Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention

  • 08:30 AM
  • Mantra Parramatta Hotel, Cnr. Parkes St & Valentine Ave, Parramatta.
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Learning Difficulties Australia



Presented by David Kilpatrick

The presentation focuses on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding word-level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention.

Studies consistently show the most commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits for weak readers, while others show that some approaches can yield very large reading gains for such students. Once we understand how reading works and why some students struggle, the reasons for this pattern of intervention findings become clear, and then the focus is on establishing the best instructional and intervention practices.



  • what research shows about how word-reading skills develop,
  • why some students struggle in word-level reading, including those with severe reading disabilities,
  • how to evaluate students to determine precisely why they are struggling in reading,
  • how to be confident and capable in doing “dyslexia evaluations”,
  • why the most common intervention approaches yield limited outcomes,
  • about highly effective approaches to preventing and correcting reading difficulties, and be provided with access to free follow-up materials.


For pricing, more info and registration go to LDA Australia Website

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