Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Professional Development Focuses on Children with Learning Differences

Two workshops were held for teachers on Monday, that informed and instructed teachers about being effective with students with learning differences.

The morning workshop, led by Karen Tyson, Psy.D., neuropsychologist and chief clinical psychologist at the LD-ADHD Center of Hawai‘i, dealt mainly with ADHD and Autism.

The second, led by Elizabeth Scamahorn and members of the Hawai‘i Dyslsexia Association, put the teachers through a simulation exercise on what it's like being dyslexic. Both sessions were extremely interesting and valuable.

Keana Oliviera, Lei Kurz and Shannon Graves, feel what it's like to be a dyslexic student. 

Natasha Arruda, Connie Kakalia, Erin Cobb-Adams, Jeff Kozak, Andrew Denny and Stephanie Achuara try to complete an exercise while facing obstacles, similar to those faced by dyslexic students.