This Second Edition copy of Overcoming Dyslexia is even better than the first!
It is the go-to book for the most recent evidence-based information on the why, what and how of dyslexia. The authors do an amazing job making the information user-friendly so that educators as well as parents learn to recognize the characteristics of dyslexia and come up with a plan to effectively deal with it in a positive way. The preservation of self-esteem is at the core of all of the strategies discussed and while the problems associated with dyslexia are shared in a straight-forward and scientific way, common strengths of dyslexics are also considered so that they learn to progress through life in a meaningful way. All age-groups are considered, from birth to beyond college. I highly recommend this book to any educator looking to understand and address this reading disorder which affects approximately one in five children.
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Required Reading: Overcoming Dyslexia By Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathan Shaywitz, M.D.Log in to enroll
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1) Purchase and read Overcoming Dyslexia - Second Edition - By Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathan Shaywitz, M.D.
You can find this second edition book at amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.
2) Write complete answers to all of the questions on the Book Study Handout. The handout is provided to you after registration is completed.
3) Design a school that addresses the needs of dyslexic learners. Take a close look at chapter 24 in the text, and write a 2-3 page paper where you detail the specific components of what your ideal school will look like. Be specific about why you chose to include certain components in your school. For example, if one of your components is a low student to teacher ratio, then discuss the rationale for that decision. Do not let funds get in the way of the design of your school. Your assignment is to incorporate and discuss at least three important components of the design of your school that will effectively meet the needs of dyslexics.
Turn in the 2-3 page paper.
All 3 assignments must be completed within 1 year. Upload completed handout and paper to your Dashboard on the website or email all completed assignments and paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPU NOTE: Please be sure to register prior to completing any coursework. Registering for a course after coursework has been started violates accreditation standards and puts the University at risk; therefore, SPU reserves the right to not award credit if students are found to be in violation of this policy.
2) The rubric for the Book Study Handout is broken down into four (4) goal areas.
The first goal area pertains to questions #1-34 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The second goal area pertains to questions #35-52 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The third goal area pertains to questions #53-58 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The fourth goal area pertains to questions #59-78 on the handout. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3”, or “4” according to the rubric.
The maximum number of combined points that can be earned is 20 (4 points on each of the 4 goal areas for the answers to the questions on the handout and 4 points for the reflection paper).
3) The rubric for the Overcoming Dyslexia - Second Edition Reflection Paper explains how to earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4”.
“A” grade = 20 points
“B” grade = 18-19 points
“C” grade = 16-17 points
“D” grade = 14-15 points
“F” grade = 13 points or less
An “NC” (no credit) grade will be given if all three (3) assignments are not completed within (1) year.
Earn 3 graduate level quarter credits offered through Seattle Pacific University, an accredited university. Additional $180 fee, payable to SPU. You must register with SPU first to earn graduate credit.
Students also have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours. Other known terms include, but are not limited to, Professional Development Hours, Professional Development Points, Continuing Education Units, Professional Development Units or your school district's equivalent language for clock hours earned.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided once coursework is reviewed and graded.
Note: WA State Educators have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours offered through ESD 112. Educator is responsible for the $3 per clock hour fee. ESD clock hour claim code will be forwarded to you once the course is completed.
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