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  • Carol Seidman : Devos?
  • Federica Piccioni : Thank you Ola and Miriam. Great talks and recommendations.
  • Federica Piccioni : Science of reading + art of teaching: this is the key,
  • Federica Piccioni : Re Books: It's important distric will have these books available for children with dyslexia. I know those kids hate go to the school library because the only books they can read are lower grades books.
  • Lisa Scher : what is the difference between LLD and dyslexia?
  • Lisa Scher : Can kids with reading comprehension problems be considered dyslexic even though hey were taught to decode?
  • Federica Piccioni : Dyslexia is not addressed appropriately in our district: still using early reading strategies and repetitive books. What do you attribute that to? And how would go about fixing it?
  • Natalia Linos : Do people with dyslexia also have trouble spelling?
  • Lauren Bozzuto : Why is the diagnosis dyslexia not recognized by the public schools? I know there's a different terminology within the IEP but there is a letter on the Department of Ed saying the diagnosis can be used so curious what the rationale is. Thank you!
  • Lisa Scher : will the slides be available after the presentations?
  • Federica Piccioni : Can you elaborate on the struggles of writing and spelling in children with dyslexia?
  • Steven Ehrenberg : Can you go back to the first slide about Brookline PS and review it?
  • Federica Piccioni : Is Orthon-Gillingham the only approach for children with dyslexia? My son had OG certified therapists in the district and they required him to complete all the 8 parts of the OG lesson in a systematic, sequential and very strict way. He couldn't engaged. Is there another way to follow the OG session?
  • Federica Piccioni : When I asked the school to test my child for dyslexia, the school responded they couldn't test for dyslexia but only for reading disabilities. What's the difference in terms of testing?
  • Federica Piccioni : If intervention is so important in Kindergarten and first grade, why the district is using Reading Recovery during those years who is teaching kids to "guess" the words? I read a lot controversial literature about Reading Recovery approach.
  • SPED-PAC : What is the utility of audio books for children struggling with reading?
  • SPED-PAC : What does a good screener look like? How would you rate Brookline’s current screening and interventions?
  • Lisa Scher : nice hair cut Danna> who did it?
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