Online, Self-Guided, & State Approved!

Earn Clock Hours, learn about dyslexia, and begin to understand how to implement the Early Screening of Dyslexia Statute (E2SSB 6162)

Online, Self-Guided, & State Approved!
  • 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!

    Use your certificate of completion to earn Washington State Clock Hours from the OSPI.

Subject Matter Expert

  • 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

  • 1
    1. Introduction to Understanding & Recognizing Dyslexia
  • 2
    2. Dyslexia Simulation
  • 3
    3. What Dyslexia Is...
    • 3.1 What is Dyslexia? The Definition
    • 3.2 Dyslexia is Neurological
    • 3.3 Dyslexia is a Processing Disorder
    • 3.4 Dyslexia is Hereditary
    • 3.5 Dyslexia is Common and Occurs on a Spectrum
    • 3.6 Video: What Is Dyslexia?
    • Module 3 Quick Quiz
  • 4
    4. What Dyslexia Isn't...
    • ​4.1 Myth #1: Dyslexia Causes People to See Letters and Words Backward
    • 4.2 Myth #2: Dyslexia Stems from a Lack of Interest in Learning To Read
    • 4.3 Myth #3: Having Dyslexia Means You are Not Very Smart
    • 4.4 Myth #4: Dyslexia Occurs More Often in Boys Than Girls
    • 4.5 Myth #5: Dyslexia Will Be Outgrown and Someday It Will All Just “Click”
    • Module 4 Quick Quiz
  • 5
    5. Dyslexia in the General Ed Classroom
    • ​5.1 Recognizing Dyslexia in the General Ed Classroom
    • 5.2 Screening for Reading Difficulties
    • 5.3 Providing Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia
    • 5.4 Teaching Students with Dyslexia in the Elementary School Classroom
    • 5.5 Teaching Students with Dyslexia in the Middle and High School Classroom
    • 5.6 Classroom Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia
    • Download: Tips for Spotting and Supporting Dyslexia in the Classroom
    • Module 5 Quick Quiz
  • 6
    6. State Specific Laws & Guidelines
    • 6.1 Washington State Senate Bill 6162 (2017-2018) - Statue Language Concerning District Responsibilities
    • 6.2 Washington State Senate Bill 6162 (2017-2018) - Statute Language Concerning OSPI Responsibilities
    • Download: Crosswalk of OSPI Recommended Literacy Screening Tools
    • Download: Washington State's Final Report on Early Screening of Dyslexia Statute E2SSB 6162
    • 6.3 Early Dyslexia Screening - Recommendations for Best-Practices in Washington State
  • 7
    End-of-Course Survey

What They're Saying...

Course Reviews

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Great program!

    Evanne Mingori

    Great information!

    Great information!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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