Community Presentations & Professional Development
Representatives from the BDC are available for professional development or community power point presentations in the following areas:
Dyslexia: This presentation is designed for community service groups, and professional development for educators. It looks at the history of dyslexia, common characteristics, and diagnosis. The social and emotional effects of dyslexia are discussed and recommended accommodations are shared.
Phonological Awareness - Phonological awareness is a broad term that includes phonemic awareness. In addition to phonemes, phonological awareness activities can involve work with rhymes, words, syllables, and onset and rimes.
A major focus of the presentation is on Phonemic Awareness. Phonemes are the individual sounds in our language. A student’s ability to identify and manipulate phonemes is a major predictor of future reading success.
“A child’s level of phonemic awareness on entering school is widely held to be the strongest single determinant of the success that he or she will experience in learning to read – or, conversely, the likelihood that he or she will fail.” (Adams 1990: Stanovich 1986)
This presentation looks at all of the phonological awareness components, with special emphasis on phonemic awarerness. It provides suggestions for implementing phonemic awareness activities in instructional settings.
All About Reading – This presentation deals with early reading skills and what research is saying about early language development and the critical role that parents play in preparing children for success in school. Information on the latest research is shared and parents are given suggestions for enhancing their child’s reading experiences.
Please contact the center to make arrangements for any of these presentations.
Binda Dyslexia Center: (269) 964-3395 or email to email@example.com