an educator, one of your jobs is to identify, support, and provide the necessary accommodations for students with dyslexia. In this 15-minute course from Noodle Nook, award-winning educator Ayo Jones shares her experience helping students with dyslexia and how you can incorporate her ideas into your classroom. You’ll learn about the policies, procedural takeaways, and essential teacher practices for helping students with dyslexia thrive.

Don’t Let Your Students With Dyslexia Get Left Behind

Dyslexia might be one of the most misunderstood learning challenges facing our students. While typically thought of as having a hard time learning to read, it is so much more than that. 

Students with dyslexia have real learning challenges and need data-driven support to help them thrive academically and beyond. Early identification of students with dyslexia is a key part of overall student success as well as a federal mandate. 

That’s why it’s important to ensure you understand your responsibilities as a teacher concerning dyslexia identification and best practices as well as what you can do in the classroom.

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a neurobiological specific learning disability that manifests with difficulty in learning to read, write, and spell. In addition, there are several other dyslexia-related disorders that can affect a student’s ability to learn like:

  • Dyscalculia, a severe difficulty in making mathematical calculations
  • Dyspraxia, difficulty in using motor skills
  • Dysgraphia, difficulty in handwriting and fine motor skills
  • Auditory processing disorder, which impacts the ability to filter and interpret sounds
  • Non-verbal learning disability, including difficulties in visual spatial skills, motor skills, and social skills
  • Spelling disability, difficulty noticing, remembering, and recalling sounds of letters 

Dyslexia can affect multiple areas of learning and needs unique strategies to address. Educators who have a solid grasp of the best practices for helping students with dyslexia will be equipped to help them succeed. 

How can I learn more about dyslexia?

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Ayo Jones is an award-winning SPED educator who has spent her career working hard to help educators understand the best special education practices. She created the course Keys to Special Education — Dyslexia to share her experience helping students with dyslexia and how you can incorporate her ideas into your classroom.

In this course from Noodle Nook, Ms. Jones shares the federal policy, local procedures, and teacher best practices behind dyslexia. This session works well for compliance training staff on special education topics and effectively meeting the needs of students with disabilities within the guidelines of the law. No matter what subject you teach, you’ll walk away from this course with actionable strategies. 

In this 15-minute course, you will learn:

  • Disabilities included in dyslexia-related disorders
  • Characteristics of dyslexia
  • How dyslexia can be identified in the classroom
  • Testing supports for students with dyslexia

The course is a part of the KEYS to Special Ed Series which focuses on identifying students with disabilities, delivering essential interventions and supports, and complying with best practices and federal guidelines. This series is an essential part of properly training your staff on special education topics, improving special education servicing on your campus, and meeting state accountability measures.

Help your students with dyslexia thrive

You can make a huge difference in the lives of your students by giving them the support they need. If you’re ready to learn more about this course, Keys to Special Education — Dyslexia, take a look at the course demo today

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