Decoding Dyslexia Rhode Island

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COVID-19 and Dyslexia

Parents and teachers are both adjusting to an unprecedented experience in education. It is extremely important to work as a team to meet the needs of students with special needs, now more than ever. As schools try and navigate distance learning and video conferencing, it is important to remember that the struggles of dyslexic students (and other special needs students) may only become amplified.

Resources:

Supporting Students with Dyslexia During Remote Learning with Microsoft

Register for a free webinar hosted by Rachel Berger from Microsoft

Tue, Mar 31, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Are you wondering how students with specific learning needs including dyslexia can access and benefit from AT during remote learning? Microsoft has free, accessible, built-in assistive technology to support students who struggle with reading and writing, math and communication. This presentation for parents, educators and students will showcase how these free Learning Tools can be used to support student engagement and accessibility for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, ELL or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Details, demonstrations and student examples will be shared about several sets of features across Microsoft products. These tools are free and compatible with Ipad, Mac, Chrome!

Presented by: Rachel Berger Assistive Tech Specialist / Advocate/ Dyslexia and LD Community Leader / @rachelmberger

Is your child struggling in school? Is reading a challenge for your child? Do you suspect they may have dyslexia? Have a diagnosis? Need advice? Contact us to learn more.

We provide you with valid and up-to-date information on the latest dyslexia research.

The experienced parents and professionals in our group may be able to offer guidance in speaking with your child’s school and where to go from here.

Have time to help? Please join us to help advocate for students with dyslexia in Rhode Island.

It is time to challenge assumptions, correct misconceptions. Why must we wait for dyslexic students to fail?


Decoding Dyslexia is a nationwide, parent-driven grassroots movement in all 50 states and 4 Canadian provinces.