2020 Region 4 Dyslexia Conference - Virtual Event
This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, coordinators, and others. For more information, contact email@example.com.
MEET THIS YEAR'S KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Timothy Shanahan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, he was director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools. He is author/editor of more than 200 publications including the books, Early Childhood Literacy, and Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners. He received a presidential appointment to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy and took a leadership role on the National Reading Panel, National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, and the National Early Literacy Panel. Shanahan received the William S. Gray Citation for Lifetime Achievement and the Albert J. Harris Award for outstanding research on reading disability from the International Reading Association (IRA). He was inducted to the Reading Hall of Fame in 2007 and is a former first-grade teacher.
Keynote Presentation: The National Reading Panel: 20 Years Later
In 2000, the National Reading Panel issued its landmark report on what research has to say about the teaching of reading. This presentation will explore what led up to that report, how the panel did its work, what its major findings were, how the response to the report was, and what we have learned since its issuance. Timothy Shanahan was a member of the panel and often served as its public spokesperson.
Richard Wagner is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and the W. Russell and Eugenia Morcom Chair at Florida State University. He also is a co-founder and current Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research. He previously earned a Master’s Degree in School Psychology from the University of Akron, and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University. His major area of research interest is dyslexia and the normal acquisition of reading. He currently is the principal investigator of a Multidisciplinary Learning Disability Center funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). He also has co-authored several tests including the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2) and the Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE-2).
Keynote Presentation: What We are Learning about Dyslexia that has Implications for Rethinking Practice
Explore current research on dyslexia and the implications for improving the approach to this disability.
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