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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S10 - Designing and Implementing a District Wide Screening for At-Risk Readers: One Districts Successful Compliance With New State Dyslexia Legislation

Nov 11, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 1:00pm

Standard: $20.00


This session presents one districts journey to develop and implement valid research-based screening tools to identify at-risk readers; provide appropriate interventions, such as structured language skills based on student needs, and compliance with state dyslexia laws. Discussion points: committee responsibilities, procedures for screening, review of results, implementing research-based practices and interventions to support student growth, and future considerations. Participants take away a blueprint of one districts success to contemplate when designing their districts initiatives.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ADVOCACY AND LEGISLATION: Understand the laws and interpretations under various legislative motions and learn ways to implement advocacy efforts locally or at the state level.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.

Disclosure: Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin sells her resources through a third-party teacher resource website; one of these resources may discussed during the session. Donna Salimando and Elizabeth Smith have no relevant financial relationship to disclose. Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin, Donna Salimando, and Elizabeth Smith have not relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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