Inclusion Workshop W-15

Interventions for Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Differences (Grades K-12)  

Length: 3-6 Hours  

This workshop will provide practical strategies for staff who instruct or develop instructional programs for students with dyslexia and other reading differences. Learn how to align the appropriate interventions to strengthen literacy skills across the curriculum. Help learners develop compensatory strategies with fluency, sound-symbol association, reading comprehension, vocabulary, written expression, and auditory processing skills to become better readers. Specific emphasis will include how to infuse technology with the appropriate digital tools to increase the reading skills and level of students.  

Learn how to: 

  • Identify the characteristics of students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. 
  • Match appropriate strategies to teach students with reading differences to strengthen skills with sound-symbol association, fluency, spelling, comprehension, written expression, auditory and visual processing and memory. 
  • Review multisensory ways to teach language with direct systematic instruction.
  • Create learners who develop compensatory strategies to strengthen organizational, visual-perceptual, auditory processing, listening language, and reading skills with fiction and nonfiction texts across the curriculum.
  • Use low tech and high digital tools that tap into students’ stronger modalities to increase reading acumen.
  • Increase student metacognition to become self-regulated readers. 


Grades K-12 general and special educators, reading coordinators and interventionists, speech-language pathologists, paraprofessionals, students, and families. 

Recommended Workshop Resources

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs: How to Move Beyond Disability Labels in the Classrooms
Practical online ways to strengthen the learning by Toby Karten
Practical Online Ways to Strengthen the Learning for Students with Special Needs