WS033: Assessment and Intervention for Students With Specific Reading Disability

Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:30 AM–3:30 PM


This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. The speaker will address the definition of specific reading disability (often referred to as dyslexia); 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.


Nancy Mather, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ