WORKSHOP: Understanding Dyslexia

Brenda Fitzgerald

Brenda Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Masters of Education in Early Childhood and an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She is certified as a Reading Specialist k-12, has a Reading Endorsement and is Orton-Gillingham trained. Brenda is a 1999 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year. She is a former teacher and presently serves as the Executive Director for Georgia Educational Training Agency.

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The National Institutes of Health state that dyslexia affects 15% of the population. It is often misdiagnosed. Signs of Dyslexia may include the following: slow in acquiring reading skills, omits, substitutes and guesses at words, oral reading is slow and laborious, does not like to read, disastrous spelling, messy handwriting, and trouble reading math word problems. Specific signs of dyslexia will vary from person to person. If this sounds like someone you know we invite you to please join us as we discuss dyslexia and solutions for your struggling reader.