Implementation of the new Missouri state dyslexia law begins this school year. To support school districts in this work, Dr. David Kilpatrick will present in Columbia, Missouri on October 12. Dr. Kilpatrick’s book, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, will be the focus of this presentation to address how children learn to read and why some children struggle. This book is used by DESE and the RPDC Dyslexia Consultants as a source of information and study. Knowledge will be used from this text 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 available that yield very large and sustained reading gains for weak readers. Participants will leave with an understanding of the role of phonemic proficiency in boosting reading skills in struggling readers, plus recent advances in understanding word-level reading problems.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
Registration fee: $129
Friday, October 12 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Hampton Inn & Suites (at the University of Missouri) 1225 Fellow's Place Blvd., Columbia, MO