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+Reading Challenges 1: Dyslexia and More (SWD)


Explore the learning challenges experienced by students with dyslexia and other reading disorders. Examine methods for making reading instruction and intervention explicit, systematic, sequential, and multisensory.

This module meets Florida's professional learning requirements for SB 1108 - Students with Disabilities (SWD) and partially meets HB 7069 (reading instruction). Check with your district before taking this to meet the reading requirement.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify characteristics of readers with dyslexia and other reading disorders.
  • Recognize the effect instruction has on brain development.
  • Understand the importance of early detection of reading difficulties.
  • Recognize the significance of phonological awareness in learning to read.
  • Identify elements of explicit, systematic, and multisensory instruction.
  • Identify difficulties associated with word recognition.
  • Identify difficulties associated with comprehension.
  • Recognize universal screeners, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments. 
  • Explain how MTSS is used to provide appropriate instruction and intervention to struggling readers.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Kay Landingham

Developed by Beacon Educator staff.

Module Last Updated: 2022