W-05: Assessing and Intervening for Dyslexia
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Recent California legislation and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education have highlighted the need for schools to identify and provide intervention for students with dyslexia. School psychologists play an essential role in identifying and addressing the needs of these students. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide participants with essential information regarding dyslexia: possible causes, impact on reading, early markers, evaluation for special education and intervention, and strategies for intervention. It is expected that as a result of attending this workshop, participants will gain both knowledge and skills in understanding, assessing and addressing the needs of students with dyslexia.

Dr. Catherine Christo is a Professor Emeritus in the School Psychology program at California State University, Sacramento. She has experience as a practicing school psychologist and as a Licensed Educational Psychologist specializing in the assessment of learning disabilities. Dr. Christo has published and provided training in the areas of response to intervention, progress monitoring, assessment and identification of and intervention for reading disabilities.