Upcoming free webinars from Learning Ally


What Dyslexia Red Flags Look Like for Different Students in Different Grades

Sep 12, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time

by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed. D & Tracy Block-Zaretsky

Dyslexia occurs on a continuum and the red flags in one student might not be the same as the red flags for another student. When these warning signs go undetected, students develop an academic gap that grows as they move from elementary to middle to high school.

In this edWebinar, Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D and Tracy Block-Zaretsky, Co-Founders of the Dyslexia Training Institute, will use case studies to uncover the red flags across different grade levels to illustrate the many ways dyslexia can manifest in different students. By understanding the warning signs, teachers can begin to provide interventions and accommodations that help to close the gap between a student’s decoding capability and their ability to comprehend grade-level content.

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Why Reading Is Like Driving a Car – Automaticity is Critical

Sep 18, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time

by Terrie Noland, Vice President, Educator Initiatives, Learning Ally

Automaticity is necessary in everything we do to move to higher order thinking skills and perform tasks flawlessly. If we cannot easily perform lower-level reading processes such as phonemic awareness, phonics, and decoding with “automaticity,” we will find it more difficult to free up our mental capacity to concentrate on the task. When our cognitive load becomes too intense to comprehend, there is enhanced likelihood that gaps in our learning process will exist—thus affecting reading achievement and feelings of failure.

In this edWebinar, Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, will share information to help understand when gaps in automaticity occur, including:

  • Understanding the purpose for reading
  • Why fluency and automaticity are key components for building capacity in reading
  • Strategies that good readers use and how to help struggling readers learn the same strategies
  • Using technology tools to bridge the gap when there is a gap in automaticity

This session will be of particular benefit to elementary through high school administrators, principals, teachers, and librarians. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

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