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Online Zoom Summit

Dyslexia Beyond Awareness

Focusing on the Science of Reading

May 12 & 13, 2022

9:00AM – 3:45PM

Washington Clock Hours Will Be Provided

Reading is a social justice issue that requires moving towards equity and multi-tiered support for all children. The ability to read provides students with opportunities to explore identity, diversity, anti-bias, and engage in meaningful and appropriate social action behaviors.

This summit focuses on defining what dyslexia is, how to screen for it, and what we can do in our classrooms with all children including those who present with learning differences like dyslexia.

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Our Exceptional Speakers

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LeDerick Horne

Poet, Speaker, AdvocateDiagnosed with a Learning Disability in the third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all People with Disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

Dr. Maryanne Wolf

Author of:
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

The Deep Reading Brain
• How the Reading Brain Infuses Science, Poetry, and Joy into the Teaching of All Our Children
• Early assessment as the key to early, targeted intervention.
• The impact of the digital world – what we need to know and apply.

Dr. Hugh Catts

Author of:
Early Identification of Dyslexia: Research to Practice

Going Deeper: Defining and Operationalizing Dyslexia in Educational Settings• Defining dyslexia. Changed research: Changing practice
• The negative impact on academic achievement, psychosocial development and quality of life
• Focus on a promising prevention model.

Dr. Julie Washington

Author of:
Dyslexia: Revisiting Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Policy

The Impact of Language Differences on Reading Development• The intersection of poverty, literacy, and dialectic differences
• The impact on language-based academic areas – reading, spelling, writing and math
• The impact on language, reading and assessment outcomes

Dr. Nadine Gaab

Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University

Typical and atypical reading development: Neurobiology, early identification, and screening strategies• Brain correlates of reading development
• Early identification of children at-risk
• Practical strategies for the screening process

Dr. David Kilpatrick

Author of:
Equipped for Reading Success

Guiding Assessment, Instruction and Interventions with Word Level Reading Development• How children read words and why some struggle
• Qualities of the most successful intervention program
• A focus on the best instructional practices.

Dr. Anne Cunningham

Author of:
Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers

Phonics and Phonological Awareness• The two most impactful early reading skills in detail
• Classroom strategies that develop successful, motivated readers
• Raising literate, book-happy kids.

Dr. Tim Rasinski

Author of:
The Mega Book of Fluency: Strategies and Texts to Engage All Readers

Phonics and Phonological Awareness• Accelerating reading with a weekly fun fluency plan
• Encouraging, engaging and enriching ALL children
• Strategies and texts that engage all readers.