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AET Webinar - Structured Literacy: An Overview of What it is and How ETs can Utilize It



This webinar will begin with a summary of dyslexia and reading disorders before diving into the topic of Structured Literacy. After discussing the signs and symptoms of dyslexia and reading challenges, an overview of the Science of Reading and Structed Literacy will be provided, as well as a look at programs recommended by the International Dyslexia Association.  Lastly, a discussion will be held on how Structured Literacy methodologies can be applied within a clinical educational therapy setting.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the signs and symptoms of dyslexia
  • Gain foundational knowledge on Structured Literacy
  • Acquire ideas on how Structured Literacy methods can be incorporated into an educational therapy session


Liz Douge is a CERI Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist and a member of the International Dyslexia Association.  She is a Lecturer in the Department of Special Education at California State University, Northridge.  In addition, she is a trainer/facilitator in Structured Literacy for the AIM Institute for Learning and Research and is a member of her school district’s Literacy Taskforce.  Additionally, Liz is a Professional member of AET (ET/P) who provides clinical intervention to students with Autism, ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Executive Functioning challenges, and a variety of other learning differences.  For the past two years, she has co-chaired AET’s San Gabriel Valley Study Group and has enjoyed teaching in the Educational Therapy program at the university level.  Educationally, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from USC, a Master of Arts in Special Education from Point Loma Nazarene University, and several other teaching credentials and certifications