Co-sponsored with Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA)
This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. Dr. Mather will address the definition of dyslexia; important lessons from history; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies, including technology, for addressing specific types of reading problems.
Participants should expect to increase their:
1. understanding of the definition and characteristics of dyslexia
2. knowledge of the cognitive and linguistic factors that contribute to dyslexia
3. awareness of assessment techniques for diagnosing dyslexia
4. understanding of reading and spelling development and how instructional methods align with specific developmental levels
5. knowledge of evidence-based instructional methods to improve phonological awareness, reading decoding, spelling, and reading fluency
Audience: Parents and educators of K-12 students.
Nancy Mather, Ph.D., is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. She is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of this test. Other recent books are Comprehensive Evaluations (Mather & Jaffe, 2011) and Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012).
Saturday, March 7, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
Prices - early online registration:
$50 NCBIDA members
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$30 Faculty at PEN Member Schools (Contact us if you don't know your discount code.)
$65 NCBIDA members
$65 PEN members
$40 Faculty at PEN Member Schools
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