Dyslexia Awareness

Instruction and Learning
Dyslexia Awareness

A lot of people believe that reading is a naturally acquired skill. While it’s true that some children do learn to read easily and without effort, reading is one of the most complex tasks students encounter when entering school. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that adversely affects the ability to read and write. This course is designed to provide an overview of dyslexia and related evidence-based practices. Topics covered include what’s required to become a proficient reader; how dyslexia is different from other reading difficulties; and common myths and misconceptions about this learning disability.

Course Authors
Lynne Loeser, MEd
Lynne Loeser, MEd, works as an independent consultant with Voyager Sopris West as a national trainer providing Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). She has worked in public education for more than 40 years, including as a special education teacher, beginning teacher mentor, instructional coach and professional development trainer. She recently retired from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as the statewide consultant for specific learning disabilities and ADHD where she spearheaded a statewide initiative bringing awareness and knowledge of dyslexia to educators; co-developing a course on dyslexia; and creating a team of more than 80 trainers across the state.


37 minutes