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Training & Outreach

Key Training and Outreach provides educators, parents, and community members the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of students who have a written language disorder, such as dyslexia. Topics may be selected from our professional development and outreach menu or designed to meet the unique needs of the audience.

Presentations may be scheduled to take place at the Key School and Training Center, at an off-site location such as a school or professional development center, or virtually if appropriate to the session.

Key Training and Outreach Fee: Fees for training typically range between $500 – $2,500 depending on session length, number of presenters, as well as unique adjustments to the session based on the intended audience. Underwriting and scholarship opportunities may be available. 

Please reach out to us at training@ksfw.org, to schedule one of the sessions below or ask about a personalized training session for your team.

EXPERIENCE DYSLEXIA©

TOPIC: EXPERIENCE DYSLEXIA©

DESCRIPTION: What is it like to have dyslexia or a language-based learning disability? Based on the Experience Dyslexia© simulation published by the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, participants will experience the frustration, anxiety, and challenges faced by persons with language-based learning disabilities. Participants will rotate through a series of six learning situations facilitated by literacy specialists simulating language-related tasks that may be encountered in a classroom or workplace. The goal of the session is to increase awareness and to highlight why accommodations may be necessary in a variety of settings.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents, Teachers, School Administrators

DOES MY CHILD HAVE DYSLEXIA?

TOPIC: DOES MY CHILD HAVE DYSLEXIA?

DESCRIPTION: This informative session designed for parents will review the characteristics, including early risk factors, of dyslexia and what to do if you suspect your child may have dyslexia or another language-based learning disability. The referral and evaluation process required by federal statutes in the public schools will be reviewed briefly, as well as where to attain a private psycho-educational evaluation.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents

MULTISENSORY, STRUCTURED LANGUAGE STRATEGIES IN A GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

TOPIC: MULTISENSORY, STRUCTURED LANGUAGE STRATEGIES IN A GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

DESCRIPTION: Texas Education Code §38.003 states that “each school district shall provide for the treatment of any student determined to have dyslexia or a related disorder.” What is meant by “treatment”? This session will review the components and delivery of instruction from State guidance, provide an overview of multisensory, structured language intervention (MSL), and discuss ways to support students with dyslexia in the general education classroom based on the strategies of MSL.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Public and Charter School Teachers and Administrators

MULTISENSORY TEACHING TOOLBOX

TOPIC: MULTISENSORY TEACHING TOOLBOX

DESCRIPTION: This training will provide participants with practical examples of how to integrate multisensory structured language instruction into lessons delivered to students who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling. Activities are designed to enhance instruction at the Tier 1, 2, or 3 levels building opportunities for success with all learners.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers (General and Special Education), Academic Language Therapists and Dyslexia Specialists, Instructional Coaches