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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: 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 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 5, 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 4, 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
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Aaron Blevins, Director of Our Dyslexic Children
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  Aaron Blevins, Director of Our Dyslexic Children. For more info on Our Dyslexic Children: https://ourdyslexicchildren.com/home For more info on Dyslexia Live : https://www.facebook.com/dyslexialive/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
56:01
May 17, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Dr. Dyslexia Dude, Shawn Robinson
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. Dyslexia Dude, Shawn Robinson. For more info on Dr. Dyslexia Dude: https://drdyslexiadude.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
01:09:06
May 3, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Negotiation
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 Julie McKinley, Co-Founder,  and one of our Board Directors of The Dyslexia Initiative.   Julie is a mother of a child with Dyslexia.   She is a fierce advocate for children with learning disabilities.  She serves on the Special Education Committee at Plano ISD.  Julie works for Frito Lay and serves as President of the Employee Resource Group (ERG) EnAble. Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
01:23:52
April 12, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Math with guest Chris Woodin
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 Chris Woodin of Woodin Math.   You can learn more about Woodin Math here:   https://www.woodinmath.com/ Find out more about Landmark School: https://www.landmarkschool.org/elementary-middle/academics/woodin-math The book Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part, Visual Learner by Chris Woodin: https://www.landmarkoutreach.org/product/multiplication-and-division-fact-for-the-whole-to-part-visual-learner/ Subscribe to Chris Woodin’s YouTube channel to view a large collection of Woodin Math Instructional Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYnlx2w7EX4jigFUqT2XVOA?view_as=public Read the article from the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity “Demystifying Math Struggles & Identifying Strategies to Help”: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/educators/instruction/math-introduction/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Christopher Woodin Chris has been with Landmark School since 1986. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently the mathematics department head at the Landmark Elementary/Middle School. Chris has published several articles, including one through the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. "Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part Visual Learner" is his latest book. Chris presents internationally on topics involving multimodal math instruction and learning disabilities.
01:17:36
April 5, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Gratitude and Grace
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!   Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
59:33
March 22, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guests Marvilene Hagopian & Terri Henning discuss Reading First
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 Marvilene Hagopian and Terri Henning discuss Reading First Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
01:15:31
March 15, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guests Marion Waldman & Faith Borkowsky from Teach My Kid to Read
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 Marion Waldman & Faith Borkowsky from Teach My Kid to Read. You can learn more about Teach My Kid to Read here: https://www.facebook.com/teachmykidtoread/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
55:59
March 8, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with Dr. Jill Allor
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 Dr. Jill Allor. You can learn more about Dr. Jill Allor here: http://www.jillallor.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Dr. Jill Allor is a professor and chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning. She received her Ed.D. in special education with an emphasis on reading and reading disabilities from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1996. A former special education teacher, her research is school-based and focuses on reading acquisition for students with and without disabilities, including students with learning disabilities or intellectual disabilities. Prior to arriving at SMU in 2004, she held faculty appointments at Florida State University and Louisiana State University. Dr. Allor is the author or co-author of numerous articles and several curricular materials. She was awarded the 2000 Award for Outstanding Research by the Council on Learning Disabilities and is the co-recipient of the Best Article in Learning Disabilities Research and Practice for 1999. She is also the co-recipient of the 1999 Outstanding Proud Project, which was awarded by the Learning Disabilities Association of America. She has delivered numerous teacher/staff development programs on a wide variety of topics, including peer tutoring, early literacy development, phonemic awareness instruction, literacy assessment, and other literacy instructional techniques.
01:11:13
February 16, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk with guest Tiffany James with Nessy discussing the film Mical
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.  We will be talking about the movie Mical. 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.
50:56
February 9, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Mindfulness & Dyslexia with Dr. Ann Friedman
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. Ann Friedman. You can learn more about Dr. Ann Friedman here: https://www.mindfulbeinghouston.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Ann Friedman, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Counseling Psychology Graduate Program for over ten years. Ann holds both a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston. She completed her Residency in Clinical Psychology at U.T. Medical School and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.
01:13:23
January 26, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Self Advocacy with Jake Sussman
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 Jake Sussman of the Forgotten Child. You can learn more about Jake Sussman here: https://www.jakesussmanlive.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Jake Sussman is a mission driven advocate dedicated to ensuring the evolution of today's modern day public educational system. Having overcome early childhood isolation and abandonment from the failed system, he now facilitates conversations across the U.S. to develop a strategy to support the unique and powerful potential of the LD community. A passionate young leader, Jake Sussman tactfully builds bridges between parents, teachers, policy makers and students, and is truly a force for bringing brighter future.
01:17:43
January 20, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Self Advocacy with Dean Bragonier of NoticeAbility
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 Dean Bragonier of NoticeAbility. You can learn more about Dean Bragonier here: https://www.noticeability.org/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Dean Bragonier is a social entrepreneur in the EdTech space. Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia, Dean became an advocate for learning and disability equality and has founded, managed, and served on the boards of organizations working to create systemic change in this field. As the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility, Dean leads a collaborative team from Harvard University, Tufts University, and the Carroll School that is building curricula designed to offer authentic inquiry experiences in vocational subjects that cater to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind.
57:57
January 12, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: The School Year is Half Over, Now What?
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!  We are half way through the school year... now what?  Today we talk about planning for the rest of the year, and then some. Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
01:05:31
January 5, 2020
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Let's Talk Dyslexia Programs with Lois Letchford
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 Lois Letchford.  We will be discussing dyslexia programs. You can learn more about Lois Letchford here: https://www.loisletchford.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb FOR THE PAST TWENTY YEARS, Lois Letchford has been a literacy problem solver. Specializing in teaching children who struggle with learning to read, her creative teaching methods vary depending on the reading ability of the student, employing age-appropriate, rather than reading-age-appropriate, material. Lois’s non-traditional background, multi-continental exposure, and passion for helping failing students equip her with a unique skill set and perspective. Lois is a literacy spokesperson for struggling learners who have failed behind in the traditional classroom. Through coaching and workshops at international conferences, TV appearances, and highly-rated radio stations, she uses her own story in Reversed: A Memoir to teach educators and parents how to create flexible learning environments using comprehensive and innovative teaching methods. Originally a physical education teacher, she later completed a Master's in Literacy and Reading from the State University of New York at Albany. Lois has presented her work at SPELD in Australia, the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children, the Spring Festival of Children's Literature in Maryland, and Ireland International Conference on Education. She is a member of the Australian College of Education. Reversed: A Memoir (Acorn Publishing), the story of her son's—and her own—learning disability, is her first book.
01:00:09
December 15, 2019
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Why is Advocating for Dyslexia so Hard?
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 will talk about how and why the system is broken, why goal benchmarks are set so low, and how Endrew F. impacts our world. Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
48:27
December 8, 2019
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Demystifying Phonemic Awareness vs Phonological Awareness
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 demystifying phonemic and phonological awareness.     Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
50:23
November 24, 2019
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Balanced Literacy v Structured Literacy with 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.  We will discuss the difference in Balanced Literacy and Structured Literacy and why Structured Literacy is the only way to go. You can learn more about Faith Borkowsky here: https://highfiveliteracy.com/ Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb Faith Borkowsky is the founder of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching with over thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher, reading and learning specialist, regional literacy coach, administrator, and tutor. Ms. Borkowsky is Orton-Gillingham trained and is a Wilson Certified Dyslexia Practitioner listed on the International Dyslexia Association's Provider Directory. She provides professional development for teachers and school districts, as well as parent workshops, presentations, and private consultations. Ms. Borkowsky is the author of the award-winning book, Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent's Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention. She is also a board member of Teach My Kid to Read, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support and empower students, teachers, and parents through education so all kids, including those with dyslexia, learn to read.
01:07:55
November 17, 2019
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: 504 vs IDEA, Accommodations vs Modifications, & Goals
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 discussing the difference in 504 v IDEA, what are Accommodations & Modifications, and where do goals come into play and how do goals work? Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
38:25
November 10, 2019
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Assistive Technology
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 discussing Assistive Technology and why it is important for our children, but not at the expense of remediation. Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
33:34
November 3, 2019
Dyslexia Coffee Talk: Who is The Dyslexia Initiative?
Come join us for a cup of coffee and a conversation.  We are so excited to launch this series!  Each Coffee Talk will be a different subject.  We will discuss various topics about dyslexia, remediation advocacy, and all other areas relating to dyslexia.  In our first episode we introduce you to some of our people and talk about The Dyslexia Initiative. Host: Ashley Roberts & Enid Webb
39:02
October 27, 2019