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With increased awareness of best practices in the identification of dyslexia, the main objective that practitioners should strive for is to be able to accurately identify true disability cases, including within our English learner (EL) population. There are undeniable advantages to early monitoring and identification of students who may be “at-risk” for dyslexia, and as such, these practices should also be extended to ELs. Since assessment of ELs adds complexity to the identification of dyslexia, sophistication and knowledge of reading problems and language differences are needed to ensure more accurate assessment conclusions.

CASP Members: $70.00
Non-Members: $100.00

Strand: A, Topic: I, Level: I
NASP Domain: 1

Rodrigo Enciso, M.A., LEP, senior school psychologist with San Diego Unified School District.  Enciso has presented on SLD assessment practices and is the co-author of the CASP position paper on Dyslexia, and a panelist in the dyslexia panel discussion by Orange County Department of Education.  The CASP board member is also a SANDCASP past president, and recipient of 2016 Outstanding School Psychologists Award and 2017 Above and Beyond Award. 

Dr. Steven G. Feifer, DEd, ABSNP, has more than 20 years of experience as a school psychologist. He was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008 and awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year.  Dr. Feifer has authored seven books on the neuropsychology of learning and emotional disorders in children, as well as two tests; the FAR and the FAM.