Cora Connelly started her career with a Masters in Special Education, focused in autism, followed up by many years homeschooling and teaching large group classes to homeschoolers in Art, Science and Writing. Since her own children moved on, she has specialized in training and practice focused on reading difficulties and dyslexia. She is a certified Barton Reading/Spelling tutor at the advanced level, has trained with Susan Barton as a dyslexia screener and has several years of remediation experience across a wide spectrum of ages and severity. She has also completed a variety of graduate level classes in reading and dyslexia related topics through the Dyslexia Training Institute, the Dyslexia Resource Trust, the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners, and continuously reads and participates in ongoing professional development pertaining to the most current practices and research in the field. These include Structured Word Inquiry, Reading Comprehension, handwriting, assessment, and other learning differences. She will be presenting background information on reading difficulties and what dyslexia is and looks like - followed up by strategies for homeschooling a child with dyslexia and how to work with students with processing differences in a larger class setting. She will also be available throughout the expo at the Reading Solutions Center table to answer questions, explain instructional materials and methods, and encourage parents!
Dyslexia: Identifying Reading & Writing Difficulties and HomeSchooling Strategy
Dyslexia is much more than most people think. It occurs in 15-20% of people, so that could be you, your child, a student, or coworker. Find out exactly what it is, how it affects reading and spelling and other areas of life ... and learn what you can do next to improve skills and allow a dyslexic person to flourish!