Rebecca Tolson is Vice President of Literacy Initiatives for Neuhaus Education Center. Rebecca has a PhD in Elementary Education from the University of Akron and is a member of Academic Therapy Association at the level of Qualified Instructor and Certified Academic Language Therapist and a Certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association. She began her career in education as a fifth-grade teacher and later transitioned to teaching both children and adults with learning disabilities. She specializes in using Structured Literacy techniques as intervention for dyslexia and dysgraphia. Rebecca teaches as an adjunct professor for Walsh University specializing in literacy with a concentration in specific learning disabilities in reading.
Concurrent Session Description
Dyslexia: Understanding the Science and Proven Instructional Approaches
Tracy Weeden and Rebecca Tolson
(Special Ed, Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges, Equity & Inclusion, ELL, Components of Literacy Instruction, Coaching/Instructional Support, General Science of Reading)
Join the presenters for a robust discussion of the science of reading and dyslexia including the key features of the Structured Literacy approach and activities for different levels, including students at risk in literacy for a variety of reasons, such as those from low-income backgrounds or English learners. Current research will be presented to ensure participants have a basic understanding of this common reading disability.
Target Audience: Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School
Education Track(s): Advanced Science of Reading, Equity & Inclusion