Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM MDT
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM MDT

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Hillside School 
7415 Lookout Rd
Longmont, CO 80503

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Rachel Paradis 
Hillside School 

Understanding Dyslexia in the Classroom

Hillside School Professional Development for Educators

This fifteen-hour, two-day course is designed to help educators gain a greater understanding of dyslexia and how it impacts students in the classroom, specifically in the areas of reading and written language.


Course content will address the following three areas:

      What is dyslexia? This module will highlight common indicators of dyslexia at various age-groups, how dyslexia can contribute to student dysregulation, and best practices for teaching dyslexic learners.

      What makes an effective reading intervention program? In this module, participants will learn strategies to improve phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, and reading fluency in classroom instruction, and identify when more intensive intervention is necessary.

      Why is writing so difficult for the dyslexic student? Educators will increase their understanding of the neurological demands of writing and learn techniques and strategies to support struggling writers.

Upon completion of this course, educators will be able to describe the challenges that a dyslexic learner faces in the classroom, understand how a dyslexic student learns best, and implement instructional strategies in reading and writing that will help their students experience greater success.


Lunch provided

Dates: August 1-2, 2019

Times: 8:30 – 4:00

Cost: $300*

This course qualifies for 15 hours in standards III and IV towards the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners professional development requirements.


*Graduate credit available for an additional fee through Adam’s State University