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Learning Challenges

ONeil_Language-Based Learning Disabilities and the Neuropsychological Evaluation

EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Language-Based Learning Disabilities and the Neuropsychological Evaluation [presentation]

This workshop focuses on identifying students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD); understanding the differences between LBLD and a non-verbal learning disability (NVLD); and understanding/interpreting the evaluation process including neuropsychological, educational, and speech-language testing.  Melody O’Neil, M.S. Ed and Associate Director of Admission for Landmark School, also covers how to interpret the scores—what it all means and what the specific tests measure. Read more ›

Bragonier_Dyslexic Renaissance Paradigm of Opportunity

EdRev Expo 2019 Spotlight Session: The Dyslexic Renaissance—A Paradigm of Opportunity [presentation]

For more than a century, students with dyslexia have been relegated to the sidelines of academia. Locked out by the primacy of text-based learning, dyslexics have internalized the failure of a constrained educational system, resulting in mass incarceration, underemployment, and addiction. Dean Bragonier, Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility, shares his personal journey and illustrates how highlighting the cognitive advantages of dyslexia will empower the individual and benefit society at large. Read more ›

Chismar_Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools

EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools [presentation]

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing?  Presenter Keri Chismar showcases how these learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: IEP 101 [downloadable]

David Tollner of Tollner Law Offices provides parents and advocates invaluable information on the legal requirements for designing and implementing effective IEPs and provides strategies for IEP meetings. Read more ›

Leaderman_Cultivating an Empowered Transition- An Integrative Approach to College Success

EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Cultivating an Empowered Transition—An Integrative Approach to College Success [downloadable]

College life requires young adults to have advanced self-awareness, self-regulation, and problem solving skills to handle the multitude of demands and tasks in their new setting. Presenter Jared Leaderman, PhD, introduces research-based approaches to build and solidify the skills that can empower students to creatively work through obstacles to reach their academic and personal goals. Read more ›

Loofbourrow_Heroic ADHD

EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Heroic ADHD [presentation]

Growing up with ADHD has been a wild journey! Come and be inspired by hearing about the unique ways you can add value because of your ADHD–with your friends, family, work, school, community and the world. Being diagnosed in elementary school with ADHD and auditory processing issues can make aspects of life challenging. Hear from presenter Ross Loofbourrow about how overcoming disorganization, lack of time management, difficulty with prioritization, and forgetfulness has sparked a tenacity and endurance to succeed. Learn best practices for thriving and sharing your strengths on your journey with ADHD! Read more ›

Haven_Taming Digital Distractions

EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Taming Digital Distractions—Tools & Strategies to Keep Students on Task While on Tech [presentation]

For students with attention and executive functioning challenges, technology can be both a blessing and a curse. The laptops, mobile devices, and online access that help with schoolwork are often a source of endless distraction, leading to off-task behavior and poor performance. Shelley Haven presents selected utilities, applications, and online services that reduce visual clutter and aid focus, restrict access to distracting apps and websites at selected times, and monitor device usage and increase awareness of distraction triggers. Read more ›

Bezsylko_Developing the Qualities of a Sustainable and Independent Learner

EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Developing the Qualities of a Sustainable and Independent Learner—A Comprehensive Model [presentation]

Today’s educators are faced with the seemingly overwhelming task of creating a school culture and individualized curriculum that maximizes skill acquisition, while also promoting the development of independent and sustainable learners. Scott Bezsylko from Winston Preparatory School presents an educational model that not only enhances instruction and cultivates school experience, but also serves as a model explicitly taught to students so that each can be a self-sustaining and continuous learner after leaving school. Read more ›

EdRev Expo 2019 Spotlight Session: Diverse Thinkers in the 21st Century: Unlocking Potential through Understanding How People Learn [downloadable]

We are at a crossroads in our understanding of individuals who are intelligent yet struggle with timed tests, reading comprehension, working memory and executive functioning. Nicole Ofiesh, PhD, a cognitive behavioral scientist and the Director of the Schwab Learning Center at Stanford University, explains that educating our children with dyslexia and ADHD about how people learn is key to unlocking the potential of their strengths in the face of academic challenges. Read more ›

Koeller_Universal Screening for Reading Risk

EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Universal Screening for Reading Risk [presentation]

Dyslexia Specialist Kristin Koeller discusses assessment tools that can be used in the General Education setting to screen for reading risk and characteristics of dyslexia.  She reviews a comprehensive list of assessment tools by grade level, K-3 and beyond, demonstrates some assessments, and reviews several teaching methods that correlate to the assessments. Read more ›

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