Counseling & Special Ed


Course No. ED474z, ED574z

According to the Dyslexia Center of Utah, one in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia is the most common of language-based learning disabilities.

This course will introduce you to some practical ways you can help your struggling readers become proficient readers? This class will focus on Sally Shaywitz’s amazing and practical book, Overcoming Dyslexia. This book is guaranteed to change the way you see your students as readers, and it will engage you in a powerful, informative, engaging, and classroom-relevant text. You will learn how to recognize indicators of dyslexia in any age student, the science behind dyslexia research, and give you new tools to help your students become stronger readers.  

The course is PERFECT for teachers to collaborate on their pedagogy and bring about change in their classrooms and is appropriate for grades P-12, including teachers, para-educators, counselors, and other support personnel.

The course text, Overcoming Dyslexia, by Sally Shaywitz, is approximately $13 at Amazon.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Explored and become familiar with how your brain works to read.
  • Explored and become familiar with symptoms of dyslexia.
  • Built background knowledge about effective instructional strategies for teaching reading to all students. 
  • Gained strategies to turn struggling readers into effective readers.  

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