Center for Dyslexia Studies Offers Teacher Training for Struggling Readers

Free Introductory Workshop in Multisensory Reading Strategies on January 18, 2011

Teaneck, NJ - FDUs Center for Dyslexia Studies is offering a free introductory workshop for educators interested in learning multisensory reading instruction techniques for struggling readers.  The workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 18, at 4:30pm on FDUs Metropolitan campus in Teaneck, Robison Hall-5th floor.

Additional Teacher Training Opportunities

The Center also offers additional programs for educators interested in how to teach struggling readers. The first of four courses in our nationally accredited program will be offered on FDUs Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck beginning Tuesday, January 25, 2011.

The Spring 2011 course, Multisensory Reading 1, is an introduction to teaching beginning reading, spelling and handwriting (up to fourth-grade level), focusing on the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching basic language skills. Teachers plan, present and evaluate instructional sequences for struggling readers including students with dyslexia. Consists of lecture and supervised practicum in which teachers provide individual Orton-Gillingham-based instruction to students. Also includes group seminars and individual conferences between the teacher and practicum supervisor.

The Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Training course consists of programs tailored for regular classroom teachers and teachers of special education who wish to develop expertise in Orton-Gillingham. Accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), these programs provide teachers with a basic framework within which they can make decisions about adapting instructional sequences in multisensory reading to the specific needs of individual students.

For additional information contact Grace Hottinger at the Center for Dyslexia Studies, 201-692-2816, graceh@fdu.edu

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