It is necessary for educators to understand and describe students strengths and weaknesses to design a treatment plan, deliver appropriate instruction, and, thus, determine effectiveness. This session addresses methods for understanding and describing students language, reading, spelling, and written language skills. Participants learn a procedure for gathering relevant background information, practice the collection and analysis of data, and align this information with evidence-based treatment. A continual process for determining effectiveness is also included.
ASSESSMENT: Examine issues related to the assessment of dyslexia and how assessment results can inform the selection of academic interventions.
ASSESSMENT: Examine language/learning assessment process and practices for students with learning disabilities/dyslexia.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER: Examine the relationship between acquisition of second language and instructional implication for students with language learning disabilities/dyslexia.
HANDWRITING/WRITTEN LANGUAGE: Identify effective practices and strategies for written language.
MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.
Disclosure: Elsa Cardenas Hagan, Suzanne Carreker, and Eric Q. Tridas have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas.
Principal Educational Content Lead,
Lexia Learning Systems
The Tridas Center for Child Development