Thank you for your interest in dyslexia training through the Iowa Reading Research Center. All of the licenses we purchased for fiscal year 2017 have now been used. We anticipate having more licenses available for the institutes of higher education by fall of 2017.
The 2016 Iowa General Assembly passed SF 2196, and this legislation subsequently was signed by the Governor. It adds requirements for teacher preparation programs to address the literacy needs of students with disabilities such as dyslexia. In our efforts to support undergraduate and graduate students who are trying to increase their knowledge of reading disabilities, the Iowa Reading Research Center has offered students in teacher certification, reading endorsement, or reading specialist certification programs the opportunity to earn a certificate for completing 2 hours of online training through animated training modules about dyslexia.
Module 1. Dyslexia Explained
- Understand the general characteristics of dyslexia.
- Learn to identify warning signs for different age groups.
- Dispel common myths about dyslexia.
Module 2. Phonological Dyslexia
- Recognize phonological difficulties linked to dyslexia and effective strategies to overcome them.
Module 3. Working Memory and Dyslexia
- Understand the link between working memory and dyslexia.
- Test your own working memory and learn helpful strategies.
Module 4. Visual Processing Dyslexia
- Explore visual processing dyslexia and related difficulties.
- Learn practical classroom strategies.
Module 5. Auditory Processing Dyslexia
- Understand the role of auditory processing in dyslexia.
Module 6. How to Help
- Learn effective approaches to help children with dyslexia.
- Explore powerful learning strategies and assistive technology.
- Discover hidden strengths of students with dyslexia.
Participants retain access to the training modules for one year.