Full course description
This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.
Students with dyslexia make up 5-15% of the school-age population but education has been slow to response to the needs of these individuals. Fortunately, Ohio is heeding the call. Ohio House Bill 436, dubbed “The Dyslexia Bill,” was signed into law in January 2021. Among the mandates in the new law is one that is significant to Ohio teachers: Each district or school will provide multi-sensory structured literacy program professional development for teachers in evidence-based dyslexia screening and intervention practices. Course content includes an examination of the codes in HB436 relevant to dyslexia screening and intervention, a foundation in the understanding of what dyslexia is, an in-depth examination of structured literacy, a working knowledge of dyslexia screening tools, and an introduction to and practice with Structured Literacy®, the recommended approach considered essential for teaching students with dyslexia.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize how essential elements of the federal law and the recent state law that relate to dyslexia instruction/intervention and screening
- Identify the classic characteristics of dyslexia
- Recognize the fundamental principles of Structured Literacy instruction
- Demonstrate familiarity with the components of Structured Literacy instruction
- Recognize the essential components of an effective screening tool
- Implement an effective screening tool
June 2 - July 9
Required Live Sessions:
This course will have asynchronous and synchronous components.
For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course from 9:00am - 10:30am on the following days:
Wednesdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and July 7
*Please log in to the course prior to our synchronous start time to review any course related information.
Dr. Terri Hessler
Summer Institute Course Theme
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