You Asked! Question 16

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Q:  Does my school district need to wait for the statewide dyslexia guidelines to be issued before they implement dyslexia specific trainings and appropriate Structured Literacy interventions?

A:  No, in fact, the California Department of Education (CDE) has been presenting across the state and their presentation slides specifically state that districts should NOT wait for the dyslexia guidelines before acting.  The CDE also states it is okay for school districts to use the term “dyslexia”.

It may be helpful to share a copy of CDE’s presentation with your school district (especially page 10).  You can also access a complete copy of the CA Dyslexia Guidelines Dyslexia here. Dyslexia has appeared in the federal education code for decades and is specifically mentioned several times in the California Education Code.  For further resources, please read You Asked Q8.

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Virtual Conference

The Dyslexia Training Institute’s

 1st Annual Dyslexia Virtual Conference: Education Changes Everything

April 24th – May 5th

Conference registrants will have 24-hour access to all of the pre-recorded workshops for the entire duration of the conference. After viewing a workshop, registrants will be able to post their questions on the workshop’s discussion board and have the questions answered by the experts. 

Live Session with Keynote Speaker:

Ameer Baraka

Dyslexia: The Pipeline to Prison

Saturday, April 29th

9:00 a.m. PST

(*Including Live Q&A)

Conference topics include: Dyslexia, Special Education Law, Dyscalculia, Executive Function, Structured Word Inquiry, Orton-Gillingham, Assessment, and Multisensory Strategies.

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12 ALTA hours approved.

2 Graduate Credit Units from the University of San Diego also available.