While PATINS/ICAM cannot endorse a specific organization or training, we are happy to provide information on training opportunities/products which your school may explore in meeting the mandates of IN HB 1108, the Dyslexia Bill. See websites for pricing and details.
Orton-Gillingham Approach to Structured Literacy:
The very first step in addressing the 1 in 5 students with Dyslexia in your school is identifying Dyslexia. The second step is providing instruction that is systematic, explicit, phonetically based, and multisensory. Replicated scientific research conducted at NIH Centers worldwide still promote and rely on reading programs based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Structured Literacy, to help students move steadily to grade level reading, to learn to read well, and to learn to enjoy reading.
Please consider this pdf upcoming opportunity to learn the Orton-Gillingham method, presented by the Indiana Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Please note that the deadline to apply for full and partial scholarships is May 1, 2017.
Kids with Dyslexia are not getting what they need in American public Schools:
A mother and her dyslexic daughter tell their story. On this episode of the Educate podcast, senior correspondent Emily Hanford brings us a preview of the documentary she's working on about why so many kids with dyslexia are not getting what they need from American public schools, and how fixing things for dyslexics could improve reading instruction for all students.
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity is an iDyslexiat resource for educators and parents of children with dyslexia, and for the children themselves, actually. Explore the website for important information and personal testimonials, including these gems included below.
It is important to talk to the dyslexic student about this very prevalent specific learning disability. Knowledge is power. Don’t be afraid to use the “D” word.
Talking With Your Child provides examples for helping your child understand their struggles with reading, and identifying their gifts.
A Dyslexic Student’s Perspective: Which Tablet Features Work Best for Dyslexics? is A comparison of the iPad, KindleFire and Nexus 7, by Brian Meersma, Student and Assistive Technology Blogger.
Early Identification of Children with Dyslexia: “The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen™, for the first time enables schools nationwide and internationally to quickly and reliably screen all kindergarten and first grade students for dyslexia, allowing early support and intervention. The evidence-based assessment, developed by Dr. Sally Shaywitz, is delivered in less than five minutes per student, making it simple for schools to implement and use in the evaluation of early readers. The questions on the assessment, which are based on a longitudinal study conducted by the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, are considered likely predictors of dyslexia in children several years later. The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen™ is extremely economical at 99 cents per student and is now available through Pearson.” The digital manual for administering the screen is $49. The screen is .99 cents per child, designed for Grades K – 1.