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Understanding Dyslexia by Zara Mirza

Dyslexia Specialist Zara Mirza Awan explored Understanding Dyslexia in this interactive webinar workshop worldwide.

To all Parents, Educators, and Advocates

We are pleased to invite you to watch the replay of our recent webinar on Understanding Dyslexia. This webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of dyslexia, including its causes, symptoms, and impact on individuals, families, and society.

Overview

Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects the ability to read, write, and spell. It is not related to intelligence, but rather to the way the brain processes language. Individuals with dyslexia may have difficulty recognizing words, decoding text, and/or spelling. They may also struggle with phonological awareness, phonics, and reading fluency.

To recognize dyslexic learning patterns, some signs may include: difficulty decoding words, slow reading, difficulty with phonological awareness, difficulty with phonics, difficulty with reading fluency, and difficulty with spelling.

Objectives for the “Understanding Dyslexia” webinar:

1. To provide a comprehensive understanding of what dyslexia is and its characteristics.

2. To teach participants how to recognize dyslexic learning patterns in children and adults and to understand the common difficulties faced by individuals with dyslexia.

3. To explore the various support options available across the lifespan for individuals with dyslexia, including educational accommodations, assistive technology, and other interventions.

4. To introduce participants to the concept of evidence-based practice and the importance of using research-supported interventions when working with individuals with dyslexia.

5. To provide participants with practical strategies and resources to support individuals with dyslexia in the classroom, at work, and in daily life.

6. To raise awareness about dyslexia and to promote a better understanding of the needs of individuals with dyslexia, so that they can be supported and included in the community.

7. To encourage the participants to take action and start using the knowledge they have gained during the webinar in their own practice, whether they are parents, educators, or professionals working with individuals with dyslexia.                                                                           

About the Speaker 

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Zara Mirza Awan is a Dyslexia and Literacy Specialist with over 17 years of experience working with children with dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and specific language impairments. She holds a postgraduate certificate in Language, Literacies, and Dyslexia from the University of Birmingham and is currently pursuing her Master of Education in Inclusion and Special Education Needs, specializing in Children with Autism at the same university. Zara is trained in Orton-Gillingham and proficient in the use of Colorful Semantics, COGx, and the SCERTS model. She is a passionate advocate for the autism community and an inclusion board member for Kings’ School. Zara is an Associate Member of The British Dyslexia Association and a Member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with SpLD (PATOSS-UK). Her current research interest is in increasing the reliable and effective representation of complex needs autistics in the current narrative of the Neurodiversity Movement.

We hope that the information shared in this webinar will help you better understand dyslexia and the ways in which it affects individuals with this condition. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Does your child need our support? WhatsApp us at 0501466319.

Thank you for your interest in understanding dyslexia and we hope you find the webinar informative and valuable.

Enjoy watching!

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