Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is International Dyslexia Awareness Month

#UntilEveryoneCanRead  #DyslexiaAroundTheWorld


Learn and help spread the word with the following resources and information.

Social Media Hashtags:  #UntilEveryoneCanRead #DyslexiaAroundTheWorld #DyslexiaAwareness & Colorado specific hashtags:  #edcolo #READingCO

What is Dyslexia?

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”  International Dyslexia Association

Governor Polis has also declared October 2020 for Colorado as Dyslexia Awareness Month  #edcolo #READingCO


Resources

The following are resources for educators and families to support students with reading difficulties including dyslexia.


BVKid – Struggling Readers Symposium

November 17th, 2020, CU Boulder, Register at Symposium

Interested in experiencing dyslexia? Visit Experience Dyslexia Simulation


Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties – New Online Modules Released

Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties is an on-demand eLearning series that was developed by David Kilpatrick, Ph.D., in collaboration with the Specific Learning Disability Specialist in the Exceptional Student Services Unit of the Colorado Department of Education. Content of the webinar series was originally included in the book Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties by Dr. David Kilpatrick.


Christine Schein

Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at Colorado Department of Education
Christine Schein is a Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist with the Colorado Department of Education. She has a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Information Technology and School Library Media. Although her undergraduate degree is in Sociology/Criminal Justice and her work experience spans various business fields, her real passion is students and their future as responsible citizens in the world. She has presented at numerous conferences including ISTE, AASL, CoSN, CASE, and InnEdCo. Christine also has CoSN’s CETL certification.
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