A Process Oriented Approach for Identifying and Remediating Reading Disabilities

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the pitfalls of traditional intelligence test measures, and how to distinguish between tests that measure thinking vs knowing.
  2. introduce the concept of diagnostic achievement tests that identifies multiple subtypes of reading disorders, and how to best integrate these scores with neurocognitive theory
  3. introduce the Discrepancy Consistency Method as an evidence-based means to both identify and remediate reading disorders in children using specific case-study examples.


This workshop will describe how practitioners can use a pattern of strengths and weaknesses (PSW) model for SLD eligibility determination in order to identify reading disorders and dyslexia in children. There will be a discussion on identifying specific neurocognitive processes in a more efficient and reliable manner, consistent with IDEA parameters and most state mandates. Specific case examples will be shared, along with scores of interventions to best meet the needs of the learner.



Steven G. Feifer, Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center
Jack A. Naglieri, University of Virginia

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