Dyslexia: Our Journey and What Worked for Us

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Dyslexia: Our Journey and What Worked for Us

  1. 1. Dyslexia: Our Journey and What Worked for Us <ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Darla and Kaila Hatton </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>The Family Café </li></ul><ul><li>10 th Anniversary Conference </li></ul><ul><li>June 14, 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who Am I? <ul><li>Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Family History </li></ul><ul><li>Early Reading Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Info Overload </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needle Haystack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shorten Learning Curve </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Parents/Educators Handout: What are the signs to look for?
  4. 4. Define Dyslexia <ul><li>Greek Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Neurobiologic </li></ul><ul><li>fMRI / Autopsies </li></ul><ul><li>Effects/Affects </li></ul><ul><li>Related Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Each Person Different </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul>
  5. 5. Didn’t Overcome Dyslexia <ul><li>Using Rich Language / Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Success </li></ul><ul><li>Other Tutoring not OG Based </li></ul><ul><li>Hooked on Phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Married to Particular Product or Program </li></ul>
  6. 6. Myths <ul><li>Doesn’t Exist / Discourage Using Dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>Identify By Writing Letters Backwards </li></ul><ul><li>Dev. Delay / Can’t Identify 3 rd Grade </li></ul><ul><li>School Will Identify – SLD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need Qualified Diagnosis </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. More Myths <ul><li>Child with Dyslexia will qualify for IEP </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers / Resource Specialist / </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatricians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t Assume Trained in LD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May Not Be Able to Direct You </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Silent Reading Works </li></ul>
  8. 8. Good News Ninety percent (90%) of children with reading difficulties will achieve grade level in reading if they receive help by the first grade.” www.schwablearning.org/articles.aspx?r=349 “ Is it a Reading Disorder or Developmental Delay”, by Susan Hall
  9. 9. Sobering News If help is given in fourth grade, rather than in late kindergarten, it takes four times as long to improve the same skills by the same amount. www.schwablearning.org/articles.aspx?r=349 “ Is it a Reading Disorder or Developmental Delay”, by Susan Hall
  10. 10. The Potential
  11. 11. Pre-K Screening Resource <ul><li>Get Ready to Read </li></ul><ul><li> www.getreadytoread.org </li></ul>
  12. 12. Adult Screening Resources <ul><li>Washington State Screening Tool (Learning Needs Screening) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ncwd-youth.info/assets/guides/assessment/sample_forms/learning_needs_screening_tool_word.doc </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.onestops.info/pdf/LearningNeedsTool.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Empire State Screening Tool </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.ldaofwny.org/ess_screening.htm </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ Dyslexia is a weakness in a sea of strengths.” Sally Shaywitz, M.D. “ The strengths are as important to find and address as the deficits….All too often we focus on the deficit and not the asset, and we really need to focus on that as well.“ E. Emmerson Dickman, J.D., President of IDA
  14. 14. Future Therapy Dogs
  15. 15. Web Sites <ul><li>Bright Solutions for Dyslexia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.brightsolutions.us </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SchwabLearning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.schwablearning.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LD Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ldonline.org </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Additional Web Sites <ul><li>Misunderstood Minds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Dyslexia Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.interdys.org </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Additional Web Sites <ul><li>National Center for Learning Disabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ncld.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RTI Action Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rtinetwork.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.greatschools.net </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Recommended Must Reads
  19. 19. Handouts <ul><li>Warning Signs of Dyslexia </li></ul><ul><li>IDAs printouts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dyslexia Basics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multisensory Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orton-Gillingham-Based and/or Multi- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensory Structured Language Approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Playing Hearts Not Poker </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Questionnaire </li></ul>
  20. 20. Reading Components <ul><li>Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul>
  21. 21. What Worked <ul><li>Multisensory (OG and LIPS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three senses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systematic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct / Explicit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnostic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthetic </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What Worked For Us <ul><li>Closed Caption TV </li></ul><ul><li>Help Child Realize/Develop Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Self Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Technology / Accommodations </li></ul>
  23. 23. Florida AT Resources <ul><li>Assistive Technology Industry Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.atia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FETC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.fetc.org </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Additional Resouces <ul><li>Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.rfbd.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bookshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bookshare.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FCRR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.fcrr.org </li></ul></ul>

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