What is Dyslexia and How Can I Help My Students?
What is Dyslexia and how can I meet dyslexic students’ needs in a general classroom? This course will provide a big picture overview and practical approach to the understanding the challenges and strengths of dyslexic students. Students taking this course will identify questions and topics of interest to them and learn about helpful tools and strategies.
Students have 1 year to access the course, take quizzes, and turn in short answer written assignments. The course consists of 10 modules which may be completed in an average of 10 weeks.
Instructor: Dr. Fernette Eide. Dr. Eide trained at Harvard Radcliffe College and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Together with her husband, Dr. Brock Eide, she founded the Eide Neurolearning Clinic, authored The Mislabeled Child and The Dyslexic Advantage and a 501(c)3 non-profit charity of the same name. She is an international authority on dyslexia. The planned opening for this course is November 1, 2019. The course for graduate student credit is already open at Seattle Pacific University HERE (EDCT 5776).
- Big Picture of Dyslexia and MIND Strengths
- What Does Dyslexia Look Like?
- What Does Good Intensive Remediation Look Like?
- Print and Ear Reading in the General Classroom (includes Progress Monitoring)
- Easy Does It – Working Memory, Homework, tests
- Overcoming the Writing Wall
- Learning to Love Writing
- Memory Secrets Including Spelling
- Gifted Students and English Language Learners
- Social and Emotional Issues and Course Wrap Up
Dyslexic Advantage is an Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction approved clock hour provider. Courses are not eligible for Financial Aid.
Successful completion of the course will result in Washington teacher clock hours (30). If you are a teacher outside Washington state, check with your district to see whether the course could be applied to your continuing education and / or salary credits. For your convenience, you can download a request for approval HERE.
If you are seeking graduate credits, we recommend taking this course through our partner at Seattle Pacific University HERE. The course is EDCT 5776-591