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Katy Independent School District

Shafer Elementary

Dyslexia Intervention Program

Susan Norman

As is the case with the other support teachers, I wear many hats. Not only do I teach the Dyslexia Intervention Program for students identified with dyslexia, but I also provide additional small-group support for both math and reading. This is my twenty second year in education, and almost half of my career has been in the position of Reading Specialist. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education) from the University of Houston in 1991, and my Master’s Degree in Reading & Language Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, in 2001. I also received my Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher certifications at that time. In addition to my elementary education certifications, I also hold ESL, Early Childhood, and Library Media Specialist certifications. As a classroom teacher, I’ve taught kindergarten, second, fourth, and fifth grades; I’ve also served as a Curriculum Specialist and ESOL specialist.

Dyslexia has played a huge role in my life, and I take my job as a dyslexia interventionist very seriously. I've included a few links that may be helpful to those who are trying to find out more information about Dyslexia. The first link is a district-created PowerPoint that gives a lot of information about what dyslexia is--as well as how the dyslexia referral process works. At the end of the PowerPoint is a video from YouTube that profiles famous people with dyslexia.

 Parent and Teacher Dyslexia PowerPoint

I also want to include a link to the Neuhaus Education Center, "a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to the prevention of reading failure."

Neuhaus Education Center

 Other helpful links:

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