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Dyslexics Unite or Untie: Decoding for Middle Schoolers

This twice weekly, 2-week course will help your middle school student improve their syllabication skills to improve reading, spelling, and vocabulary competence.
Dr. Elizabeth D Curtiss-Cabell
11 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 5 learners
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year olds
learners per class

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Meets 2x per week
Over 2 weeks
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students with dyslexia primarily use one part of their brain to process reading.  This is unlike efficient readers who use at least three areas of the brain to process their reading.  Through a multi-sensory process, dyslexic readers can actually train their brain to read more efficiently.  They can learn to process words quicker and develop improved reading fluency and comprehension.  Of course this process takes a lot of practice and time.  With this short course, readers will develop an understanding of how to more efficiently read 4 types of multi-syllable words.  Often students will begin to see a difference after 4 sessions of direct reading instruction. 
I am dyslexic.  I struggled with reading until my second year of college when I was identified as having dyslexia.  Thankfully, my college offered reading improvement courses which improved my GPA from a 2.6 to a 4.0 in 1 year.  I was so excited about my experiences in college, that I changed my major to special education and earned my degree.  I taught in the public schools for 19 years and continued my personal education earning a masters degree and then a PhD in 2015.  Each of my degrees are in education which is my passion.  I now work with people of all ages who have dyslexia.  I love my dyslexic brain - it was very difficult to improve my reading and spelling, but the problem solving skills of a dyslexic are amazing!  I want to help your child with dyslexia realize their potential.  
Paper and pencil
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Dr. Elizabeth D Curtiss-CabellDisability Specialist
11 total reviews
12 completed classes

About Me

Hi. I teach classes for people with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, or other related superpowers!  Some classes focus on improving reading or writing, while others work on social and communication skills.  I am always happy to take suggestions for... 
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