SERC's specific learning disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia Initiative supports the professional learning needs of Connecticut educators responsible for teaching students with learning difficulties, family members concerned about their children's success in school, and older students interested in knowing more about their learning strengths and challenges to advocate more effectively for their needs.
SERC's collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has resulted in a comprehensive array of professional learning opportunities for teachers, administrators, student support services professionals (e.g., school psychologists, speech and language pathologists), paraeducators, families, and older students. These learning options encompass training and technical assistance and address the foundations of reading acquisition, reading difficulties and reading disability, identification of SLD/Dyslexia, and evidence-based structured literacy instructional practices.
This document is a companion guide to SERC's SLD/Dyslexia Initiative brochure. It is intended to assist professionals, families, and older students in selecting learning opportunities appropriate for their needs based on:
- topic area(s) of interest;
- prior knowledge and the depth of content (i.e., beginner, intermediate, or advanced);
- the learning format (i.e., online courses/modules vs. person-to-person), and
- required resources (i.e., time commitment, financial).