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Cape Cod Two-Day Seminars

Dyslexia in the Classroom – Cape Cod 2019

This seminar is designed to target educators of all grade levels and will provide participants with an overview of dyslexia. The course will begin with an in-depth examination of the definition of dyslexia and how that definition can help educators understand the latest research, the manifestations in the classroom, and the importance of early identification. Additionally, participants will understand potential comorbid relationships between dyslexia, social-emotional challenges, attention issues, and executive function deficits. The course will conclude with an exploration of the concept of neurodiversity and how it can inform teaching to help support a diverse classroom. Throughout the two days, participants will also learn how to use research-based best practices and differentiated instruction to help support students in their setting.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • describe the causes of reading challenges for individuals with dyslexia
  • understand the neurological research and theory behind dyslexia
  • learn best practice instructional strategies to support students with dyslexia
  • gain awareness of other learning and social-emotional challenges that can exist alongside dyslexia
  • understand the diverse ways brains function through exploring cultural norms related to disabilities

 

LEVEL

This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.

Course Information

Credits
10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 29-30, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm
$300

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kaia Cunningham

Kaia has been at Landmark since 2006. In addition to her work for Outreach, she has been a language arts teacher at Landmark High School. Previously, her roles and responsibilities included assistant director of the preparatory program, academic advisor, and full-time teacher and tutor. Kaia graduated from The College of Santa Fe with her bachelor’s in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

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