Defining Dyslexia: How Elementary Educators Can Help Students Succeed

Defining Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a term that many have heard of but few understand. In celebration of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we invite you to join Heggerty Literacy Specialist and certified Orton-Gillingham instructor Lori Jurjovec as she uncovers what dyslexia is (and isn't) and how you can support dyslexic learners at school or home. We'll uncover why early intervention is important and how phonological awareness can help students manage a dyslexia diagnosis.

In this webinar we will:

• Define what dyslexia is
• Unpack common misconceptions
• Spotlight common warning signs
• Review activities to strengthen students phonological awareness
• Answer your dyslexia questions

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Lori Jurjovec


Lori Jurjovec | Literacy Specialist, Heggerty

Lori is an experienced educator and certified Orton Gillingham instructor who has worked as a classroom teacher and a private tutor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Lori has worked with students at all levels on the dyslexia spectrum, from early learners to illiterate adults. She is driven by her own experience as a classroom teacher who felt ill-prepared to help older students struggling with decoding and fluency and the empowerment of then learning how to help students push past the roadblocks of dyslexia through systematic, explicit instruction that is rooted in science.

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Yes! This event will be recorded and we will share the on-demand archive within 1-2 days following the live event.

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