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Workshops at Your School

Learn how ERI can organize an event for your school or group. Professional Development credit hours are available for this activity. For more information, contact us.

 
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Experience Dyslexia®

Experience Dyslexia® is a learning disabilities simulation that is a hands-on workshop that lets the participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with this language-based learning disability. This simulation provides a lively, thought-provoking activity for teachers, parents, or anyone interested in better understanding the lives of individuals with dyslexia. Participants rotate among learning stations that simulate language-related tasks that may be encountered in the classroom and workplace.

What is Dyslexia?

In addition, the ERI board offers a panel discussion, “What is Dyslexia?” that gives the perspective of various experts including a psychologist, neuropsychologist, an educator, a parent, an educational therapist, and an adult with dyslexia. The information provided includes what dyslexia isn’t (pervasive myths), what it is (characteristics and how they manifest in the classroom), and what red flags to look for at different ages. The panel also discusses early screening, effective intervention methods, advocacy, what to look for in a diagnostic assessment, impact on siblings, and tips for teachers.