Reading and comprehending text employs working memory, the brains system for storing and managing information. In this workshop, we discuss the research linking dyslexia and working memory deficits and present proven strategies to improve working memory simultaneously with all levels of phonics instruction. Participants learn engaging multisensory activities to use with students of any age to boost working memory and pave the way to fluent reading. We demonstrate methods of scaffolding instruction so both teachers and students feel successful. Techniques support OG/MSL teaching.
HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Identify effective practices and strategies for written language.
MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.
MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine the role of vocabulary acquisition and ability in listening and reading comprehension, and in speaking and writing.
READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.
Disclosure: Jennifer Hasser has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.