The following workshop is offered to families, teachers and other professionals:
“Experience Dyslexia: Feel Like a Struggling Reader”
Beginning with a brief PowerPoint presentation (5 -10 minutes) that explains the unique biology of the dyslexic student, the workshop quickly becomes a hands-on, lively and thought-provoking activity for anyone interested in better understanding the struggles of students with dyslexia. The Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association developed the two activities that are presented. With their permission, Logical Letters brought these activities to Montreal and has now expanded upon them. Looking forward to a better future for dyslexic students, this workshop provides a deeper understanding of what dyslexic students go through every time they try to read or write. The first activity enables the participants to experience how difficult it is to comprehend a passage when a percentage of words are inaccessible. Next a new alphabet is taught and participants will “feel” the stress and exhaustion of continual decoding when they are reading or writing “dyslexic style”. Discussion follows each interactive activity.
Screening of the eye-opening James Redford movie The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia is added to the simulation for increased awareness.
Total time frame: 2.5 hours
Participants are left with a folder of pertinent information for their review of this workshop and continued exploration of dyslexic issues.
We have found a wonderfully positive change in attitude from those who have participated in these enlightening awareness initiatives. If you would like to participate, please sign up here: