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Creating a Dyslexia Awareness Display: What, Why, and How!

Creating a Dyslexia Awareness Display: What, Why, and How!

Although many schools avoid the word dyslexia, favoring “specific learning disability”, it is important to say the word dyslexia for a few key reasons. Using the word dyslexia helps to build a community of learners with similar difficulties. Saying the word dyslexia carries with it an understanding of the disability and the best practice intervention….

10 Tips for Teaching Closed Syllable Exceptions
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10 Tips for Teaching Closed Syllable Exceptions

While the syllable types explain many spellings and pronunciations in English, we still come across some words that don’t quite work the way we expect them to. One of those is a group of words known as closed syllable exceptions. Let’s talk about teaching closed syllable exceptions! What are closed syllable exceptions? Closed syllable exceptions…

5 Ways the KPS Help Structured Literacy Educators
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5 Ways the KPS Help Structured Literacy Educators

The KPS or Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading were developed by the International Dyslexia Association in 2010 and revised in 2018. They represent a list of skills and knowledge necessary to teach literacy to all learners. The KPS help structured literacy educators in a variety of ways. The KPS are divided into five…

Levels of Certification Through The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)
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Levels of Certification Through The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI)

There are many organizations that offer Orton Gillingham training. In addition, there are trainings in various Orton Gillingham-based programs. It can be difficult for professionals and especially for parents to understand what level of expertise a particular teacher has. The Center for Effective Reading Instruction, or CERI, has created a certification system that clears up…