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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T20 - Creating an Instructional System That Meets the Needs of the Dyslexic Student

Nov 9, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 9, 2017 3:00pm

Standard: $20.00


There are systemic structures and instructional practices, which must be implemented in order to effectively meet the needs of the dyslexic student in the school setting. This presentation provides the specifics of Liberty Bell Elementary School's successful system for teaching struggling readers and helping them achieve success. An overview of the system, as well as details on its research-based creation will be provided. Attendees will leave the session with a format that can be replicated in their own school.

Learning Outcomes:

  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine critical issues regarding the involvement of teachers in the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI).
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine ways to integrate and review phonics, spelling and vocabulary through daily activities in the classroom.
  • ASSESSMENT: Examine issues related to the assessment of dyslexia and how assessment results can inform the selection of academic interventions.
  • ASSESSMENT: Examine language/learning assessment process and practices for students with learning disabilities/dyslexia.
  • ASSESSMENT: Recognize the critical roles of parents and early educators in the recognition of early signs of language learning difficulties in young children and identify potential strategies and approaches to respond.

Disclosure: Janet Miltenberg and Samuel Hafner have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Samuel Hafner, M.Ed., Principal, Liberty Bell Elementary School, Southern Lehigh School District
  • Janet Miltenberger, M.Ed., Reading Specialist, Liberty Bell Elementary School, Southern Lehigh School District

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