Interdisciplinary Assessment and Instruction in Reading
Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
This session will focus on the cognitive and language components necessary for successful reading and writing.
It will also provide a comprehensive evaluative framework to assist school based teams to evaluate struggling readers. The session will provide steps to identify and select evaluative tools and how to use the data collected to craft instructional recommendations.
Based on the ‘science’ of reading (reading research) this session will demonstrate how the team will review data gathered, review and analyze evidence based instructional programs and then match the child´s skill needs with the specific instructional components to craft a targeted and focused reading approach that meets the child´s specific strengths and needs.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand the major cognitive and language skills identified in the research components of successful reading
- Administer and interpret diagnostic assessments to plan
efficacious reading and writing programs including:
- Process Assessment of the Learner (PAL-II) Reading and Writing
- Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills (TILLS)
- Develop interventions and goals for at least three different students.
- Demonstrate the process to match the child´s unique profile and track intervention changes in programming.
School Psychologists working with school-aged children Speech/Language Therapists; Reading Specialists; General and Special Education Teachers; Administrators; Parents and others interested in this topic.