Dyslexia 101: Clarifying the facts and Dispelling the myths
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Webinar Date: Apr 05, 2016
Presenter: Karen Kruger
When most people are asked “What is dyslexia?” the typical response is “Isn’t that when you reverse your letters and numbers?” It’s a common misconception and one that we will address in this webinar. We will consider what dyslexia is and what it isn’t and what are some of the remarkable strengths that may accompany this language based learning difference. We’ll also describe some of the latest research on dyslexia and see what are effective interventions and accommodations.
Karen Kruger, MS, is the Director of Curriculum & Professional Development at the Charles Armstrong School in California, a school that serves children with language based learning disabilities. Prior to that position, Ms. Kruger was the Director of Education at Hidden Sparks, and served as Hidden Sparks’ Internal Coach Program school- based mentor, a regional facilitator, and the lead trainer for Title funded workshops. Ms. Kruger also served as a field facilitator and course instructor for Schools Attuned, teaching courses offered by All Kinds of Minds, developed curricula for workshops, and mentored and supervised teachers in grades K-12. A former adjunct professor at Bank Street College of Education, where she received her Master’s degree, Ms. Kruger has taught in elementary and middle schools.