Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Learning to Read is Hard!

  • 2

    Module 1: Recognizing the Problem

    • Intro -- How do I know my kid is struggling?

    • Session 1 -- Is it from the results of classroom tests? (Formative/Summative)

    • Session 2 -- Is it from the results of interim tests? (Benchmark)

    • Session 3 -- Is it the results from end-of-year tests? (Standardized)

  • 3

    Module 2: Identifying the Problem

    • Intro -- Getting everyone to see that there is a problem...what's next?

    • Session 1 -- Understanding the team approach (SBLC/SAT)

    • Session 2 -- Using assessments to pinpoint the problem (Deficit-Specific Interventions)

    • Session 3 -- Coming back to the table (Results-Driven Decisions)

  • 4

    Module 3: Most Common Service Options In Schools

    • Intro -- The school agrees to move forward. Good, right?

    • Session 1 -- Continue working on things the same way (RTI)

    • Session 2 -- Accommodations-Only Plan (504 Plan)

    • Session 3 -- Accommodations + Special Instruction (IEP)

  • 5

    Module 4: Most Common and Uncommon Problems

    • Intro -- I suspect there may be a reading disability diagnosis needed!

    • Session 1 -- Understanding the Building Blocks of Reading Difficulties

    • Session 2 -- Understanding the Warning Signs of Dyslexia

  • 6

    Module 5: Building Relationships

    • Intro -- The most important things to know to get your voice heard!

    • Session 1 -- Get to Know Your Kid's Teacher(s), School Leaders, School Culture

    • Session 2 -- Get to Know Your School District Practices

    • Session 3 -- Get to Know Your State School Laws, Policies, & Mandates

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    Module 6: Helpful Tips for Overwhelmed Parents

    • Intro -- How to encourage your kid through the struggle!

    • Session 1 -- Develop a Routine & Stick to It

    • Session 2 -- Have a Growth Mindset