Make Your Classroom a Safe-Zone for Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)!
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia are separate learning differences that make learning challenging, stressful and overwhelming instead of successful and fun! The ICAM team has created a fact sheet to acquaint you with these Specific Learning Disabilities. This fact sheet includes classroom supports which you can implement immediately.
While PATINS/ICAM does not endorse a specific product or commercial training, we are eager to provide information on training opportunities/products which your school may explore in light of IN SB 217, the new Dyslexia Bill. We will update this page when opportunities become available.
Free Online Dyslexia Summit - Recorded Webinars Available
Dyslexia Q&A: Expert Panel Discussion, Santell Berrett, MA
Don't Stop the Learning: Assistive Technology in the Classroom, Eric Price, M.ED
Essentials for Supporting a Child with Dyslexia, Dr. Richard Selznick
Additional Resources for Educators & Students:
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity: The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity is a resource for educators and parents of children with dyslexia, and for the children themselves, actually. Explore the website for important information and personal testimonials, including these gems, included below.
It is important to talk to the dyslexic student about this very prevalent specific learning disability. Knowledge is power. Don’t be afraid to use the “D” word.
Talking With Your Child provides examples for helping your child understand their struggles with reading and identifying their gifts.
A Dyslexic Student’s Perspective: Which Tablet Features Work Best for Dyslexics? is a comparison of the iPad, KindleFire and Nexus 7, by Brian Meersma, Student and Assistive Technology Blogger.
Early Identification of Children with Dyslexia: “The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen™, for the first time, enables schools nationwide and internationally to quickly and reliably screen all kindergarten and first grade students for dyslexia, allowing early support and intervention. The evidence-based assessment, developed by Dr. Sally Shaywitz, is delivered in less than five minutes per student, making it simple for schools to implement and use in the evaluation of early readers. The questions on the assessment, which are based on a longitudinal study conducted by the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, are considered likely predictors of dyslexia in children several years later. The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen™ is extremely economical at 99 cents per student and is now available through Pearson.” The digital manual for administering the screen is $49. The screen is .99 cents per child, designed for Grades K – 1. A mother and her dyslexic daughter tell their story. On this episode of the Educate podcast, senior correspondent Emily Hanford brings us a preview of the documentary she's working on about why so many kids with dyslexia are not getting what they need from American public schools, and how fixing things for dyslexics could improve reading instruction for all students.
Dyslexia Help Success Starts Here - University of Michigan
Too Much Homework for Dyslexic Students - Dyslexic Advantage
Learning & Attention Issues - Understood.org
OG Card Deck - Developed for Mayerson Academy's accredited Orton-Gillingham training programs now offered online, this simple and effective Orton-Gillingham electronic card deck enhances understanding of over 80 common grapheme-phoneme correspondences that form the building blocks for reading and spelling. Each grapheme card offers the multisensory experience of hearing the corresponding phoneme and key word, watching a video clip showing articulation of the phoneme, and the opportunity to practice the phoneme with a voice recording/playback option. Free App!