Guest Speaker - Beth Moore
Please join us for a special early intervention workshop for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers featuring Beth Moore on Tuesday, August 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the School.
This three-part workshop will include sessions on:
- phonological awareness by Beth Moore. Ms. Moore will share her expertise on to how to teach sound awareness and sound sequencing through the use of creative manipulatives.
- dyslexia and early intervention presented by Schenck School reading specialists. Our specialists will discuss the latest research on children who struggle with the prerequisites of reading. They also will share some of the latest brain research in the area of reading and tips on how to identify the "red flags" of dyslexia.
- handwriting and motor skills with young learners presented by Schenck School occupational therapists. Our occupational therapists will discuss how to help students who struggle with motor issues, sensory integration, and letter formation.
The session will conclude with a question and answer time with Beth Moore and the Schenck School reading specialists.
Breakfast and snacks will be provided.
The workshop is $15 per person.
Beth Moore is a specialist in reading readiness and in handwriting, its development stages, fine motor skills, and the critical role it plays in reinforcing reading, spelling, and written language. She has presented at the International Dyslexia Association and the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators conferences.Her book, Readiness for Reading, is as a result of working for eighteen years with five to seven-year-old children at a private school in Baltimore for dyslexic students. She realized that current readiness materials to prepare children for their reading journey, especially those children who learn differently, were incomplete. There were some fine phonological awareness books, some visual training ones, but nothing that really addressed the kinesthetic component, developing writing readiness. By combining these three learning channels, the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, into a multi-sensory whole, she organized a step-by-step progression of skills necessary for success in beginning reading.