2016 OVB SPRING CONFERENCE
March 12, 2016
Online Registration Is Now Open!
Enhancing Instruction with
Assistive and Instructional Technologies
Integrating Comprehension and Composition Instruction
Elaine Cheesman, Ph.D., QI, CALT
Dr. Cheesman has examined hundreds of apps, computer and web-based programs to find ones which reflect current research, are user-friendly, provide immediate feedback, and are engaging for the intended audience. With over 25 years experience using technology with adults and children with dyslexia, she will show participants how to use some of the best apps currently on the market.
Reading comprehension and written composition are often unrelated in typical classroom instruction. However, integrating the two areas will strengthen each skill. After a review of the foundational content as outlined by the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading, specific teaching strategies and technological resources will be provided.
As a result of this workshop, the participant will:
Dr. Elaine Cheeseman
Dr. Elaine Cheesman is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Qualified Instructor (QI) of Academic Language Therapists. Her primary research, teaching, and service interests are teacher-preparation in scientifically based reading instruction and the use of technology in literacy education. Dr. Cheesman received the Excellence in Teacher Educator Award from the Teacher Education Division of the Colorado Council for Exceptional Children, the Teacher of the Year and the Outstanding Researcher awards from the College of Education at the University of Colorado. The reading courses she developed were among the first to be officially recognized by the International Dyslexia Association for meeting the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (IDA, 2010).
The Ohio Valley Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (formerly The Orton Dyslexia Society) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia. This Branch was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia in the Southern Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia areas. We have been serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field in this community for over 30 years. There are two other Branches of IDA in Ohio--Northern Ohio and Central Ohio. A group in the Dayton area can be contacted at this site: http://daytonread.wordpress.com.