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Using WJ-IV to Diagnose Reading Disabilities

Webinar Overview

One hour webinar including Q&A--focuses on the WJ-IV achievement, cognitive and oral language tests.

  • Explore the unique features of Woodcock-Johnson® IV that help in the identification of specific reading disabilities (dyslexia)
  • Understand the definitions and characteristics of dyslexia and the importance of assessing strengths and weaknesses in student performance
  • Review the relevant new tests and clusters
  • Examine the different discrepancy and variation procedures
  • Discover how the identification of specific cognitive processing deficits can contribute to an accurate diagnosis

About Your Instructor:

Nancy Mather
Ph.D., Learning Disabilities

Dr. Mather is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of the WJ IV. Other recent books are Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012), and Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (Mather, Goldstein, & Eklund, 2015). Drs. Proctor, Mather and Stephens recently completed an Assessment Service Bulletin no. 6, that describes the use of the WJ IV to Diagnose Dyslexia.

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