2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F20 - Middle School Is Not Elementary School: Addressing Dyslexia in This Unique Instructional Setting

Oct 26, 2018 10:30am ‐ Oct 26, 2018 11:30am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00


The Appalachian State University Reading Clinic provides reading instruction to students with dyslexia. These students have specific instructional needs that must be met in settings where decoding and fluency are not generally addressed. This session includes three detailed case studies of middle school students with dyslexia. Discussion will focus on the: (1) instructional needs of each student; (2) specialized interventions used to address areas of weakness; and (3) accommodations and modifications implemented in middle school settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • ASSESSMENT: Examine issues related to the assessment of dyslexia and how assessment results can inform the selection of academic interventions.
  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine a collaborative service model designed to deliver literacy services to children and adults with language learning disabilities.

Disclosure:  Devery Ward and Ashley Pennell have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Devery Mock Ward, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Reading Education, Associate Director of the Anderson Reading Clinic, Appalachian State University
  • Ashley Pennell


  • 0.10 - ASHA CEU
  • 1.00 - Clock Hours

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