Training and outreach
Key Training and Outreach provides educators, parents, and community members the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of students who have a written language disorder, such as dyslexia. Topics may be selected from our professional development and outreach menu or designed to meet the unique needs of the audience.
Please reach out to Dr. Melanie Royal, Director of Training to schedule one of the sessions below or ask about a personalized training session for your team at email@example.com.
Scholarship opportunities available.
Popular Training Topics
DESCRIPTION: What is it like to have dyslexia?
Participants will rotate through a series of six learning
stations which simulate language-related tasks that
may be encountered in a classroom or workplace.
The simulation, utilizing the Experience Dyslexia©
kit published by the Northern California Branch of
the International Dyslexia Association, allows the
participants to experience some of the frustrations
and challenges faced by people with languagebased
TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents, Teachers,
DOES MY CHILD HAVE DYSLEXIA?
DESCRIPTION: This informative session designed for
parents will review the characteristics, including
early risk factors, of dyslexia and what to do if you
suspect your child may have dyslexia or another
language-based learning disability. The referral
and evaluation process required by federal
statutes in the public schools will be reviewed
briefly, as well as where to attain a private
TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents
PRESCRIPTION: A DOSE OF MULTISENSORY, STRUCTURED LANGUAGE
DESCRIPTION: Texas Education Code §38.003
states that “each school district shall provide for
the treatment of any student determined to have
dyslexia or a related disorder.” What is meant by
“treatment”? This session will review the components
and delivery of instruction from State guidance,
provide an overview of multisensory, structured
language intervention (MSL), and discuss ways
to support students with dyslexia in the general
education classroom based on the strategies of MSL.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Public and Charter School
Teachers and Administrators
TEACHING TOOLBOX: BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS WITH ALL LEARNERS
DESCRIPTION: This training reviews the components
of multisensory, structured language instruction
and provides practical examples of multisensory
teaching to help therapists, teachers, and parents
provide opportunities for student success in
reading, writing, and content area subjects.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers (General and Special
Education), Academic Language Therapists, Parents