Dyslexia 101: Definition, Characteristics, Assessment
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Dyslexia 101: Definition, Characteristics, Assessment

Comprehensive Definition, Characteristics, Assessment, & Special Education
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Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will develop and apply skills needed to provide quality reading instruction to students in various grade levels.
  • Provide a current and thorough definition of Dyslexia.
  • Illustrate the correlation between brain function and reading.
  • Discuss the brain structure of an individual with Dyslexia.
  • Compare a Dyslexic's brain structure with that of a neuro-typical individual.
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Requirements
  • Technology capable of downloading and printing PDF support materials to use as references upon course completion.
  • Working knowledge of phonics and the basic reading process.
Description

Dyslexia is a complex, neurobiological disorder. Many myths about Dyslexia exist including the belief that it doesn't really exist. Struggling readers are simply unmotivated and lazy. This course was created using current research in diagnostic practice in order to provide professionals, parents, and caregivers a comprehensive insight into the reasons why reading is such a laborious process for some individuals. Within this course brain based research is presented, along with a comprehensive definition of Dyslexia including its characteristics. The assessment process for Dyslexia is also discussed, as well as the Special Education Process. Information contained within the lectures is based on current research, industry practice, and tailored to meet the needs of educational professionals, parents, and caregivers of struggling readers. Take this course to enhance current skills, or to be able to develop and apply entirely new ones needed to assist in dispelling Dyslexia's myths. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Educational Professionals in need of quality professional development
  • Parents and caregivers with struggling readers
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Curriculum For This Course
7 Lectures
01:23:55
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Dylexia's Definition
1 Lecture 09:58

Dyslexia is a complex, neurobiological disorder that impacts the parts of the brain that process language. Within this lecture three specific parts of the brain are discussed with visuals. A thorough and comprehensive definition of Dyslexia is discussed as well. Please be sure to utilize downloadable materials designed to assist in the note-taking process. They make excellent resources upon course completion. 

Preview 09:58

Ready to test your knowledge of Dyslexia? Of course you are! Here you will be able to show off your newly acquired knowledge of this complex neurobiological disorder. 

Definition of Dyslexia Quiz
5 questions
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What Dyslexia Looks Like
1 Lecture 09:57

Within this lecture we discuss how Dyslexia appears within the classroom. As an educational professional so many students struggle with reading and few have received the training needed to recognize Dyslexia. Specific characteristics are discussed, as well as ways educational professionals can begin the assessment process. 

Preview 09:57

Time to test your newly acquired skills on Dyslexia's characteristics. 

Characteristics of Dyslexia Quiz
6 questions
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Assessment for Dyslexia
1 Lecture 19:42

The assessment process for special education can be medical or school based. Within this lecture both assessment routes are discussed. 

Assessment for Dyslexia
19:42

Ready to test your knowledge on the assessment process? Here you will find questions pertaining to the previous lecture where you an show them off. 

Assessment for Dyslexia
10 questions
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Dyslexia & Special Education
2 Lectures 28:56

The special education referral process can be difficult to navigate, even for veteran teachers. Within this lecture the process is introduced and discussed. 

Preview 14:53

The special education referral process can be difficult to navigate, even for veteran teachers. Within this lecture the process is introduced and discussed. 

Preview 14:03

Ready to show off your new skills? Of course you are! The follow quiz tests your knowledge of the information found in the lectures above. 

Special Education Process
10 questions
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Course Wrap Up
1 Lecture 14:36

Within this lecture key topics are discussed and reviewed including Dyslexia's comorbidity, the RTI process, and the special education placement process. 

Course Wrap Up Lecture
14:36

Last one quiz of the course! Show how much you have learned by mastering the Course Wrap Up Quiz. 

Course Wrap Up Quiz
7 questions
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Final Video
1 Lecture 00:46

Thank you so very much for enrolling within this course! 

Preview 00:46
About the Instructor
Danielle Kelly, M.Ed., NBCT
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Director, Exceptional Children Consulting & Services, LLC

Danielle Kelly has spent ten years in the field of Special Education working primarily with students on the Autism Spectrum, and those with Behavior and Emotional Disabilities. Danielle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies with concentrations in US History and Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Cross Categorical Special Education. Danielle also holds a National Board's Certification in Special Education K-22. For over a decade she has taught students from pre-K through high school with disabilities that include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, Visual Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, as well as ID-Mild and ID-Moderate cognitive ranges. She has served children with disabilities in self-contained, inclusive, resource, specialist, alternative, and home-based settings. In addition to being licensed by the state of North Carolina in Special Education K-22, Ms. Kelly also holds duel certifications in English Language Arts 6-9, and Social Studies 6-9. She has also served as Department Chair of Special Education. Ms. Kelly also holds teaching Standard Teaching licenses in the state of New Jersey in Special Education, Elementary Education, and English Language Arts with a Content Specialization in Literacy for grades 5-8. 

Throughout her career Ms. Kelly has been able to gain a unique perspective and understanding regarding children on the Autism Spectrum. Years have been dedicated to extensive research and study on this particular behavioral disorder in order to design and implement comprehensive strategies with AU students in different environments, and for specific deficit areas. This passion in the field of Special Education extends to extensive training in local and federal law, pertaining specifically to the guidelines that dictate the manner in which Individualized Education Plans are written and implemented. Study and training continues, as she teaches future and veteran teachers just how to teach children on the Autism Spectrum. Danielle has been working as an Adjunct Professor for four years, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. Graduate courses are specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders, and are part of the University's certificate in Autism program. The myriad of experiences with varying age groups, ability levels, and educational settings has given Danielle a comprehensive and global perspective into the necessity of truly individualizing programming for special needs students. Strategies have been designed based on empirical data and research in order to extinguish problematic behaviors and cognitive impairments in order implement replacement behaviors.