Graduate project

Identification of dyslexic characteristics in elementary students to create appropriate learning strategies for the classroom

This project was developed as a one-day professional development workshop created to educate K-5 teachers, support staff, and administrators about the new California Guidelines for dyslexia and to then empower them to support students with dyslexia in their classrooms. The workshop has three goals: (a) assist staff in defining and identifying dyslexia using the new California Guidelines for dyslexia, (b) support staff in understanding interventions to support students with dyslexic characteristics, and (c) empower staff to integrate classroom strategies that support students with dyslexic characteristics by modifying their existing lesson plans. When school staff members understand dyslexia, can identify it, and provide appropriate interventions, students with dyslexia will get the support they desperately need.