New Jersey Association of Learning Consultants

Event : Fall Symposium 2020 Meeting the Reading Challenge
Category: NJALC
Date: 10/23/2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Virtual Zoom Presentation
NJ Association of Learning Consultants
2020 Fall Symposium
Meeting the Reading Challenge
Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems:
Implications for Instruction and Intervention
(At-Risk Students, Dyslexia and Other Learning Issues, High-Yield Teaching Strategies and Tactics)
Presenter: David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is a professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice (November, 2019).
This session will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding the nature of word-level reading development and word-level reading problems will guide both instruction and intervention. Studies consistently show that the most commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits for weak readers. However, other studies have shown that some approaches can yield very large reading gains for such students, and these will be the focus of the presentation.
8:30 - 9:00 Sign-In
9:00 - 11:30 AM Session
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch on Your Own
12:30 - 3:00 PM Session
Registration is required.
Members $50.00/Non-Members $70.00
(Includes Thursday Evening Presentation)
Please send checks only. No purchase orders unless accompanied by personal check. Registrations must be accompanied by a check, either a personal check or a P.O. with a check. Registrations without a check will be returned to you and not processed. Please alert your business office to this requirement. Check with your district regarding changes in district policies/timeframes for conference reimbursements.
Mail completed form to:
Sue Pensack, 10317 Upper Little Creek Road Bangor, PA 18013
Mail completed form no later than October 10, 2020
Must be received by October 13, 2020

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