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Assessment of Dyslexia: Constructs and Challenges

Webinar Overview:

The purpose of this session is to discuss the cognitive, linguistic, and reading and writing abilities that should be included in a comprehensive dyslexia evaluation. In addition, the presenter will describe several challenges that are inherent in the assessment of dyslexia, including the current identification procedures under IDEA 2004; the difficulty with early identification; the dilemma of twice-exceptional students; and the existence of co-occurring disorders, such as ADHD and language impairments. The presenter will also briefly describe the Tests of Dyslexia which will be available in 2022.

About Your Instructor:

Nancy Mather

Nancy Mather is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV. Her most recent book on dyslexia is Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention and on learning disabilities: Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors.She is currently working on the Tests of Dyslexia, a comprehensive measure designed to help evaluate individuals for dyslexia.

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