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Dyslexia Coffee Talk

Dyslexia Coffee Talk

By The Dyslexia Initiative
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative.

Come join us for a cup of coffee and a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! Each Coffee Talk will be a different subject. We will discuss various topics about dyslexia, remediation advocacy, and all other areas relating to dyslexia.

Host: Ashley Roberts
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Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Kerry Yonushonis
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with The Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Kerry Yonushonis of Kerry on Coaching. Kerry is a marathon swimmer, a therapist, a dyslexic and the mother of a dyslexic child, using her insights and gifts to work with dyslexic families and children.  We discuss mental health for our community, including anxiety and depression, as well as advice for families whose children are struggling with their emotions in the school environment.   Host: Ashley Roberts
58:26
February 22, 2022
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Faith Borkowsky
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with The Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Faith Borkowsky of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching.  This episode is all about Faith's recent blog, “Lynbrook Leads the Way on Long Island!" This district is voluntarily changing their reading curriculum to ensure ALL children get the right start. Faith states that it is "such an honor to be the district’s literacy consultant for this monumental change." Host: Ashley Roberts
01:05:33
February 22, 2022
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Josh Clark
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with The Dyslexia Initiative.  Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Josh Clark.  Josh is an educator and the head of The Schenck School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a board member for the International Dyslexia Association.  Dyslexic himself, and the father of dyslexic children, Josh has incredible insight on today's education challenges, and great advice for parents. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:06:37
February 22, 2022
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Maggie Spire discussing The Pipeline To Prison
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Maggie Spire. Maggie is an educator who shifted from elementary education to working as an educator in our prison system.  We discuss the pipeline to prison and how she worked with the prisoners to help them break the cycle. Host: Ashley Roberts
54:37
January 31, 2022
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Natalie Wexler
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Natalie Wexler. Natalie is the author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System--and How to Fix It (Avery 2019) & Co-author with Judith C. Hochman of The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades (Jossey-Bass 2017).  Please check out her website at www.nataliewexler.com.  Host: Ashley Roberts
59:26
January 15, 2022
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Don Winn
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Don Winn. Don is the author of Raising a Child With Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs To Know.  We will discuss his book and the journey of raising a dyslexic child.  Don can also be found on DonWinn.com.  Host: Ashley Roberts
01:04:17
November 14, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Mads Johan Øgaard
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Mads Johan Øgaard. Mads is a Special Education teacher, an artist with an award winning animated short called I am Dyslexic, and he is dyslexic himself. Sit back as we discuss Mads' journey.  Host: Ashley Roberts
43:04
November 07, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guests Dr. Shawn Robinson and Tony Cina
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Dr. Shawn Robinson and Tony Cina. Sit back as we discuss adult literacy.  Host: Ashley Roberts
01:21:16
October 24, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Sherri Lucas-Hall
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! Join us while we talk to educator Sherri Lucas-Hall of Designed To Teach Tutoring Services.  Sherri is a former Balanced Literacy teacher who discovered the Science of Reading via LETrS and is not looking back.  She shares her insights and lessons learned with us. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:08:44
October 17, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Special Edition - THE DADS TAKE OVER
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are turning it over to the DADS. Sit back as we discuss dyslexia, comedy, life, and more.  Host: Ashley Roberts
01:08:18
October 11, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Liz Miele
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Liz Miele. Sit back as we discuss dyslexia, comedy, life, and more.  Host: Ashley Roberts
01:04:08
October 10, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Elizabeth Hamblet
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Elizabeth Hamblet. Sit back as we discuss 504s / IEPs, accommodations, disability services, and more. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:29:52
October 03, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Lets Talk About Fluency with Dr. Hasbrouck
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Dr. Hasbrouck. Sit back as we discuss fluency - what it is and how it can be assessed. Host: Ashley Roberts
51:56
September 26, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Mama Bears Talk Dyslexia
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by some fierce #MamaBears. Sit back as we gather together to talk about the real life advocating for our dyslexic children.  This is a no holds barred conversation. You can learn more about Jennifer Opal here: https://www.jenniferopal.co/ Host: Ashley Roberts 
01:53:45
May 29, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Jennifer Opal
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Jennifer Opal. Sit back as we discusses tech, being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and that inclusion in the workplace will create diversity once employees feel that they are safe to be themselves. You can learn more about Jennifer Opal here: https://www.jenniferopal.co/ Host: Ashley Roberts 
01:17:16
May 08, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Carla Siravo
Welcome   to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk Carla Siravo joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts
40:11
April 11, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Dr. Dale Webster
Welcome   to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee   Talk Dr. Dale Webster joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:05:30
March 28, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Peter Wright
Welcome   to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee   Talk Peter Wright joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:10:01
March 21, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest William Van Cleave
Welcome   to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee   Talk William Van Cleave joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:01:32
March 07, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Peggy Stern of Super D!ville
Welcome   to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk Peggy Stern joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:16:21
February 21, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: A Parent's Perspective on Due Process with Amy Traynor
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia   Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation. We are so excited to have you join us! On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee   Talk Amy Traynor joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:00:10
February 14, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Dr. David Kilpatrick
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk Dr. David Kilpatrick joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is a professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.
57:45
January 12, 2021
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Dr. Louisa Moats
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk Dr. Louisa Moats joins us. http://www.louisamoats.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Louisa Moats, Ed.D., has been a teacher, psychologist, researcher, graduate school faculty member, and author of many influential scientific journal articles, books, and policy papers on the topics of reading, spelling, language, and teacher preparation. She began her professional career as a neuropsychology technician and teacher of students with learning disabilities. She earned her Master’s degree at Peabody College of Vanderbilt and her doctorate in Reading and Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Moats spent four years as site director of the NICHD Early Interventions Project in Washington, DC.  This longitudinal, large-scale project was conducted through the University of Texas, Houston under the direction of Barbara Foorman. It investigated the causes and remedies for reading failure in high-poverty urban schools.  Dr. Moats spent the previous fifteen years in private practice as a licensed psychologist in Vermont, specializing in evaluation and consultation with individuals of all ages who experienced learning problems in reading and language.  In addition to LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), Dr. Moats’ books include Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers (Brookes Publishing); Spelling: Development, Disability, and Instruction (York Press); Straight Talk About Reading (with Susan Hall, Contemporary Books), and Basic Facts About Dyslexia (with Karen Dakin, International Dyslexia Association).  She is well known for authoring the American Federation of Teachers’ “Teaching Reading is Rocket Science.” Dr. Moats is Consultant Advisor to Sopris West Educational Services for Literacy Research and Professional Development.  She is focusing on the improvement of teacher preparation and professional development. She is Vice President of the International Dyslexia Association.
52:14
December 13, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Emily Hanford
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk Emily Hanford joins us. Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Emily Hanford is a senior education correspondent at APM Reports, part of American Public Media. She has been working in public media for more than two decades as a reporter, producer, editor, news director, and program host. Hanford has been at American Public Media since 2008 where she produces education documentaries that air on public radio stations nationwide and can also be heard on the Educate podcast. She has written and produced content for many news outlets,  including NPR, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Monthly, and PBS NewsHour. Her work has won numerous honors, including a duPont-Columbia Award, a Casey Medal, and awards from EWA and The Associated Press. In 2017, Hanford won the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. She is a frequent speaker and moderator and is the host of the Ways & Means podcast. She graduated from Amherst College. Check out Emily’s groundbreaking reports: Hard Words September 10, 2018 https://www.apmreports.org/episode/2018/09/10/hard-words-why-american-kids-arent-being-taught-to-read?fbclid=IwAR1mL9Z9aC27_ra6oWRFolaE90SJDKqWbYMr-mwAOCKjTguaqDmIDMfk4N8 At a Loss for Words August 22, 2019 https://www.apmreports.org/episode/2019/08/22/whats-wrong-how-schools-teach-reading?fbclid=IwAR1K8P4eh2759JJ61Az25WgALr8ulKHSCpNoGQj0pMSrgbPJ2uWoA2TyVUQ What the Words Say August 6, 2020 https://www.apmreports.org/episode/2020/08/06/what-the-words-say?fbclid=IwAR1nohgTg3ICkigwOAik8RU8kZ-6q70tQ1li2WTrhsNNhDRwg4ER_w83XpY
56:30
December 06, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Dr. Maryanne Wolf
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk Dr. Maryanne Wolf joins us. Maryanne Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.  Previously she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.  She is the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (2007, HarperCollins),Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (Edited; York, 2001), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century(2016, Oxford University Press), and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (August 2018, HarperCollins). https://www.maryannewolf.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
48:54
November 21, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: How Strengths Can be Gifts with Zach Senkeresty
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Zach Senkeresty.
01:15:12
October 05, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Tiffany James of Nessy
Welcome to Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Tiffany James of Nessy.   You can learn more about Tiffany James\Nessy here: https://www.nessy.com/us/ You can learn more about Mical here: https://www.micalthefilm.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb The founder and CEO of The Reading Center is dyslexic entrepreneur Tiffany James. Inspired by the love of teaching early literacy by her grandmother Charlene Gnagy, Ms. James founded a tutoring practice  in Texas in 2003 to help struggling readers. This practice evolved into The Reading Center which has developed a reputation as a center for excellence for dyslexia intervention, screening, and information. Ms. James has been an educator for more than 25 years. A former kindergarten teacher by trade, she is  certified reading tutor, a reading specialist, qualified dyslexia screener, and a dyslexia specialist. Because of her cross training and expertise in both reading program implementation for general readers, extensive knowledge of screening and instructional grouping, and her specialty in dyslexia,  Ms. James is a sought after consultant. Her knowledge and expertise in dyslexia identification, standardized testing, progress monitoring, and dyslexia advocacy, keep her in demand by both individual families looking for help and advice, and schools and school districts endeavoring to build successful literacy programs. Before beginning The Reading Center, a visual artist herself, she founded and ran two successful art focused businesses in Texas. A mural and decorative arts company for children’s rooms, and a popular summer fine arts day camp for children 5-12 years of age.
01:06:32
September 28, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: A Reality Check with guest Faith Borkowsky
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.  We are so excited to have you join us!  On this week's episode of Dyslexia Coffee Talk we are joined by Faith Borkowsky of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching.  This will be an INCREDIBLE, EYE OPENING and frank discussion on balanced literacy curriculum providers like Lucy Calkins’s Teachers College promoting that they can serve our dyslexic population. Oh, and did you catch Faith Borkowsky’s blog on the subject? If not, it’s POWERFUL!! Read it here: https://highfiveliteracy.com/2020/09/11/a-reality-check-on-the-intersection-of-dyslexia-and-the-reading-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR1H7cFO95kT1sclCwpbAjfDvZjdP1-krzrd6QmH6KJ76oj35UwrlnMEQx8 You can also follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highfiveliteracy
01:22:60
September 21, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Let's Talk Endrew F. with Holly Terrell, Special Education Attorney
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us. Sit back as we discusses tech, being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and that inclusion in the workplace will create diversity once employees feel that they are safe to be themselves. Host: Ashley Roberts
01:03:13
September 17, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: What is FAPE? A Conversation with SpEd Attorney Holly Terrell, Part 2
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us. Sit back as we discusses tech, being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and that inclusion in the workplace will create diversity once employees feel that they are safe to be themselves. Host: Ashley Roberts
20:24
June 05, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: What is FAPE? A Conversation with SpEd Attorney Holly Terrell, Part 1
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us. Sit back as we discusses tech, being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and that inclusion in the workplace will create diversity once employees feel that they are safe to be themselves. Host: Ashley Roberts 
42:19
June 04, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Do you have to sign the IEP / 504 at the table? Holly Terrell, Special Education Attorney
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us!  Sit back as we discusses tech, being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and that inclusion in the workplace will create diversity once employees feel that they are safe to be themselves. Host: Ashley Roberts 
20:07
May 29, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Understanding Diagnostic Scores with a Bell Curve
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us!  Sit back as we discusses tech, being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and that inclusion in the workplace will create diversity once employees feel that they are safe to be themselves. Host: Ashley Roberts 
23:48
May 21, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Organizing Your Child's 504 / IEP Documents
Welcome to Dyslexia Coffee Talk with the Dyslexia Initiative. Grab your coffee and join us for a conversation.   We are so excited to have you join us. Sit back as we discusses tech, being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and that inclusion in the workplace will create diversity once employees feel that they are safe to be themselves. Host: Ashley Roberts
44:28
May 18, 2020