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Unraveling Dyslexia: A Closer Look at the GaDOE Dyslexia Video Series (#1 What is Dyslexia?)

October 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Information referenced in the webinar by Dr. Sayeski:
1. Dehaene’s presentation on the brain
2. Dyslexia: Cultural Diversity and Biological Unity 

The International Dyslexia Association Georgia, The Reading League Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Education have partnered to bring you this live webinar. This event is FREE and OPEN to all. Certificates of Attendance will be available for registrants who complete a post-webinar knowledge check/survey form.

To learn more about all upcoming webinars in this 4-webinar series,  go to the “Unraveling Dyslexia” collection:


The four-part GaDOE Dyslexia Video Series was developed through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Education and the Mary Frances Early College of Education at the University of Georgia. In each webinar, Dr. Sayeski will “unravel” the content presented in each video. Dr. Sayeski and Dr. Lindstrom will then answer questions to further clarify the information presented and provide guidance on how best to support students with dyslexia in the school setting.

The series begins with Video 1: “What is Dyslexia?” This video provides an overview of commonly used definitions of dyslexia and delineates characteristics that may be present from early childhood through the upper elementary grades. In addition, dyslexia-related myths are dispelled along with a peek inside the reading brain.



Dr. Sayeski is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education and co-director of the dyslexia certificate and endorsement programs at the University of Georgia (UGA). Dr. Sayeski received her doctorate in special education from the University of Virginia in 2000. Before joining the faculty at UGA, Dr. Sayeski held appointments at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University. Her professional and research interests include identifying exemplary practices related to teacher development and determining effective instructional practices for students with learning disabilities, particularly in reading instruction and intervention.

Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom joined the Teaching and Learning team at GaDOE in September 2021 as the Statewide Dyslexia Coordinator to assist our state as we lift awareness of dyslexia and create stronger, evidence-based supports for students who are experiencing difficulties while learning to read and write. Dr. Lindstrom’s leadership and guidance will ensure that our students get the “best of the best” from our teachers and schools. Dr. Lindstrom continues to serve as Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education, and as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. At UGA, Dr. Lindstrom directs ongoing research focusing on identification of dyslexia and other learning disabilities, issues surrounding the provision of accommodations to individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, and early literacy with a focus on teacher training and the use of research-based methodologies for improving student performance.

View the 4-webinar series “Unraveling Dyslexia” collection here:

Here are the individual links to all four webinar registration pages:







October 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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