Dyslexia Instruction That's Targeted: A Graduate Course

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Workshop Overview

This 30-hour graduate level course provides educators with an innovative framework for planning and delivering targeted reading instruction for struggling readers and those with dyslexia.

By combining evidence from education, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience coursework introduces a process for understanding students' subtypes and providing differentiated instruction. 

Course Curriculum

Module 1- Connecting the Science of Reading to Assessment and Instruction (Live)(October 19th, 6:00-8:30 pm)

Module 2 - Using a Preventative Framework: Importance of Early Screening for Risk of Dyslexia and Overall MTSS Model in Ensuring Reading Achievement (Live) (Thursday, Oct 26, 6 - 8:30pm)

Module 3 - Unpacking the Latest Research on Word Recognition: Understanding the Process of Orthographic Mapping (Asynchronous)

Module 4 - Defining Dyslexia and Planning Instruction for Common Subtypes (Live) (November 9, 6 - 8:30pm) 

Module 5 - Understanding the Subtypes of Dyslexia Through Case Studies (Live)(November 16, 6 - 8:30pm)

Module 6 - Practice Strategies for Progress Monitoring (Asynchronous)

Module 7- IEP Goals and Considerations for Learning Environments (Asynchronous)

Module 8 - Structured Literacy Routines (Live) (December 7, 6 - 8:30pm)

Module 9 - Bridging the Gap-Research Practice Integration (Live)) (December 21, 6 - 8:30pm)



The course is delivered through 6 live and asynchronous modules that provide content through narrated powerpoints, instructional demonstrations, and supplemental readings.  



Our live sessions can be accessed through Zoom links within each module. Full participation in live sessions is required to receive PDPs at the conclusion of the course. 



$395 per person 

A discounted rate of $315 is available when enrolling a group of 3 people or more. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

An additional $300 fee is payable to Westfield State University for graduate credits.



October 1, 2024

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