2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

TGS - Why is it so difficult to diagnose dyslexia and how can we do it better?

Oct 25, 2018 8:00am ‐ Oct 25, 2018 9:30am


It is common for individuals with dyslexia to be misdiagnosed or even missed entirely. We understand more about why this happens, and we can use this understanding to improve our efforts to identify and help individuals with dyslexia. A path toward improving diagnosis of dyslexia will be described.

Learning Objective:

  • ASSESSMENT: Examine issues related to the assessment of dyslexia and how assessment results can inform the selection of academic interventions.


  • Peng Peng, Ph.D., Department of Special Education, University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor
  • Richard K. Wagner, Ph.D., Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology W. Russell and Eugenia Morcom Chair Associate Director, Florida Center for Reading Research Department of Psychology, Florida State University

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