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Screening for Dyslexia and Other Related Disorders

On Demand

Screening for Dyslexia and Other Related Disorders is a two-hour, self-paced course providing information that includes identification characteristics of a child with dyslexia and the impact it can have on the academic and social life.
This course includes information about the new Missouri Law 635 and how to meet the requirements for screening and professional development beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

No need to travel and lose a day of teaching or other training -- complete the training in two hours from work or home!  


  • Module One: What is Dyslexia?
  • Module Two: The Big 5 of Reading Instruction
  • Module Three: Assessments and Screenings
  • Module Four: Support Strategies and Interventions

Course Development

The modules for this series were developed using principles of  effective technology engagement and evidence-based practices in the area  of dyslexia. The self-paced modules were developed to be easy for  teachers and other school personnel to access while providing  high-quality information. The modules were developed by the authors and  then were vetted by experts in the areas of literacy, curriculum  development, research in literacy, and dyslexia. Following  modifications, the final model was piloted prior to final publication.

Course Developers

Erica Lembke, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Department of Special Education at the  University of Missouri. Her research interests include developing  strategies to improve special education students’ academic performance and progress monitoring in basic academic skills for elementary, middle, and secondary students. She has served as a PI or Co-PI on federal  grants totally close to $9.3 million. She provides numerous workshops and technical assistance related to intervention and data-based  decision-making. In addition, she is one of the primary leads on the development of the Evidence-Based Intervention network ( math briefs. Prior to joining the faculty at Mizzou, she was an elementary special education teacher for 6 years in Iowa, including teaching Title I reading.

Jennifer Kuehnle, M.Ed is the eLearning Course Development Coordinator and Instructional Specialist for the eMINTS National Center at the University of Missouri Columbia. She combines her love of  integrating research-based instructional technology practices and  special education to assist in the development of programs and courses for teachers across the country. Prior to eMINTS, she taught for 15  years in an elementary school in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Cost: $30/participant
Discounts for school/district purchasing 10 or more seats available, for more information call 573-884-7202 or email

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