Experience Dyslexia is the latest version of the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia's (NCBIDA) popular learning disabilities simulation. The simulation is a hands-on activity that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with this language-based learning disability. The updated simulation provides a lively, thought-provoking activity for teachers, parents, or anyone interested in better understanding the lives of individuals with dyslexia.
What happens during a simulation?
Participants rotate among six learning stations that simulate language-related tasks that may be encountered in the classroom and workplace. Station leaders guide participants through each 10-minute station.
Station 1: Learn to Read simulates a beginning reading problem
Station 2: Listen to Me simulates an auditory figure-ground problem
Station 3: Write with Mirrors simulates a visual-motor and writing problem
Station 4: Name That Letter simulates a letter-word identification problem
Station 5: Write or Left simulates a copying and writing problem
Station 6: Hear and Spell simulates an auditory discrimination problem
"I found it extremely eye-opening to put myself in the shoes of a dyslexic learner. I thought I had an idea what students with dyslexia felt, but I really didn't. I was frustrated when doing the tasks and can only imagine what a student with dyslexia must feel every day."
- A participant in the simulation
Thursday, March 13, 2014.
7 pm - 9 pm.
Location: The Bay School, 35 Keyes Ave., San Francisco 94129.
Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join
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$30 for non-member registration.
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