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Basic Facts about Assessment of Dyslexia: Testing for Teaching (K-12 and Adult)

Dates: August 4, 5, 2016
Times: 8:30am-4:30pm (workshops begins promptly at 8:30am)

This training will provide:
• the definition of dyslexia, a language-based learning disability, and reading disorders;
• information about the prevalence of dyslexia and reading disorders;
• a review of the federal special education law, IDEIA 2004, and its criteria for identification and remediation of diagnosed specific learning disabilities including dyslexia;
• a discussion of the new DSM-5 with information about assessment of specific learning disorders;
• a discussion of different types of assessment including universal screening, progress monitoring, outcomes testing, and in-depth diagnostic or clinical assessment;
• a component model of assessment of dyslexia and reading disorders focused on symptoms of dyslexia and language-based specific learning disabilities;
• suggested standardized assessment measures to assess differential symptoms of phonological core deficits in specific language-based learning disorders and dyslexia including phonemic awareness, phonological or language-based memory, and rapid automatic naming;
• suggested standardized assessment measures to assess phonics accuracy and automaticity, decoding, fluency, comprehension, spelling, writing, and receptive vocabulary;
• opportunities for hands-on examination and review of suggested standardized testing instruments used to assess phonological processing, reading, spelling, and writing;
• test kits commonly used for diagnosis of reading disorders will be on site and available for examination, observation, and supervised professional practice during the course;
• a brief overview of intellectual or cognitive assessment and math assessment; however, these tests will not be part of the supervised practice;
• diagnostic information to create remediation and accommodation plans for student with reading, spelling, and writing difficulties;
• sample case studies for elementary, middle school, high school, college level, and adult;
• professional and ethical guidelines governing the use of standardized assessment measures.

Important Information:

$325. $275 if two or more register from the same school or school district. The workshops include a light breakfast upon arrival, a mid morning snack and lunch. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

One graduate credit is available for $50 for the two day workshop. Payment is made to Endicott College on the first day of class.

15 Professional Development Points

ASSESSMENT: Basic Facts About Assessment of Dyslexia: Testing for Teaching (2014), Susan C. Lowell, Rebecca H. Felton, and Pamela E. Hook, Baltimore, MD: The International Dyslexia Association.

Register Early - Limited Enrollment

The Reading Institute
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

July 14, 2016

Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.

Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T.,
is a Fulbright Professor, directs Educational Therapy Associates specializing in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disorders and providing
educational evaluations, consultations, and advocacy. Ms. Lowell is a Simmons College adjunct faculty instructor in the graduate program, Language and Literacy. Ms. Lowell served as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and President of The North Carolina Branch of IDA. Ms. Lowell served on a research project
at Duke University as a reading and literacy consultant and was appointed to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine as a Clinical Educational Diagnostician. Ms. Lowell serves as an Associate to the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children of the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State, working as a reading consultant for
the international schools. Ms. Lowell is a published author and an internationally recognized expert on specific learning disabilities including dyslexia. She has been a keynote speaker, symposium chair, and invited speaker at international and national conferences.