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No More Slipping Through the Cracks: Identify Dyslexia and Improve Student Success

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  • DateOct 12, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Location ,
  • CostView at no charge! (donor-supported webinar)
  • Event Type event
  • PresenterKathy Futterman, EdD

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Most educators know when a student is struggling, but so many students slip through the cracks—especially if they have high IQ and strong coping skills. Are your disengaged students actually dyslexic? Are your students getting by with strong sight word recognition? Do you know how to identify these students who don’t portray the classic signs of dyslexia? October is dyslexia awareness month and now is the time to know the answers to these questions and more!

Join us in this edWebinar as reading expert and dyslexia virtuoso Kathy Futterman, Ed.D. shares key insights on how to successfully support students with dyslexia in elementary and middle school. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of dyslexia, including:

- Identification of students with dyslexia and how it changes from grade to grade

- How districts and administrators can best support student learning, engagement and success

- Key accommodations that lead to successful outcomes

- Best practices and tips to transform schools into empowering environments for dyslexic students

There will be time to ask Dr. Futterman questions after her presentation. Join us to understand all the ins and outs of empowering students with dyslexia. K-8 administrators, principals, SPED directors, SPED teachers, and librarians are invited to attend.


photo of Kathy FKathy Futterman, EdD, is a sought-after independent consultant in the field of special education, working with California schools, districts, and SELPAs in the development and implementation of instructional programs for students with dyslexia and related disabilities. Dr. Futterman participated in the collaboration efforts that led to the successful passage of California’s newest dyslexia legislation, AB 1369, including providing expert testimony to the CA Senate Appropriations Committee. She is an adjunct faculty member at CSU-East Bay, an educational specialist at Mt. Diablo USD and a dyslexia consultant with Decoding Dyslexia California. Dr. Futterman was also a workgroup member for California’s Department of Education Dyslexia Guidelines.

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