In 2017, a dyslexia bill (HB 2202) was passed in Arizona. This bill required the AZ Department of Education to create a dyslexia handbook for educators and parents. Several partners have been collaborating on resources and supports for both educators and parents. In this session, participants learn the definition of dyslexia, how to identify early risk indicators, what administrators and teachers can do to provide early interventions, and information about a pilot project in an AZ district to address teacher training.
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.
READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.
TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine the conditions under which teachers can learn and apply understandings of language and literacy to more effective instruction of “at risk” students.
Disclosure: Mary Wennersten, Kim Rice, and Sandra Laine have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Mary Wennersten is the vice chair of the International Dyslexia Association board of directors. Kim Rice and Sandra Laine have no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Special Education Director,
Kyrene School District
Education Program Specialist,
Arizona Department of Education
M.Ed., Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist,
- ASHA CEU
- Clock Hours
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