Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia: Assessment, Prevention, and Highly Successful Interventions

Posted: April 13, 2017

Program Description

The presentation will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. This knowledge will be used to design more educationally relevant assessments and to guide intervention recommendations. Studies consistently show that the most commonly used reading interventions provide limited benefits. However, research has also shown that there are approaches that yield very large and sustained reading gains for weak readers.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will understand how typical readers learn to read and why many students do not develop these skills.
  2. Participants will learn how to craft an evaluation designed to understand precisely why a student struggles in reading that will lead to meaningful intervention suggestions.
  3. Participants will become aware of the most effective forms of intervention for poor word-level reading skills.

FEE: Members – Free ($75 yearly membership payable to DCASP), Guests – $25 payable at meeting.

For Act 48 credits please register on WebReg/My Learning Plan. The fee for Act 48 credits is $15, which can only be paid online through WebReg/My Learning Plan. If you do not require ACT48 credits, you do not need to register for this event.

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FOR INFORMATION: Call 215-853-1499 or email:

NOTE:  The Delaware County Association of School Psychologists is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware County Association of School Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program(s). Certificates for three contact hours will be available.

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