The Case for Practice

Leta Palmiter
Ed.S., CALT, LDT, Lexercise Therapist, Illuminations Center for Dyslexia

Chad Myers
CEO, Lexercise

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Psychological science has proven that practice is essential for retention and learning. The importance of practice for mastery of literacy skills is well-documented. Dyslexic students are known to require much more practice than typical readers. In this session, participants will engage in a brief, interactive review of the science of practice and then review some case studies that demonstrate these principles as applied to dyslexia intervention.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Name at least 3 science-backed principles of practice, with particular reference to the science of reading and dyslexia.
  • Explain how practice impacts the mastery of decoding and spelling skills.
  • Discuss how to use practice more effectively when treating dyslexic students.

About the Presenters

Leta is a dyslexia therapist with 22 years of experience. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.Ed. in Dyslexia Therapy and has been an Educational Specialist at William Carey University. She is currently a Lexercise Teletherapist and a Doctoral Candidate in Special Education at Vanderbilt University.

Chad has a degree in biomedical engineering from NC State University and an MBA from INSEAD, where he also served as Executive Director of the International Center for Entrepreneurship. He is co-founder and CEO of Lexercise.


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