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Dyslexia in the Religious School Classroom
November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What exactly is dyslexia? Can students with dyslexia learn to read Hebrew? What should part time religious school teachers know about making their classrooms a successful learning environment for students with reading disabilities?
This one-hour Zoom workshop is part of Gateways’ series of “Introduction to Neurodiversity” drop-in sessions for religious school educators. Participants can expect to gain an understanding of each topic, explore how the relevant diagnosis will present in a religious school setting, and leave with three concrete strategies to bring back to their classrooms.
Workshop presenter Miriam Fein holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Russian Language and Literature and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a speech-language pathologist and licensed reading specialist. She has worked collaboratively with teachers and other Gateways therapists and specialists to support students in Jewish Day Schools since 2014, providing direct services to students of all ages to address their needs with language and English literacy and to help them access the general curriculum. Through her extensive training in explicit, systematic, structured language approaches to teaching reading and her understanding of the interaction of oral and written language, she helps students grow as readers, writers, and communicators. She is committed to early identification and prevention of reading disabilities through the use of evidence-based Response To Intervention approaches. She is a strong advocate for research-informed educational practices and loves sharing her interest in language with her students.
Workshop cost is $18 per person for schools within the CJP catchment area, and $36 per person for schools beyond the Boston area.