Title

Dyslexia - Discovering My Superpower

First Presenter's Institution

Billingsley Education

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Session 8 (Ballroom B)

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

1. Present current research on the unique functions and structure of the dyslexic brain 2. Outline advantages and shortcoming of dyslexic processing 3.Model creative learning strategies to accelerate the success of dyslexic learners

Brief Program Description

At seventeen I had a major epiphany… I realized I might be dyslexic. The more I learned about dyslexia, the better I understood my fear of reading out loud, my struggle with spelling and sounding out "big words". It explained why I loved teachers that used gestures, drew pictures and diagrams and encouraged us to talk. Over the course of my lifetime, dyslexia slowly proved to be my secret superpower. Years of adapting, teaching, research and reflection have given me unique insight into understanding and supporting dyslexic students. My passion is sharing these insights and creative strategies with educators.

Summary

Educators will learn how students with dyslexia learn differently and develop three new strategies for teaching them.

Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

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Presentation Year

March 2020

Start Date

3-11-2020 9:45 AM

End Date

3-11-2020 11:00 AM

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Dyslexia - Discovering My Superpower

Session 8 (Ballroom B)

At seventeen I had a major epiphany… I realized I might be dyslexic. The more I learned about dyslexia, the better I understood my fear of reading out loud, my struggle with spelling and sounding out "big words". It explained why I loved teachers that used gestures, drew pictures and diagrams and encouraged us to talk. Over the course of my lifetime, dyslexia slowly proved to be my secret superpower. Years of adapting, teaching, research and reflection have given me unique insight into understanding and supporting dyslexic students. My passion is sharing these insights and creative strategies with educators.