This session presents one districts journey to develop and implement valid research-based screening tools to identify at-risk readers; provide appropriate interventions, such as structured language skills based on student needs, and compliance with state dyslexia laws. Discussion points: committee responsibilities, procedures for screening, review of results, implementing research-based practices and interventions to support student growth, and future considerations. Participants take away a blueprint of one districts success to contemplate when designing their districts initiatives.
ADVOCACY AND LEGISLATION: Understand the laws and interpretations under various legislative motions and learn ways to implement advocacy efforts locally or at the state level.
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.
MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.
Disclosure: Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin sells her resources through a third-party teacher resource website; one of these resources may discussed during the session. Donna Salimando and Elizabeth Smith have no relevant financial relationship to disclose. Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin, Donna Salimando, and Elizabeth Smith have not relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.