International Dyslexia Association
Two Sides of the Same Coin
Our speaker: Judy Fuhrman
The ability to draw conclusions and to make inferences require the same basic mental processes. This webinar discussed the skills and how you can help students to development them. We will provide fun teaching ideas that you can implement tomorrow in your classroom, clinic, or home with very little preparation.
Judy Fuhrman is am a licensed speech-language pathologist with varied therapeutic experience including rehabilitative, clinical, itinerant, and classroom settings. 2019 marks her 32nd year in the field. Her professional focus is on higher order language function and its relationship to literacy. For the past 16 years, she has worked as a Staff Development Specialist in a large urban school district in California.
Our speaker: Nancy Bley, MA, ET/P
As technology has improved, become more accessible and less expensive there are more websites and apps available for teachers to use. Until recently there have been very few good websites and apps to use for math instruction. Math websites and apps still lag behind other academic areas. Increasing math and educational research which often includes practical side that teachers face, are changing the scenery. With this increase there are now more options for mathematics teachers at all levels. By the end of the session it is hoped that participants will be familiar not only with some usable math apps and websites but also with additional apps and websites which often are described for other subjects but can be readily adapted to math instruction.
Nancy Bley, MA, ET/P (retired), is a special education consultant in the West LA area. Previously she was Academic Dean at Park Century School, a small, independent school in Culver City for students with learning disabilities. Currently Nancy works with Hayutin and Associates and also maintains a small private educational therapy practice. Nancy has presented at numerous conferences including IDA, LDAA, BDA and AET. The 5th edition of her book Teaching Mathematics to Children with Learning Disabilities was recently published.
Our speaker: BEN WEISNER
Learn how to develop fluency, support vocabulary, and promote comprehension by combining three powerful, research-based strategies: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. Learn how to meet standards and accelerate the achievement of developing and struggling readers. These effective strategies are demonstrated using Read Naturally’s web-based software program, Read Naturally Live.
BEN WEISNER is Senior Solutions Manager at Read Naturally. He has been involved in product development, customer relations, and training at Read Naturally for over 15 years, and is a regular presenter at conferences and seminars across the country.
Speaker: Cathy Johnson
This workshop, The Science Behind Reading, will highlight how the brain reads. Understanding the science behind reading will help participants understand how the brain learns to read which will glean information how to better help struggling readers. The information will be presented from top cognitive neuroscientists such as John Gabrieli from Harvard, Sally Shaywitz at Yale University and Maryanne Wolf Swho is currently at UCLA. (She is also our keynote speaker in April). Speaking is natural but reading is not. Teachers assume that all children will learn to read if exposed to print. However, this assumption is false. The common myths and misconceptions around how a child learns to read will be reviewed in order to increase the understanding that language and phonological abilities matter more than intellectual abilities.