What is it like to have dyslexia? How does it affect your daily life?
Experience Dyslexia® is the latest version of NCBIDA’s popular learning disabilities simulation, a hands-on experience that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with this language-based learning disability. This updated version of the simulation provides a lively, thought-provoking activity for teachers, parents, students or anyone interested in better understanding the lives of individuals with dyslexia.
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
The simulation has been shown to be an effective teaching tool. A 2008 study from researchers at Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) using materials from the NCBIDA simulation clearly showed that participation increased awareness of dyslexia among teachers-in-training.
Location: RIST Hall at Mercy High School, 3250 19th Ave, San Francisco
7-9 PM, Thursday, October 27th, 2011