What Dyslexia Red Flags Look Like for Different Students in Different Grades

  • DateSep 12, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • CostView at no charge! (donor-supported webinar)
  • Event TypeOnline event
  • PresenterKelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed. D & Tracy Block-Zaretsky

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Dyslexia occurs on a continuum and the red flags in one student might not be the same as the red flags for another student. When these warning signs go undetected, students develop an academic gap that grows as they move from elementary to middle to high school.

In this edWebinar, Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D and Tracy Block-Zaretsky, Co-Founders of the Dyslexia Training Institute, will use case studies to uncover the red flags across different grade levels to illustrate the many ways dyslexia can manifest in different students. By understanding the warning signs, teachers can begin to provide interventions and accommodations that help to close the gap between a student’s decoding capability and their ability to comprehend grade-level content.

This edWebinar is especially beneficial for K-12 administrators to be able to support staff in identifying students early, a crucial step to ensure the needs of dyslexic students are met. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.


Kelli Sandman Hurley Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is an author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. Dr. Kelli is a certified special education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. She has studied Structured Word Inquiry, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lindamood-Bell, RAVE-O and Read Naturally. Dr. Kelli is a past president of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and is currently a writer-at-large for IDA. She is a dyslexia consultant working with schools to improve services offered to students with dyslexia and training teachers. She co-created and produced Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is also the author of the well-received book, Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System and the upcoming Dyslexia and Spelling: Making Sense of it All. She received her doctorate in literacy with a specialization in reading and dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. She is currently completing an MA in linguistics.

Tracy Block Zaretsky Tracy Block-Zaretsky

Tracy Block-Zaretsky is a co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She has provided remediation for children and adults with dyslexia for the past 20 years and has developed and taught workplace and family literacy programs. She is a certified special education advocate assisting parents and children through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan process. She is a past president of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Tracy has training in Structured Word Inquiry, the Orton-Gillingham approach, Lindamood-Bell programs, Read Naturally and a variety of reading and writing assessments. She co-created and produced, Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia, and has provided professional development for educators and training for parents at numerous conferences, private on-site trainings and online courses and webinars. Tracy is also a parent of a child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD and Executive Function Disorder.

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