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Offered in partnership between Glean Education & the Washington State Department of Education

Washington State Educators who complete this course and are registered in PD Enroller are eligible to receive 2 Clock Hours for this course. If you are not registered in PD Enroller, click the button below or head to https://id.pdenroller.org/register to register. Then come back to this page to enroll in the course.
  • Expert-led

    Led by nationally-recognized dyslexia expert and past-IDA president, Emerson Dickman, JD

  • Online & On-Demand

    Take this course online and on your own time frame

  • Washington State Approved!

    Complete this online course and earn 2 Clock Hours from OSPI.

Subject Matter Expert

Emerson Dickman, JD

Special Education Attorney and Past-President of the International Dyslexia Association

Emerson Dickman, JD. is a Special Education Attorney and Child Advocate in New Jersey with 40 years of experience. He is past-President of the International Dyslexia Association and gathered the committee to create the legal definition for dyslexia in 1992. He speaks about dyslexia on the national and international stage, promoting awareness and advocacy. He, along with his wife Georgette Dickman, won the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2012.

Course curriculum

    1. Understanding Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Intro Video

    2. 1.1 Understanding Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Course Overview

    3. Understanding Dyslexia & Dysgraphia for Washington State Educators Course Learning Guide

    1. 2.1 Video: The Reading Brain

    2. Discussion Post #1: The Reading Brain

    3. 2.2 The Five Components of Reading and Writing

    4. 2.3 The Alphabetic Principle

    5. 2.4 The Simple View of Reading

    6. Module 2 Knowledge Check

    1. 3.1 Dyslexia Simulation

    2. Dyslexia Reading Simulation Reflection

    3. 3.2 Video: What Is Dyslexia?

    4. Discussion Post #2: What is Dyslexia?

    5. 3.3 What is Dyslexia? The Definition

    6. 3.4 Dyslexia: Core Deficits

    7. 3.5 Video: What Does Dyslexia Look & Sound Like?

    8. 3.6 Student Testimonials: Struggling with Reading Difficulties

    9. 3.7 Dyslexia Case Studies

    10. Module 3 Knowledge Check

    1. 4.1 Dysgraphia Writing Simulation

    2. Dysgraphia Writing Simulation Reflection

    3. 4.2 Video: What is Dysgraphia?

    4. Discussion Post #3: What is Dysgraphia?

    5. 4.3 Dysgraphia Core Deficits

    6. 4.4 Dysgraphia Red Flags Across the Grade Levels

    7. Module 4 Knowledge Check

    1. ​5.1 Myth #1: Dyslexia Causes People to See Letters and Words Backward

    2. 5.2 Myth #2: Dyslexia Stems from a Lack of Interest in Learning To Read

    3. 5.3 Myth #3: Having Dyslexia or Dysgraphia Means You are Not Very Smart

    4. 5.4 Myth #4: Dyslexia Occurs More Often in Boys Than Girls

    5. 5.5 Myth #5: Dyslexia & Dysgraphia Will Be Outgrown and Someday It Will All Just “Click”

    6. Module 5 Quick Quiz

    1. 6.1 Screening

    2. 6.2 Intervening

    3. 6.3 Accommodating

    4. 6.4 Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia in the Elementary School Classroom

    5. 6.5 Teaching Students with Dyslexia in the Middle and High School Classroom

    6. Download: Tip Sheet & Tools for Supporting Struggling Students

    7. Module 6 Knowledge Check

About this course

  • Free
  • 46 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

What They're Saying...

Course Reviews

4 star rating

Great Introductory Course

Samantha Veenhuis

This is a great course for anyone with limited knowledge of dyselexia. It provides a simple, yes deeper understanding of how dyslexic individuals process language and attempt to make sense of it. Due to the prevalence of dyslexia, I think this is ...

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This is a great course for anyone with limited knowledge of dyselexia. It provides a simple, yes deeper understanding of how dyslexic individuals process language and attempt to make sense of it. Due to the prevalence of dyslexia, I think this is a course that all teachers should take. It is only a brief introduction which may be sufficient enough for some, but numerous resources are also provided for those interested in learning more.

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5 star rating

informative and interactive

Jennifer Lechner

great basic information on dyslexia and some great resources to learn more.

great basic information on dyslexia and some great resources to learn more.

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5 star rating

Simple to Understand Overview

Kathy Prater

This course provides a detailed, but simple overview of what dyslexia may look like. I encourage anyone working in the education field from young children through college-aged students to watch. The simulations are excellent in helping to unders...

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This course provides a detailed, but simple overview of what dyslexia may look like. I encourage anyone working in the education field from young children through college-aged students to watch. The simulations are excellent in helping to understand how these students are struggling.

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4 star rating

Great for elementary classroom teachers

Kristen Koeller

This is a great overview of dyslexia for elementary teachers. If you are a teacher and you have wondered what dyslexia is and how to help dyslexic students in your classroom, this series is worth every minute of your time -- and it's only 35 min...

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This is a great overview of dyslexia for elementary teachers. If you are a teacher and you have wondered what dyslexia is and how to help dyslexic students in your classroom, this series is worth every minute of your time -- and it's only 35 minutes!

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5 star rating

Great program!

Evanne Mingori

Great information!

Great information!

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5 star rating

Amazing!

Jessica Hoff

What a depth of knowledge in an easy and interesting format. I have learned so much from this program and will recommend it to others.

What a depth of knowledge in an easy and interesting format. I have learned so much from this program and will recommend it to others.

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5 star rating

Good basic information on dyslexia and access to links for further investigation.

Debra Williams

Presented in an orderly, interactive, and easy to understand format.

Presented in an orderly, interactive, and easy to understand format.

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4 star rating

Great in depth understanding

jade garrett

This was a great training in helping those who work with students with reading difficulties. There is such a wide range and this this course helps provide tools and information to support these students throughout their education and into life as ...

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This was a great training in helping those who work with students with reading difficulties. There is such a wide range and this this course helps provide tools and information to support these students throughout their education and into life as well.

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