This spring the Maryland Assistive Technology Network featured a NEW three-part webinar series focusing on Dyslexia in the classroom.


Title:  Dyslexia – The Elephant in the Room

Understanding, Recognizing and Responding

Description:  The purpose of these three part webinars is to increase the awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia (a specific language learning disability) encounter daily and what we all can do to help.  You will learn of the warning signs of dyslexia, importance of early recognition, impact on society, identification tools, supports and interventions.  It is hoped that this experience will lead to greater empathy and understanding and provide insight into working effectively with and helping these individuals reach success in the educational environment and beyond….

In this webinar series, we will:

  • Understand the recent focus on dyslexia by looking at the history, cost and effect on society, and the journey taken by dyslexic individuals.
  • Define dyslexia and learn how to recognize the signs of dyslexia.
  • Learn of tools to help our dyslexic students.

Part One Recording:

Recorded Thursday, April 6, 2017

Access Part One Materials Here

Part Two Recording:

Recorded Thursday, April 27, 2017

Access Part Two Materials Here

 Part Three Recording:

Recorded Thursday, May 18, 2017

Access Part Three Materials Here



Stephanie Caceres is the Assistive Technology Specialist for Worcester County, where she provides a variety of instructional and technology tools to support students with learning disabilities. She was a middle school Special Education teacher for many years. She has her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Educational Technology.  She has delivered professional development with hands-on simulations to all grade levels where participants experience what it’s like to have dyslexia and then learn what they can do to help their students.

After a short teaching stint in Fairfax, VA, she worked in the private sector for over 20 years where she owned her own technology company and had Hawaii’s dealership for Wang computers, opened a school to teach computer skills/job skills to Native Hawaiians, worked with the government to teach specific software programs, worked for a worldwide government contracting company, and spent seven years as a director of an early learning center with over 100 students.