Dyslexia's Inheritance patterns and the genetic link
The symptoms of mild dyslexia in adults
The classic warning signs in children
Why most dyslexic children don't qualify for special ed
Research-based "best practices" to improve spelling, reading, and writing
Why tutoring alone is not enough -- and much more!!!
Who should attend?
parents who are trying to determine if dyslexia is their child's issue, or who know it is and need to understand all the areas that it will impact, including math and memorization
teachers who don't understand why children who can't master spelling and struggle with reading don't qualify for special education services
reading specialists who need to know how to informally identify which of their struggling readers may have dyslexia -- and what to do to help them
principals who want to start early intervention programs to achieve the goal of No Child Left Behind -- that every student is reading at grade level by the end of third grade
resource specialists who need to know how to close the gap for students who have a learning disability
school psychologists who want to learn to distinguish dyslexia from other learning disabilities
speech language therapists who are often the first specialists to work with dyslexic children because of their difficulty articulating R's and L's, M's and N's, and S, SH and CH
pediatricians who are often asked by parents to test their children for dyslexia
counselors and psychologists who often deal with the lifelong emotional damage that undetected dyslexia and academic failure causes
Susan Barton is trained in seven different Orton-Gillingham-based programs and teaches several graduate-level courses through the University of San Diego.