Dyslexia Amidst the Science of Reading: Access, Equity, and Inclusion

Presented by DeJunne’ Clark Jackson

If a student is struggling to read, then it is up to the collective group of school administrators, teachers, and parents to examine that struggle closer. But what determines that access? Whose affordability results in reading proficiency? What barriers exist? Diversity awareness related to dyslexia and reading instructional practices can be a guide to the answer.

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Session Objectives

  • Participants will analyze foundational reading instruction through the lens of equality and equitable access to education for dyslexic students and their families.
  • Participants will examine and build awareness around diversity and its impact on instructional practices.
  • Participants will discover how to empower all stakeholders of struggling readers with the knowledge essential to becoming well-informed participants in the educational decision-making process.

More about the speaker

Carrie Thomas Beck

DeJunne’ Clark Jackson, among other achievements, is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and nationally credentialed AET Educational Therapist. As a former classroom teacher and school counselor with over a decade in education, DeJunne’ has had the opportunity to work with a myriad of students with general and specific needs. She is most impassioned about the advocacy she’s curated surrounding dyslexia awareness, early identification, and remediation. DeJunne’ is a state leader with the advocacy group Decoding Dyslexia Louisiana, serves as the President of The Reading League Louisiana, and is currently the Vice President of Program Development with the Center for Literacy and Learning. As the founder of Learning Fundamentals Educational Therapy & Consulting, Jackson specializes in training and awareness development for parents, educators, and employers surrounding neurodiversity and equity offering proven cooperative strategies and methods for inclusivity. Her transformative resources help everyday people get the knowledge base needed to affect change. DeJunne’ has been fortunate to spread awareness in a number of podcasts, conferences, and education summits.