2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

SR1 - Early Screening & Intervention for At-Risk Children: Lessons Learned From the Lab to the Classroom

Oct 27, 2018 10:45am ‐ Oct 27, 2018 1:45pm


This symposium presents current findings on how reading develops in the typical brain and factors that contribute to atypical reading development (i.e., developmental dyslexia). Participants learn about the research on longitudinal models of data-driven technologies for early screening of later reading problems. These models support teachers’ use of data for accurate instructional groupings. The third talk describes key elements of an early intervention model that focuses on language-rich learning environments and embedded instruction in early literacy skills. The final talk describes the challenges associated with applying screening and intervention research in a public school setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • ASSESSMENT: Examine language/learning assessment process and practices for students with learning disabilities/dyslexia.
  • ASSESSMENT: Recognize the critical roles of parents and early educators in the recognition of early signs of language learning difficulties in young children and identify potential strategies and approaches to respond.


  • Nadine Gaab, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Department of Medicine/Division of Developmental
  • Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D., CALT, Founder and President, Research Affiliate, Literacy How, Fairfield University and Haskins Laboratories
  • Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D., Director, Quantitative Methodology and Innovation Division; Associate Director, Florida Center for Reading Research and National Comprehensive Center to Improve Literacy for Studen
  • Sara Stetson, Ph.D., Director of Student Services

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