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Demystifying Dyslexia: Where Do We Go From Here?

California legislation (AB1369, fall 2015) set in motion new steps for how California educators will handle the reading disability called dyslexia. AB1369 changed California’s eligibility criteria for Specific Learning Disability (SLD) to include “phonological processing” in the description of basic psychological processes considered. A work group developed program guidelines, published online in August 2017, in time for implementation during the 2017-18 school year. This workshop addresses these changes in practical terms.

Participants will learn:

  • The California-adopted definition of dyslexia.
  • How to determine if a student is “at risk” for dyslexia (screening).
  • How to design interventions to address the student’s needs.
  • Tests and procedures for assessing dyslexia.
  • Ways to discuss dyslexia with parents and colleagues.

Special Instructions:

Participants may bring anonymous student profiles for discussion, if desired.

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There will be no refunds; however, substitutions are always welcome.

    When Thursday, September 28, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location SCOE, Oak Rooms D-E
    Presenter Laura Denton
    Cost $40.00
    Audience General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, Administrators, School Psychologists .
    Attendance is limited to current employees of Sonoma County SELPA or Sonoma County Charter SELPA member districts and agencies.
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, (707) 524-2752,
    Questions Suzanne Tribbey, (707) 524-2758,

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