Contents tagged with Dyslexia

  • Intervention for Students with Dyslexia: A Structured Literacy Approach

    An extensive conversation with Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling discussing the various instructional approaches for teaching reading and how structured literacy differs from typical instruction to more … more

  • Using Case Studies to Understand Dyslexia

    Tags: Dyslexia, Case Studies

    About the Presenter

    Louise Spear-Swerling Ph.D.

    Louise Spear-Swerling is Professor of Special Education and Area Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities at Southern Connecticut State University, in New Haven, CT. Before coming to SCSU, she worked as a general and special educator in K-12 public schools. Her primary research interests involve children’s literacy development across the K-to-12 grade span; common types of literacy difficulties; and teachers’ knowledge base and preparation for teaching reading. She has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these topics, as well as several books. Her latest book is "The Power of RTI and Reading Profiles: A Blueprint for Solving Reading Problems" published by Brookes.

    Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of Reading Psychology, TEACHING Exceptional Children, and Annals of Dyslexia. In addition, for many years she has prepared both general and special educators to teach literacy, including managing and supervising a tutoring program that pairs preservice teacher candidates with elementary students who are struggling in reading.

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  • Dyslexia: A Lifelong Journey

    Tags: Dyslexia, William J. Therrien

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    William J. Therrien, Ph.D., BCBA; Donell Pons, M.Ed.; Jared Madsen

    William J. Therrien, Ph.D. is the Program Coordinator and Professor of Special Education for the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Therrien earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University. His main research interest is empirically investigating academic instructional interventions for students with learning disabilities.

    Donell Pons, M.Ed., earned a dual master's degrees in Education and Teaching from Westminster College along with a certification in Special Education. She is also a tutor in several Orton-Gillingham based reading programs and a certified dyslexia screener and consultant. Pons currently sits on the board of Decoding Dyslexia Utah and works at the University of Utah Reading Clinic.

    Jared Madsen is the owner and creator of Madsen Cycles, a successful cargo bike manufacturing company. Husband and father of three. Madsen was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD as a young child, making traditional school and learning to read a tremendous struggle. Yet, he believes dyslexia can be a huge gift in that it helped him think and act outside the box his entire life. He believes his unique creativity, entrepreneurial passion, clever hands, and mechanical mind largely evolved because of his dyslexia.

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    Duration: 56:58

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