Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Matt Renaud, Regional Superintendent

Presents

The Neuroscience of Dyslexia: Developing Effective and Practical Interventions

 

Date: October 15, 2021
 
Location: The Rock Church
515 Airport Road
Centralia, IL 62801
 
Time: Registration 8:30 a.m.
Program Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Program Concludes at 3:00 p.m.
Lunch is on your own.
 
Fee: Free for Curriculum Cooperative Members
$125 for Non-Coop and Out-of-District
 
Credit: Five Contact Hours
Presenter: Dr. William DeMeo
 
Description:

Do you suspect there are children with dyslexia in your classroom? Are you looking for new ways to help those struggling students in your classroom? Is dyslexia a mystery to you?

It’s not just an issue of trying harder or paying attention.

In this workshop you will explore how students learn to read and acquire basic skills from a brain-based educational perspective. There will be a discussion on the primary ways in which information is processed and formatted in the brain, as well as the central role of language to expand upon knowledge and retention. Specific cognitive constructs such as working memory skills, executive functioning skills and visual spatial skills will be investigated. 

Current neurological research and information will be applied to dyslexia to help you plan the most effective interventions to support sound/symbol awareness, reading comprehension and executive function. In addition, there will be an emphasis on the essential cognitive components of reading mastery; phonology, decoding, comprehension and fluency.

This dynamic, information-packed workshop will teach you strategies and methods for helping students diagnosed with dyslexia improve academic performance:

  • Strategies to improve academic skills, organization and social interaction.
  • Techniques to teach phonemic/ phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.
  • Simple ways to use technology to enhance traditional learning methods.
  • Games, stories and activities to engage & strengthen performance across modalities.

You will leave this workshop with a comprehensive outlook on Dyslexia, with practical and effective strategies you can use immediately when returning to your school.

Objectives:

  1. Analyze the three types of dyslexia and apply compensatory strategies to each specific type, such as recital, chunking, and mnemonics as they apply to visual and auditory memory.
  2. Determine the executive cognitive functions and interventions that impact processing speed and reading comprehension.
  3. Choose intervention strategies to address visual perceptual, auditory and visual memory deficits to increase reading comprehension, and ability to follow multi-step directions.
 
Register for October 15, 2021
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Clinton County
930 B Fairfax, Carlyle, IL
Phone: 618-594-2432
Fax: 618-594-7192
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clinton County Office Staff

Jefferson County
1710 Broadway,
Mt. Vernon 62864
Phone: 618-244-8040
Fax: 618-241-7868
Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson County Office Staff

Marion County
200 East Schwartz, Salem IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-3885
Fax: 618-548-6598
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 & 1:00 p.m. .to 4:00 p.m. M/W