IDA-FL’s Monthly Lunch & Learn Webinar Series Starts on April 10!
*More information COMING SOON on upcoming dates, topics, and presenters.
May 8 @ 11 AM
Best Practices in Assessment and Identification of Dyslexia
Presented by Dr. Colleen Crooms, Ph.D, NCSP and Jesse Steif, Ed.S., NCSP
Join school psychologists and IDA-FL board members Dr. Colleen Crooms, Ph.D, NCSP and Jesse Steif, Ed.S., NCSP as they discuss principles of Dyslexia assessment and identification. Topics will include school classification of Dyslexia vs. private diagnosis, specific skills and assessment instruments, the teacher’s role in Dyslexia evaluation, components of an evaluation, and treatment planning.
He has presented numerous workshops for parents, teachers, and administrators on topics including phonological awareness assessment and intervention, the simple view of reading as an instructional framework, anxiety and attention difficulties in children with Dyslexia, and navigating the response to intervention process for parents.
Dyslexia and Structured Literacy: What Every Parent (and Teacher) Should Know
Presented by E. Judith Cohen, Ed.D.
This presentation will focus on the definition of dyslexia, characteristics of children with dyslexia, and strategies that parents (and teachers) can provide to support student learning. The definition and importance of Structured Literacy will be discussed. Resources and websites will be provided.
Dyslexia Awareness Month Gets State and National Recognition
By joining our organization, you will be in the company of the world’s foremost researchers, teachers, professionals, and parents dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and those that support them. Your membership will not only give you exclusive access to this extraordinary community but will also help support Structured Literacy teacher preparation and training required to help thousands of children in the years to come.
It’s an exciting time to be a part of the IDA!
Vision: ALL students in Florida will receive Structured Literacy instruction, provided by effective teachers, who understand the Science of Reading.
Mission: IDA-FL will be the state leader in the awareness and dissemination of current knowledge, research, and resources regarding dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. We will provide guidance, based on the Science of Reading, that informs appropriate assessment, Structured Literacy instruction, and intervention. This information will be available to all stakeholders, including children and adults with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and related professionals.
Dyslexia is a language-based specific learning disability, that is neurobiological in origin. It affects the phonological component of language. Characteristics include difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, spelling, and decoding abilities. Students with dyslexia require Structured Literacy instruction, based on the Science of Reading. Click on What is Dyslexia above for a complete definition and more information.
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