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Dyslexia and Phonological Processing 1 hour Webinar
Join us for a FREE one-hour technical webinar on Dyslexia and Phonological Processing with emphasis on the use of the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2). Under new California Education Law, phonological processing is specifically listed as an area that should be assessed in determining Special Education eligibility.
This pre-recorded webinar will be presented by Dr. Richard Wagner, Ph.D., Principal Investigator of NICHD Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center, Associate Director, Florida Center for Reading Research and Co-Author of the CTOPP-2. Dr. Wagner is also a member of the CA Department of Education Dyslexia Work Group that is producing dyslexia guidelines to be released in August 2017. The CTOPP-2 is one of the most widely used and popular assessments for reading-related phonological processing skills.
This webinar is appropriate for psychologists, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, resource specialists and other professionals.
Participants must pre-register for this free 1 hour webinar.
Webinar will only be available for viewing during the following specified times:
July 10th at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) through July 16th at 11:00p.m. (PDT)
On July 9th, you will receive an email with the link and a password to access the webinar.
Click HERE to download the flyer.
Decoding Dyslexia CA is a grassroots movement driven by California families, educators and professionals concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform policymakers on best practices to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in CA public schools.
CARS+ is the only organization whose sole purpose is to represent the unique needs of resource specialists and other special education teachers. The California Association of Resource Specialists was founded in 1981 as a non-profit association dedicated to the support of resource specialists. In February of 1996, the organization voted to expand its active membership to include all special education teachers.
CASP’s mission is to provide high quality educational and leadership programs, that maintain high standards of practice for school psychologists through legislative advocacy, professional development, communications, publications, ethics guidelines, and direct services to members, to enable the growth and development of the profession, and to ensure safe, healthy, and successful outcomes for the children, schools and communities we serve.
Orton-Gillingham is a research based sequential, multisensory method proven effective for over 80 years. The 32 hour course achieves the Classroom Educator certification to prepare teachers for implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach.
The 4 day training, totaling 32 hours, will be held on the following dates:
- Friday, September 8th
- Saturday, September 9th
- Friday, September 22nd
- Saturday, September 23rd
- 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
- Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
Course will be taught by Nancy Redding, M.Ed, a Fellow-In-Training with the Association of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
- Dyslexia and related reading disorders
- Stages of reading development in children
- Rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
- Phonology and phonological awareness
- Basic and intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
- The motor component and the writing process
- General history of the English language and beginningmorphology
- The lesson plan and teaching materials
- Assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
About Nancy Redding:
Nancy Redding, M.Ed. is a Fellow-In-Training with AOGPE. Shehas 40 years of experience with OG, both in academic therapywith students of all ages, and in conducting teacher training.She has been a learning specialist at the elementary, highschool and community college levels. Nancy is the co-author ofPatterns for Success, an OG based reading and spelling programdesigned as a supplement to OG instruction. She has presentedat numerous workshops and conferences, and is active inInternational Dyslexia Association, both at the local and nationallevels.
The Registration Fee includes two Training Manuals. Lunch isprovided. You will need to bring some supplies for note takingand organizing information. A list of required readings andsupplies is provided upon registration.
This 4 day training does not provide a practicum, which isrequired to complete the Classroom Educator certification fromAOGPE; the practicum will be arranged separately for thosedesiring certification.
What is the Academy of Orton-GillinghamPractitioners and Educators?
The express purposes of the Academy are to:
- Establish and maintain professional and ethical standardsfor practitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach for the treatment of dyslexia.
- Certify individuals who have demonstrated competence aspractitioners and educators of the Orton-GillinghamApproach
- Accredit programs train Orton-Gillingham practitioners andeducators.
- Accredit, in schools, clinics, and summer programs, Orton-Gillingham instruction that meets Academy standards.
- Sponsor, promote and undertake research relevant toOrton-Gillingham instruction and disseminate the results ofsuch research.
- Promote public awareness of the needs of children andadults with dyslexia, and of the Orton- Gillingham Approachfor the treatment of dyslexia.
- Visit the AOGPE website: www.ortonacademy.org
For additonal information call Chartwell School at 394-3468 option 4
Speech-Language Pathology Continuing Education Course: Using the CTOPP-2 to Assess Phonological Processing for Reading Disability/Dyslexia Evaluations
Speech-Language Pathology alumni and friends are invited to this special Homecoming weekend continuing education program. During this three-hour program, speaker Richard “Rick” K. Wagner, PhD, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, will dispel old myths and present new truths about dyslexia, followed by a brief review of the just-released California dyslexia guidelines. Then, use of the CTOPP-2 for assessing phonological processing in the context of reading disability/dyslexia evaluations will be covered.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance and a continental breakfast.
RSVP by October 18
Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues.
Participants are invited to stay on campus and attend other Homecoming activities. For a complete listing of events visit: pacific.edu/homecoming
Learning While Black in SFUSD – On March 21st, 5:30 – 8pm join the community in an educational panel round-table discussion and resource fair featuring Darryl Lester, the main plaintiff in the landmark special education case, Larry P. vs. California.
Mr. Lester was never taught how to read and was labeled “educable mentally retarded” in the 1970’s. KALW, a local public radio station, produced a recent story of interest addressing a legacy of mistreatment of San Francisco’s black special education students. The reporter stated the following about Mr. Lester, “it turns out, he did have a learning difficulty, a really specific one. He struggled with reading. He never got the help he needed.”
DDCA is concerned that SFUSD’s recent dyslexia pilot and implementation does not meet California dyslexia guidelines best practices. Join us in discussing how SFUSD is meeting the needs of its current African American students with reading disabilities.