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Emerson Dickman, JD

  • Emerson Dickman, JD

    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

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    2. Understanding the Reading and Writing Brain
    • 2.1 Video: The Reading Brain
    • Discussion Post #1: The Reading Brain
    • 2.2 The Five Components of Reading and Writing
    • 2.3 The Alphabetic Principle
    • 2.4 The Simple View of Reading
    • Module 2 Knowledge Check
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    3. Understanding Dyslexia
    • 3.1 Dyslexia Simulation
    • Survey: Dyslexia Reading Simulation Reflection
    • 3.2 Video: What Is Dyslexia?
    • Discussion Post #2: What is Dyslexia?
    • 3.3 What is Dyslexia? The Definition
    • 3.4 Dyslexia: Core Deficits
    • 3.5 Video: What Does Dyslexia Look & Sound Like?
    • Module 3 Knowledge Check
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    4. Understanding Dysgraphia
    • 4.1 Dysgraphia Writing Simulation
    • 4.2 Dysgraphia Writing Simulation Reflection
    • 4.2 Video: What is Dysgraphia?
    • Discussion Post #3: What is Dysgraphia?
    • 4.3 Dysgraphia Core Deficits
    • 4.4 Dysgraphia Red Flags Across the Grade Levels
    • Module 4 Knowledge Check
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    5. Implications for Instruction
    • 5.1 Screening
    • 5.2 Intervening
    • 5.3 Accommodating
    • 5.4 Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia in the Elementary School Classroom
    • 5.5 Teaching Students with Dyslexia in the Middle and High School Classroom
    • Module 5 Knowledge Check
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    6. Missouri Specific Laws & Guidelines
    • 6.1 Missouri House Bill 2379 (2016)
    • 6.2 Universal Screening & Early Dyslexia Identification
    • Dyslexia & Literacy Screening Organizer By Grade (MODESE)
    • 6.3 Supports & Accommodations Checklist
    • Download: Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia - A List for Missouri Educators
    • 6.4 In-Service Teacher Training in Dyslexia for All Practicing Teachers
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