Texas Dyslexia Requirements: Evidence-Based Professional Development is Key to Success

 

Regardless of the etiology of reading difficulty, most students can learn to read given appropriate, systematic reading instruction. If we believe our students have the right to learn how to read, then we have the responsibility to know how to teach them. This requires a deep understanding of skilled reading, the ability to read words and make meaning simultaneously. How does the information in the recently updated Texas Dyslexia handbook impact the identification of and instruction for students with dyslexia? What do our teachers need to know to have the greatest impact with all students, including those with dyslexia? What are the requirements for educators who teach students with dyslexia?

Toni Backstrom, national education consultant, shares insight and valuable tips about the new dyslexia instructional requirements and what they mean for your teachers.

This webinar will explore:

  • Guidelines for school districts to follow as they identify and provide services for students with dyslexia
  • Continuing education requirements for educators who teach students with dyslexia
  • How literacy leaders are using evidence-based reading research to proactively transform classroom practice and student outcomes by helping teachers deepen their understanding of literacy instruction to help students who struggle with dyslexia and other reading disorders.
  • How LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) literacy professional development prepares your teachers for the challenging work of literacy instruction for all students, including those with dyslexia Be prepared! Join this helpful webinar as we break down the essentials of what you need to know.

Toni Backstrom

Toni Backstrom, National Education Consultant


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