Dyslexia in the General Ed Classroom

taught by G. Emerson Dickman III, Esq. & Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C

Course description

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
  • Georgette Dickman, LD/TC, Orton-Gillingham Therapist-Trainer, and Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Special Thanks to Usable Knowledge at Harvard Graduate School of Education


G. Emerson Dickman III, Esq. & Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C
G. Emerson Dickman III, Esq. & Georgette Dickman, MA LDT/C
Subject Matter Experts

G. Emerson Dickman III, Esq. 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://dickmanalliance.com/

Georgette Dickman, MA, NJ Certified LDT/C, Orton-Gillingham Therapist Trainer and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Dyslexia Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the director of the Children's Dyslexia Center in Tenafly, New Jersey and was past-president of NJ branch of the International Dyslexia Association.

Course Curriculum

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Reviews (1)

Great for elementary classroom teachers

by Kristen Koeller
This is a great overview of dyslexia for elementary teachers. If you are a teacher and you have wondered what dyslexia is and how to help dyslexic students in your classroom, this series is worth every minute of your time -- and it's only 35 minutes!

Great for elementary classroom teachers

by Kristen Koeller
This is a great overview of dyslexia for elementary teachers. If you are a teacher and you have wondered what dyslexia is and how to help dyslexic students in your classroom, this series is worth every minute of your time -- and it's only 35 minutes!