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What You Will Learn

Dyslexia is not a reflection of a student’s intelligence in fact it’s defined as a gap between a student’s ability and achievement. And, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 kids has dyslexia and 80 to 90 percent of kids with learning disabilities have it. Sadly, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, many students go undiagnosed and their struggles in school are attributed to intelligence, level of effort and environmental factors.
In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Amy Thompson will share foundational background information on dyslexia including fascinating facts about how the brain is wired for reading. Participants will discover the many bits of fictional information that is often shared and will leave the webinar with that fiction transformed into facts. Finally, K-12 teachers in all subject areas will familiarize themselves with methods, strategies and interventions appropriate for students with dyslexia in the classroom. 

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Amy Thompson will share foundational background information on dyslexia including fascinating facts about how the brain is wired for reading. Participants will discover the many bits of fictional information that is often shared and will leave the webinar with that fiction transformed into facts. Finally, K-12 teachers in all subject areas will familiarize themselves with methods, strategies and interventions appropriate for students with dyslexia in the classroom. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Dispel common myths or fiction about dyslexia
  • Gain a working knowledge of the brain science surrounding dyslexia.
  • Understand the science of reading.
  • Master new methods, strategies and/or interventions that can be used in any K-12 classroom


You Will Also Receive

The 49.00 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.


Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Amy Thompson, Ph.D. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.


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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.
$295

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

LIVE Single-User
Grade Levels: K-12

LIVE Site License
Grade Levels: K-12

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: K-12

RECORDED DVD
Grade Levels: K-12

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Amy Thompson, Ph.D.
About the Presenter

Dr. Thompson is an assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, with a focus on preparing literacy educators. Special areas of interest include literacy assessment and intervention, dyslexia and multisensory learning as well as supporting dyslexic students with media and technology. Amy earned her Masters in Reading Education form the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of Central Arkansas. She co-authored the book Leave Your Attitude at the Door and provided a chapter for Enabling Literacy and Empowering Learners: Using Digital Portfolios to Support Struggling Readers. She has presented on literacy and dyslexia at conferences around the country.