Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Matt Renaud, Regional Superintendent


The Neuroscience of Dyslexia: Developing Effective and Practical Interventions


Date: June 14, 2023
Location: Kaskaskia College Salem Education Center
1475 West Whittaker Street
Salem, IL 62881
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

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.


  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.
We strive to bring our educators excellent presenters and of course that comes with a cost. When our teachers register to attend a workshop, we expect them to honor their intention to participate. As we move forward, there will be a charge of $125 for participants who register, but do not attend.
Register for June 14, 2023
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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.

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.

Marion County
1475 West Whittaker Street, Salem IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-3885
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.