Help and Hope for Dyslexics (and other struggling readers)

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Course Description

Welcome to Hope and Help for Dyslexics and Other Struggling Readers.

Do you, or does someone you care about, have dyslexia?

Perhaps you are trying to figure that out.

Maybe dyslexia has seemed like nothing but a struggle and you could use fresh perspective on dyslexic strengths.

Perhaps you are just starting to learn about options for accommodation and remediation for dyslexia.

Or maybe you have tried a number of things already and are trying to sort through all the remediation options available before sinking more money into expensive therapy with promises that sound too good to be true.

The primary target for this course is parents seeking to help their dyslexic child.

Adult dyslexics, teachers, and tutors will also benefit from this course.

If any of the things I have mentioned above are true for you, then I encourage you to take this course.

In about 2 1/2 hours’ worth of material, I’ll provide an overview of remediation and accommodation options, woven together with my personal history of working with dyslexics over the past 16 years and my experiences with many different programs and approaches to helping dyslexics.

Some of the approaches that I’ll address include:

●The Orton-Gillingham phonics based approaches, which directly address underlying phonological processing weaknesses found in 80-90% of dyslexics.

●The Davis Dyslexia approach, which uses dyslexic strengths in 3D picture thinking to get around this weakness and teaches tools for helping the dyslexic manage their dyslexic brain.

●Other approaches I’ll overview address the underlying developmental and cognitive skills that need to be strengthened in order for the dyslexic to become a more efficient and effective learner.

●Still other recommendations involve accommodations to level the playing field for dyslexics.

In this course, you will also learn:

●what it means to be dyslexic and dysgraphic

●that dyslexics are smart, with differently-wired brains.

●five key reading skills and some strategies to support student growth in each.

●teaching strategies for supporting dyslexics and dysgraphics.

●information about key accommodations to help your dyslexic become the best they can be.

●what comprises an Orton-Gillingham phonics-based approach.

●some of my adaptations to OG to engage the student.

●several options for implementing an OG approach.

●key elements of the Davis Dyslexia Correction program.

●information about several other programs that address underlying developmental and cognitive skill weakness.

I hope these fresh perspectives will encourage you on some of the strengths that are often the flip side of the more familiar dyslexic challenges.

Beth Ellen Nash, the creator of this course, is also the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book, Dyslexia Outside-the-Box.

Who this course is for:

  • The primary audience for this course is parents who would like to better understand dyslexia and the options available for accommodations and remediation.
  • Tutors and teachers seeking to better understand dyslexia and how to help their dyslexic student are also good candidates for this course.
  • Those who are dyslexics themselves can certainly learn a lot from this course, however, my language will be referring to a parent trying to help their child.

Course content

9 sections • 35 lectures • 2h 28m total length