Dyslexia Myths, Facts & Interventions

A 90 minute, research-based overview of dyslexia and the basics of treatment

This 90 minute presentation is designed for administrators, teachers, parents and advocates alike.

What participants can expect:

  • Review of the neurobiological basis for dyslexia and the myths
  • Examine the underlying linguistic components of early reading and how these components differ for individuals with dyslexia
  • Learn how achievement gaps are formed and how school systems can respond with appropriate MTSS/RTI models in place
  • Examine interventions that are best designed for students diagnosed with dyslexia and why they work
  • Learn the “must have” components of a multi sensory Orton-Gillingham based lesson plan and key questions to ask when evaluating such approaches
  • Review of what to look for in strong IEP goals
  • Learn some of the common pitfalls that prevent students from making aggressive gains

Your Instructor

Marianne Nice
Marianne Nice

Marianne Nice is a speech-language pathologist and reading specialist with 20 years experience in K-12 education. Marianne specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia and related literacy disorders. She regularly provides professional development and consultation to school systems both locally and nationally. As a consultant, Marianne works with schools on the implementation of Multi-tiered Systems of Support models to minimize achievement gaps in literacy and math. She is formerly a member of adjunct faculty at the University of New Hampshire’s Speech-Language Pathology program, teaching a course in language and literacy disorders. She has been an eight-time speaker at the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) National Convention and recently spoke at the 2019 International Dyslexia Association’s National Convention. Marianne lives southern New Hampshire with her husband, also a teacher, and her two children ages 16 and 13.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you will have three months to view the content and download any resources. Take your time, it is self-paced.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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