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Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 children* in the general education population. Chances are if you have taught in a mainstream classroom, you’ve taught students with dyslexia. In this course, you will learn what dyslexia is, what it isn't, and what it looks like in the classroom so you can better serve all students in your classroom.
* "Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative” Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Who Should Take It?
- General Ed Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Administrators, Parents, Attorneys, Advocates and others who support students with learning differences.
Why Should You Take It?
Dealing with dyslexia is hard. Through the knowledge and tips conferred in this course, you can impact these students and empower them to find classroom success.
Educator Learning Lab Subject Matter Experts
- G. Emerson Dickman III, Child Advocate and Special Education Attorney and past-president of the International Dyslexia Association
- Georgette Dickman, LD/TC, Orton-Gillingham Therapist-Trainer, and Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University and past-president of the New Jersey Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Special Thanks to Usable Knowledge at Harvard Graduate School of Education
**ADA Accessibility Tip: If you'd like to use text-to-speech, download Read&Write Google Chrome Extension here to read the content aloud as you progress through the course. It's free for educators.**
Emerson Dickman, JD. is an Education Attorney and Child Advocate in New Jersey specializing in the representation of children with disabilities for over 40 years. He is past-President of the International Dyslexia Association and was a founding member of the consensus committee gathered in 1992 to create the legal definition for dyslexia. He speaks about dyslexia on the national and international stage, promoting awareness and advocacy. He, along with his wife Georgette Dickman, won the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2012. He currently practices law in Northern New Jersey and can be found at http://emersondickman.com