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Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) & WCPSS' Special Ed Services

Community chat: Dyslexia and your child

Join SEAC for a Community Chat for parents and guardians. Hear from WCPSS Special Education Services Literacy and Curriculum Development staff on the topic of dyslexia in our schools and...

  • The Why
  • Myths about Dyslexia
  • WCPSS Response
  • Guidance for Schools
  • Next Steps
  • What can parents do?

This event is for adults and childcare is not available. 

UPDATE: The 3/18 event has been cancelled as all WCPSS buildings have been closed due to COVID-19. Please stay home and stay well.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Location Available Slot
(Wed. 11:00am - 1:00pm)
WCPSS Crossroads II, Room 2008

Afternoon session 2/19 (25)

All slots filled
Tara White
How to get teachers to take a dyslexic child seriously and do more to teach them?
Letha Muhammad
Karen Goeke-Austin
What is WCPSS's roadmap to rolling out the Science of Reading to educators [teachers and SPED/Literacy coaches
Misty Helsabeck
Jennifer Polley
Carolyn Hawkins-Young
What plan does WCPSS have to get teachers or reading specialists certified in proven programs (OG, Wilson) for dyslexics?
Amanda Harrison
What reassurances can parents have that school staff and principals are appropriately trained in IDEA and N.C. policy to ensure their children are identified early and appropriately evaluated for services?
Nicole Helbing (2)
Melissa Hamlbleton (2)
What training are special educations getting and are they implementing to fidelity
Hannah Russell
What are the EBP’s WCPSS is using for dyslexia now and how is data being taken on the effectiveness of these strategies?
Hannah Martinez
How and when can we expect teachers, especially early grades, to understand more about dyslexia and detecting it beyond simply letter reversals and impersonal computer-based testing?
Trang Watts
Tracy Anghie
What accommodations are given to a child diagnosed with dyslexia?
Kathy Martorell (2)
What are WCPSS plans to have more teachers trained in OG, provide resources for children and providing the least restrictive environment when providing such accomodations and related services the students need?
Claire Green
How are children screened in later elementary grades when they are not failing but continuously struggling and not reaching their potential. They can read but the comprehension is significantly affectrd
Latrinda Riley Riley
How can I as a parent help build better partnership with my teacher?
David Hand
Grade repeat. Repeat 5th or go into 6th? Pros Cons
Liz Stalls
What kinds of training opportunities are you offering to your k-2 teachers on the science of reading?
Elizabeth Sherman
Is the Orton Gillingham method being taught to kids with reading disabilities? Also, since you don't test for dyslexia, how do you identify kids who have it?
Jaymie Pompeo
Kathleen O'Connor
(Mon. 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
WCPSS Crossroads II, Room 1407

Evening session, 3/18 (50)

All slots filled
Katie Johnson
Want to better understand resources available to WCPSS dyslexic students to help with reading and typing intensive assignments and classes.
Beth Morrison
Kevin Lillis (2)
kerry klym
What programs/interventions or software is available for middle school students with dyslexia
Casie Kenna
Heather Gordon
Becca Hand
Virginia Sharpless
* Will WCPSS make the summer reading camps whole language free? * What will WCPSS do to make sure dyslexic children are identified early and given the specialized education that they require? *How can the Referral Meeting not be "delay and deny"?
Daisy Rice
What is the tool used for Child Find and who is responsible?
Sheila Oliva
Why is dyslexia not considered a learning disability for 504 or IEP consideration?
William Owen
A Conlon
Gina Clinton
Accommodations that are appropriate.
Amber Anderson
Can wcpss provide a tutor/teacher service for students that are homeschooled/and in small non accommodated private schools
Julie Passman (2)
Adrian Sanders (2)
Elizabeth Sherman
Elizabeth Sherman Is the Orton Gillingham method being taught to kids with reading disabilities? Also, since you don't test for dyslexia, how do you identify kids who have it?
Jessica Wood
Michelle Moyer
What high school is best for my dyslexic middle schooler who currently gets plenty of special educational special help through special ed and who does well in smaller charter school
Alexandra Chappell
Does WCPSS have dyslexia criteria in their current testing for learning disabilities?
Kelly Lynn Mulvey (3)
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Jennifer Evans
Nicole Williams
How can technology help a student with dyslexia?
Christine Weingarten
Robert OLIVA
Tina Gremore
Kristine Bass
kathryn munz
Christie Roberts
Alexandria Bergman
J T (2)
How can we help my child and others like him learn to read?
Kim Stephenson
Amy Brown
Paul Stephenson
Jessica Russo
Rachel Rea (3)
Jacob Arthur
Does the school system provide testing to identify children with dyslexia? We've been asking about one of our children for 3.5 years, and no testing has been offered. How do we get the help she needs?
Amy Brown (2)
Rachel Rea (2)
Stephanie Kaplan
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