An Overview of Developmental Dyslexia and Specific Reading Disability is now available for certified teachers on the LMS

Dr. Timothy N. Odegard presents the biological factors of dyslexia and explains its neurological origin. Dr. Odegard reviews what happens in the brain of a dyslexic individual and discusses the act of reading language as a process related to, but fundamentally distinct from, hearing language. He explains types of specific reading disabilities: phonological deficit, orthographic processing deficit, and comprehension deficit. He discusses the importance of the core reading skills and how they work together towards the ultimate goal of reading comprehension. Finally, he explains effective Response to Intervention/Instruction implementation and assessment for dyslexic students.This course was recorded at the Arkansas Dyslexia Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on March 7, 2016.