2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F35 - Using the Science of Learning Disorders to Interpret and Implement 504 Accommodations

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

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00


This workshop focuses on helping parents and professionals understand the links between cognition, science, and 504 accommodations. The session begins with an overview of the neuroscience of learning disorders. Then, participants, in small groups, discuss the cognitive underpinnings of accommodations, review case studies of students with 504 accommodation plans, and generate appropriate ways of implementing accommodations in the classroom. Finally, participants learn the rationale and research behind the most common accommodations used by schools today.

Learning Outcome:

  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.

Disclosure: Fumiko Hoeft, Nicole Ofiesh, Nancy Cushen White, and Nancy Redding have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D., CALT-QI, BCET, Clinical Professor, University of CA-San Francisco
  • Fumiko Hoeft, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Member-at-large, University of California San Francisco; International Dyslexia Association
  • Nicole Ofiesh, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer, CAST, Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • Nancy Redding, M.Ed., Learning Specialist and OG Teacher Trainer, West Valley College, Private Practice in Academic Therapy


  • 0.20 - ASHA CEU
  • 2.00 - Clock Hours

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