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Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.

Dyslexia Expert and Advocate

Kelli is the co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She is the past-president of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, as well as a board member of the Southern California Library Literacy Network (SCLLN). Dr. Kelli is trained in Orton-Gillingham and is a certified Special Education Advocate. She is the co-Producer of Dyslexia for a Day and a popular blogger and speaker about all things dyslexia. Kelli has presented at numerous conferences as well as provided professional development for k-12 teachers. She received her doctorate in Literacy with a specialization in reading and dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego.

Posts

  • Literacy
    To help beginning readers grasp the difference between written and spoken language, start with the meaning of the words rather than their syllabic breakdown.
  • Literacy
    Introduce your students to the world of etymology and morphemes as they become linguistic detectives solving the mysteries of those puzzling "sight words."
  • Literacy
    In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.