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Understanding the
Bright Child with Dyslexia

Time:
35 Minutes

Audience:
Educators, Specialists

Level:
Introductory
"Allowing children to fail, to think they're 'dumb,' is no longer acceptable."

--Sally Shaywitz, MD
Far too often, bright children with dyslexia are misunderstood or become "invisible" in the classroom because, at lease in the early year, they are able to compensate by leveraging their substantial intelligence. Year after year, they fall further and further behind in the development of basic literacy skills because we get distracted by their strengths and completely miss why they're struggling so mightily.

Because of what we know now, we can stop this needless suffering!

Please join me in learning about how to recognize these very bright kids who nonetheless have specific neurologically-based difficulties with learning to read, write and spell.
In this course, you will learn:

➤ The definition of the three types of Twice Exceptional (2E) students

➤ The value and limitations of formalized testing and the importance of understanding all the components of an evaluation

➤ What our bright, dyslexic children look like in the classroom throughout their school years

➤ What a real live example looks like

➤ Tips for managing the challenges of bright dyslexic children in elementary, middle and high school

About Michael Hart, Ph. D.

Michael Hart, Ph.D. trained as a psychologist and served in a clinical capacity for many years. Currently, he is the founder/owner of www.drmichaelhart.com and provides webinars, online courses and onsite presentations/training for parents, educators and specialists regarding the proper educational care of our dyslexic students.

Michael is also the co-chair of the UNESCO MGIEP advisory committee for a large-scale literacy development project in India.  The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) was established by the Government of India. MGIEP is an integral part of UNESCO and the organization’s specialist institute on education for peace and sustainable development to foster global citizenship.

In addition, Dr. Hart also serves as a subject matter expert for Understood.org, one of the largest repositories of information about learning disabilities in the world.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Hart served as a clinical psychologist, educational administrator and expert witness for learning disabled students in various settings including pediatric inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, private practice and K-12 school settings. During his practice, he administered the full spectrum of psychological tests, behavioral assessment tools, affective inventories, projective tests, academic achievement tests and behavioral interviews.  His experience spans from infants to adults and he has conducted approximately 1000 evaluations.

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