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Dyslexia Simulation

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA), this simulation will provide insight into dyslexia and how it feels to be dyslexic. 
PBIDA LogoThe simulation begins with a brief discussion of dyslexia, including the neurological basis, the demographics, and the interventions shown through solid research to have a positive impact. Participants then participate in a series of simulated activities that mimic the experiences and processing of those with dyslexia, such as: 
  • Learn to Read, simulates a beginning reading problem
  • Listen to Me, simulates an auditory processing problem
  • Write with Mirrors, simulates a visual-motor and writing problem
  • Alphabet Arithmetic simulates issues with timed tests and memorization
  • Write or Left, simulates a copying and dictation problem
  • "E"asy Spelling, simulates a spelling test with multiple spelling of a sound
This is a free public event, and space is limited, so please RSVP so we know to expect you. 
Important notice: Due to a scheduling conflict, we are postponing this event until January. We will update this page as soon as a date has been confirmed. 
If you would like additional information, please contact Heidi Mozzillo - [email protected] 
Thank you. 
This event qualifies for Act 48 credits. Please consult your school administration for approval and submission for credit. 
Student working and smiling at camera
Student working in class
“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”   ~ International Dyslexia Association                                                                                                                                              
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