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New PD focuses on dyslexia

By Laura Devaney
March 6th, 2015

Program aims to help K-12 teachers identify students who may have dyslexia and teach these students how to read

dyslexia-readingLiteracy publisher MindPlay has introduced a new professional development program about dyslexia for K-12 teachers and parents.

Understanding Dyslexia is an online program that helps teachers identify students who have dyslexia, a learning disability that affects as much as 10 percent of the population. The program also explains how to help these students learn to read.
Dyslexia is a significant obstacle to student achievement in school. Therefore, nearly 20 states now require that teachers receive specific professional development on the topic.

MindPlay’s Understanding Dyslexia was co-authored by Dr. Nancy Mather, Ph.D., and Barbara J. Wendling, M.A. The program includes modules on definition and description of dyslexia, components of assessment, and effective instruction.
Participants may earn three hours of continuing education credit for successfully completing the course.

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