Welcome to 2018

Strategies for Struggling Learners


Session Description—Breakout

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Accommodating and Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia, ADHD and Executive Function Issues

What are the tools, simple and complex that will support our students in being successful?  Accommodations can ensure that all students can read at the level of their peers.  That they can write successfully from a content, structure and fluency perspective. They can plan, organize and implement.  Nothing can hold them back.  Now, that said, how do we instruct both the students and educators in successfully implementing and using those resources.  From additional time to text to speech to speech to text to keyboarding to using tools like Notability and Evernote there is much involved in the actual implementation which we will troubleshoot and come up with workable plans for all – parents, students and teachers.


Educational objectives .  Participants will:

  1. Develop a basic understand of dyslexia, ADHD and Executive Function Skills
2 Gather tools to support student success
3 Discover implementable techniques for students and teachers
4 Explore assistive technology supports
5 Develop tools to support parents in supporting their children with dyslexia and above challenges

Elenn’s bio

Elenn Steinberg began her journey into the world of education and literacy eighteen years ago when the school informed her that her son was at risk for reading failure. At that point she had no idea that that journey would result in her becoming a passionate voice for students, a highly skilled reading interventionist, an advocate for families, consultant and a nationally known speaker in the areas of dyslexia, literacy, student self-advocacy and literacy legislation.

As a board member and then president, for six years, of the Rocky Mountain Branch of The International Dyslexia Association, Elenn built parent, family and educator programs that have received acclaim local and national acclaim.  She currently is a co-director of Orton Gillingham International, an organization devoted to training classroom teachers, interventionists and special educators in the Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach to ensure that all teachers are prepared to teach all students to read. She has a non-profit Every Child Reading which serves students with dyslexia identified or not.  She is a member of the Colorado Department of Education Dyslexia Task Force.  In her spare time, she travels, tutors students with dyslexia and advocates for families.