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 the current staffing and scheduling approaches in their respective school context and consider revisions as needed.
Audience: Secondary Level General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Student Support Services Professionals, Directors/Supervisors of Special Education, and Principals