What You Will Learn

Tech tools can make a world of difference in helping students with dyslexia succeed in the classroom.  These range from assessment tools such as Dyslexia Quest Screener, intervention apps like OG Card Deck, classroom apps like Apple Spell Better and assistive technologies like the LiveScribe Smart Pen. 

Dyslexia is a learning disability that is neurobiological in origin – students with dyslexia do not use the same part of the brain when reading as non-dyslexics. As a result, they have difficulty decoding words, comprehending what they read and spelling words correctly. In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Amy Thompson will share specific technology tools that can be used to assess and assist dyslexic students in grades K - 12 to ensure they are getting the most out of their education.

Join Dr. Thompson as she explores assessment apps to help evaluate phonemic awareness, visual memory, processing speed, working memory and other skills to better understand a student’s reading ability and areas of weakness.  She will do a deep dive into intervention apps to use in the classroom, one-to-one, during drill work or in centers.  She will also delve into reinforcement apps to help these students practice their newfound skills and assistive technology designed specifically to help students with dyslexia succeed academically and in life.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore assessment apps/websites and the reporting they provide such as Profile of Phonological Awareness and Dyslexia Quest Screener
  • Discover intervention apps and websites to help with auditory and visual components of reading like OG Card Deck and Barton Tiles App
  • Learn about the classroom apps and websites that can lower the frustration level of dyslexic students while helping them succeed by removing road blocks – Apple Spell Better and Reading Machine as well as Learning Ally and Spelfabet
  • Discover assistive technologies like the LiveScribe Smart Pen to help students record while taking notes and digitize their handwriting to make review easier

You Will Also Receive

The 29.00 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Amy Thompson, Ph.D. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

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RECORDED: Single-User
Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

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Amy Thompson, Ph.D.
About the Presenter

Dr. Thompson is an assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas. She is focused on preparing literacy educators. Special areas of interest include literacy assessment and intervention, dyslexia and multisensory learning as well as supporting dyslexic students with media and technology. Amy earned her Masters in Reading Education and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. She co-authored the book Leave Your Attitude at the Door and provided a chapter for Enabling Literacy and Empowering Learners: Using Digital Portfolios to Support Struggling Readers. She has presented on literacy and dyslexia at conferences around the country.