Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Karla O'Brien, exceptional educator and national presenter, will share evidencebased practical practices she has used with her own secondary students to help them close the gap in their literacy skills and overcome the many challenges of dyslexia. Her up-beat personality and passion for improving outcomes for students with dyslexia will excite and motivate you to teach even the most challenged students learn to read. You will also receive an invaluable digital resource handbook filled with dozens of innovative, practical ideas for more effectively helping your students with dyslexia achieve higher outcomes. Karla is the author of DYSLEXIA: Practical Methods to Improve Student Outcomes (Grades 6-12), the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive. Her highly informative and inspiring seminars are filled with practical advice and strategies that you can take back to your classroom and use immediately.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Karla's pace of delivery was fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire seminar. Thank you.”

Karla speaks with such passion and professionalism, and it is clear she loves being not only a teacher of reading but also a teacher of teachers. Thank you for a great seminar!”

I loved every minute of hearing Karla present with such passion and knowledge. Thank you again for such an amazing experience!”

This day has truly been mind-blowing and has changed my entire mindset on teaching reading. I'm so grateful for this gift!!”

My students will benefit greatly from what Karla has taught me about the reading brain and the skills to be an effective teacher of reading.”

“I appreciate that Karla brings the teacher's perspective to her presentations. It's nice when our presenter understands what is actually practical in the classroom.

Of the many PD opportunities I've attended in my career, this was one of the best and gave me actual strategies that I know I will find useful with my students who struggle to read.”