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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F34 - The 4 Ds: Describe, Design, Deliver, Determine

Nov 10, 2017 3:45pm ‐ Nov 10, 2017 5:45pm

Standard: $20.00


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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.


  • Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, Ed.D., President, Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas.
  • Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT-QI, Principal Educational Content Lead, Lexia Learning Systems
  • Eric Q. Tridas, M.D., Director, The Tridas Center for Child Development

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