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Webinar: Dyslexia in the 21st Century with Dr. Sally Shaywitz

ESC-20 provides training and technical assistance for professionals serving student with dyslexia. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words.

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ESC 20 is very excited to host Dr. Sally Shaywitz as she presents Dyslexia in the 21st Century: Science Bringing Hope to Children Who Are Dyslexic.  

Within the past decade tremendous advances have occurred in our understanding of dyslexia. Reliable data now validate the definition of dyslexia as an unexpected difficulty in reading in an individual who has the ability to be a much better reader. That dyslexia is unexpected is now codified in US federal law (PL 115-391). Replicated studies using functional brain imaging have documented a neural signature for dyslexia. Epidemiologic, longitudinal data now demonstrate that dyslexia is highly prevalent, affecting 20% of the population, affecting boys and girls equally. These data further demonstrate that the achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is now evident as early as first grade and persists. Evidence-based, efficient, inexpensive screening tools now offer the possibility of universal screening to identify children at risk for dyslexia as early as first grade. Specialized schools which focus on dyslexic students provide welcoming communities, ensuring that dyslexic children will not only survive but thrive. Taken together, these findings indicate that we must act and act now to ensure that this 21st century knowledge of dyslexia is disseminated to educators, policy makers, and most of all to parents of dyslexic children.

This webinar will be conducted through Zoom and a link will be shared to participants the week prior to the webinar. 

This session has been approved by Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) for 1.5 Continuing Education hours (CE).
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Credits Available:
(1.5) Clock Hours
(1.5) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
(1.5) CEU ALTA Approved
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Contact Person:
Megan Lozano
Megan Lozano
Date Time Location
6/13/2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Education Service Center Region 20 - Virtual 12
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
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