W-15: Literacy Achievement: Collaborating with Colleagues to Design and Implement Research-Based Interventions
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Using case studies and relevant research, learn how to differentiate individuals with dyslexia, those with a specific phonological processing deficit, from students with more wide-ranging reading difficulties. Gain research-based instructional strategies and methods for monitoring progress for individuals at all age levels, including young students having difficulty learning to read and older students who struggle to use reading to learn.
Dr. Kathleen T. Williams, NCSP, has been a second-grade teacher, a classroom and remedial reading teacher, a speech pathologist for both preschool and K-12, and a school psychologist for K-12. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels. From 1989 to 2009, she was engaged in the development and publishing of assessment and curriculum materials. Now semi-retired, Dr. Williams still enjoys providing continuing education workshops in the areas of reading, oral language and vocabulary development.