Assessment of Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities (WS017)

Thursday, February 17, 2022
1:30 PM–4:45 PM

  • CPD: 3
  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. obtain and interpret data-based evidence of (a) poor essential reading and early literacy skills and (b) lack of adequate progress despite generally effective reading instruction;
  2. monitor progress and establish individual student learning goals that are ambitious, meaningful, and attainable; and
  3. use direct assessment of academic skills and data-based evidence of the effectiveness of the instructional context to increase the accuracy of decisions and reduce bias for students from diverse backgrounds.

Description

This workshop presents a model for using formative assessment data within a multitiered system of supports (MTSS) model to make better decisions about students with or at risk for dyslexia. Defining characteristics of dyslexia include (a) poor essential reading and early literacy skills and (b) lack of adequate progress despite generally effective reading instruction. The emphasis will be on a prevention-oriented early intervention model to reduce risk and improve outcomes before students are identified.

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Presenter(s)

Roland H. Good

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