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Schools need to have systems and structures in place that provide structured literacy instruction for all students, screen children for the development of essential literacy skills and, when needed, assess them at a more in-depth level to identify the presence of a disability, including SLD/Dyslexia. This 6.5-hour self-paced online course illustrates these systems and structures at an early elementary level. The course uses a case-study comprehensive approach to understanding reading difficulties, supporting literacy development via tiers of general education support, and appropriately identifying students with SLD/Dyslexia by applying Connecticut’s 2010 Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities. Participants completing this online professional learning opportunity will: analyze literacy data, determining the type(s) and intensity of intervention needed, and monitor student progress;…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Online
  • Event Date(s) Ongoing, Online course
  • Time n/a
The data derived from universal reading screening assessments administered to students in kindergarten through grade 3 can provide school teams with valuable information about the students’ phonological processing abilities. The schools can use the data to create instructional approaches for the students’ unique learning needs. This archived webinar, featuring Dr. Margie Gillis, explores different patterns of reading difficulty based on screening data derived from the curriculum-based assessments in Connecticut’s Approved Menu of Research-based Grades K-3 Universal Screening Reading Assessments. Dr. Gillis also provides guidance regarding informal diagnostic assessments that could be used to examine component reading skills in more depth, including an assessment decision tree. Additionally, she presents an overview of Tier 2 structured literacy instruction methods that support reading…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Literacy, Dyslexia
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Online
  • Event Date(s) 9/1/2017
  • Time 8:00 AM
This archived online webinar on Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia is presented by educational leaders who served as members of Connecticut’s SLD/Dyslexia Workgroup. The webinar traces the Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) response to the SLD/Dyslexia legislation, explores issues related to the identification of students with SLD/Dyslexia, and presents an overview of evidence-based practices for structured literacy instruction. It also offers a systematic method for school teams to conduct special education file reviews to examine students’ progress toward reading goals. Connecticut educators and families who engage in this webinar will experience recorded presentations and question-and-answer segments. Participants completing the webinar will be able to: summarize Connecticut’s definition of SLD/Dyslexia; identify foundational reading assessment and instructional practices; and apply a process…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Single Day
  • Event Date(s) 9/1/2017
  • Time 12:00 AM
School teams face multiple challenges in meeting the learning needs of secondary level students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia. This archived webinar focuses on the specialized reading and writing instruction these students require and a range of low-to-high assistive technology (AT) that supports their access to general education standards. In addition, the webinar explores strategies for motivating older students with SLD/Dyslexia and the structures of secondary education, including staffing and scheduling solutions unique to middle and high school programs. Participants completing this professional learning opportunity will be able to: summarize essential evidence-based structured literacy practices appropriate for older students with SLD/Dyslexia; define accommodations and cite assistive technology reading, writing, and notetaking options appropriate for different types of learners; and examine…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia
  • Type of Event Single Day, Online
  • Event Date(s) 9/1/2017
  • Time 12:00 AM
This advanced-level 12-hour professional learning opportunity is a comprehensive series of web-based learning modules that address the foundations of reading acquisition, identification of SLD/Dyslexia, and evidence-based instructional practices. It is intended for educators with a broad understanding of SLD/Dyslexia (including general and special education teachers, student support services professionals, literacy specialists, and administrators) who are seeking to expand their knowledge base by examining seminal research and applying it to changes in their work with students. In this training, Connecticut content experts and educational leaders synthesize research on reading and language development, subtypes of reading difficulties, implementation of core literacy instruction, assessment of SLD/Dyslexia, and the components of structured literacy instruction, including spelling and written expression. Each content-based module is followed…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Online
  • Event Date(s) Ongoing, On-demand course
  • Time n/a
The literacy skills needed for success at the secondary level are complex and embedded in content subjects. The challenge for educators working with students with SLD/Dyslexia is to provide explicit structured literacy instruction, maintain the student’s access to general education content, and support their motivation to read and write. In this 2¼-hour online video learning course, Dr. Margie Gillis reviews the components of comprehensive literacy instruction and the underlying phonological processing deficits that impact reading achievement. Within this framework, she discusses setting priorities for older students with SLD/Dyslexia and providing evidence-based instructional approaches most effective for his population of students. Participants completing this online course will be able to: summarize the structured literacy instruction that secondary students with SLD/Dyslexia need…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Online
  • Event Date(s) Ongoing, On-demand course
  • Time n/a
In this two-hour online learning module, Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling describes the educational profile of a Connecticut public school student identified with SLD/Dyslexia. She reviews family and educator concerns, assessment data, and team decision making, following the student’s trajectory of learning to read in the early elementary grades through high school transition. Participants completing this professional learning opportunity will be able to: summarize the evolution of an individual student’s educational experience from a reading difficulty to a specific learning disability (SLD) to SLD/Dyslexia based on academic data, team decision making, and implementation of Connecticut’s Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities (2010); and describe the components of this student’s specialized education and the impact of her individualized program on closing her…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Online
  • Event Date(s) Ongoing, On-demand course
  • Time n/a
Schools can be challenged to meet the needs of students who are Gifted and Talented and who may also have a specific learning disability (SLD), including Dyslexia, that impacts their success in school. Many Gifted-SLD students are not identified until later in their educational career, which can affect their academic progress and self-concept. This awareness-level one-hour online module will discuss how to identify students who are Gifted-SLD in the context of Connecticut’s 2010 Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities. Specifically, it will show how to use data from curriculum-based assessments as well as standardized measures of cognitive and reading ability when identifying students in this group. Participants completing this online module will be able to summarize the characteristics of…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Online
  • Event Date(s) Ongoing, On-demand course
  • Time n/a
English learners (ELs) and students learning English as a second language need to simultaneously acquire interpersonal communication skills and respond to the demanding oral language requirements of academic language involved in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This awareness-level online learning module will explore the factors related to distinguishing between below-level linguistic proficiency and a disability, including SLD/Dyslexia, to ensure that an appropriate determination has been made and to provide the student with an effective instructional plan. Participants completing this online module will be able to: describe the factors that contribute to an EL’s difficulty meeting general education literacy standards; summarize the learning skills that transfer across languages; and outline the types of reading instruction that are most effective for ELs…Read more...

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  • Event Topic Dyslexia, Special Education
  • Month On Demand
  • Type of Event Online
  • Event Date(s) Ongoing, on-demand course
  • Time n/a