School In-Service/ Teacher Training Programs
Dyslexia is not part of the standard curriculum in any of Arizona's teacher training programs. For this reason, in-service and professional development trainings on dyslexia are very important for every Arizona school and teacher. Dyslexia Pros offers informational and training dyslexia seminars that are very helpful for all teachers and administrators.
UPDATE: Arizona passed legislation that mandates dyslexia specific trainings for teachers.
Professional Development Seminars
CEU Credit Available
Dyslexia Pros offers a series of 3 seminars aimed at increasing the professional knowledge base of teachers so they can recognize dyslexia, provide appropriate accommodations, and provide instruction that is explicit, systematic and multi-sensory. The seminar series includes:
1) What is dyslexia?
This introductory seminar examines the science behind dyslexia, how we know what we know about dyslexia, how to spot a student with dyslexia, a dyslexia simulation, common classroom accommodations and teaching techniques, and a question and answer session. Time: 2 hours
2) Reading Intervention Methods
This methods seminar focuses on how to improve reading intervention lessons both in tier 2 and tier 3 level groups. Methods focus on designing systematic, explicit and multi-sensory structured literacy lessons. Sample lessons, practice and discussion time is provided. Time: 3 hours
3) Assistive Technology for Dyslexic Students
This seminar provides information about assistive technology tools centered around iPad apps that help students with dyslexia accessing classroom curriculum more efficiently and effectively, and gain independence both inside and outside the classroom. Text to speech, speech to text, and organizational apps are just some of the tools that are taught in this seminar. Time: 1 hours
We can also create a custom training for the unique needs of your school and students. Contact us today to discuss teacher training options.