Identifying and Addressing Dyslexia

LASE 2018 Insight Series

Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:30–11:30am (check-in begins at 8am)

With Missouri mandating dyslexia screening in for the Fall of 2018 and subsequent interventions, it is more critical than ever that educators understand Dyslexia, it’s warning signs, and the importance of early intervention. This fast-paced, interactive workshop will provide teachers with:

  • An understanding of Dyslexia as a brain-based condition
  • Developmental red flags as early aspreschool
  • Research on the importance of early interventionand which programs are most effective in remediating Dyslexia
  • Simple classroom accommodations to reach learners on multiple reading levels. 

It’s About Time, It’s About Space: Executive Functions and the Teenage Brain (5th-12th)

Friday, August 3, 2018, 12:30–3:30pm (check-in begins at noon)

The demands of our executive skills, the skills that allow us to plan, organize, manage time and control impulses, become increasingly more complex with age. Most children with poor executive skills are bright, articulate children who chronically appear to be underperforming. Through the lens of a skill-based vs. behavior- based eye, this workshop will enable teachers to:

  • Determine which students may be experiencing skill- based delays vs. non-compliance or lack of motivation
  • Embed routines for time, organization and emotional management into the structure of daily routines
  • Identify who will be at risk for difficulties with executive functions
  • Employ simple, effective and immediate strategies to support children in informal and formal coaching settings.

Lori Benson Adams, M.Ed., Director of Breakthrough Learning Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia, is a nationally recognized educator, consultant and presenter on topics such as Dyslexia, Visual Learning and Executive Functioning. She returns to St. Louis by popular demand after presenting at the 2016 LASE Insight series. She is a dear friend to LASE and the Lutheran School community.