Real Talk about Dyslexia: The Top 10 Things I Have Learned as a Parent and Educator

Presented by Allison Peck

Activities for early literacy development are presented in six areas: 1) Oral Language, 2) Alphabet Knowledge, 3) Phonological Awareness, 4) Letter-Sound Knowledge, 5) Concepts about Print and 6) Concept of Word in Text. Instruction is integrated and differentiated to show how preschoolers build on the rhythm of language to acquire Phonological Awareness. The activities highlight neglected aspects of teaching orthographic and word knowledge during Emergent reading, especially rhythm in literacy instruction, and Concept of Word in Text (COW-T). The aim is to show how to present early literacy experiences that are developmental, interesting, and sufficiently intense. These activities are supported by recent research in neurology and psychology.

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Session Objectives

  • Educators will have an understanding of the indicators to look for in the classroom for students with dyslexia.
  • Educators will walk away with an understanding of how parents can be a support to the work being done in the classroom.
  • Teachers will hear real and honest feedback from a peer and parent of a child with dyslexia about the realities of school, homework, testing, and the care of these human beings.

More about the speaker

I want to offer my top ten things I have learned from being a parent of a child with dyslexia as well as a special education case manager, resource teacher and reading specialist for students with dyslexia. These are the things that I wish someone had shared with me as my own child was making their journey through school as well as tips to give educators that are working with students that have been diagnosed with a learning disability.