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GSPP is proud to provide training opportunities by sponsoring CE credit for professional organizations and producing quarterly CE events. Please join our mailing list to be notified of these opportunities. For additional information or accommodation requests, we may be reached via email or by phone: 303-871-4161.

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      The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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  • Lynne Fitzhugh

    Dyslexia: Assessment and Management
    With Dr. Lynne Fitzhugh

    October 2015 (TBA)
    Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver
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    Registration forthcoming
    (Call 303-871-4161 with questions)

    Dyslexia is the most common yet misunderstood of all learning disabilities and affects more than one out of every ten of students. Join Morgridge College and the Center for Professional Development at DU for a 3-day intensive, interactive symposium as we explore how children learn to read, why some children struggle, and what we can do to improve literacy outcomes for all students.

    18 CE credits

    $525 for professionals; $325 for students
    (Includes breakfast/lunch)


    A Componential Model of Reading

    Defining Dyslexia

    Administering and Interpreting Assessments

    Identifying Profiles of Dyslexia

    Determining Appropriate Accommodations

    Case Studies

    Understanding the Comorbidities of Dyslexia
              –Bruce Pennington, Ph.D., University of Denver
               Professor and Director
               Developmental Neuropsychology Lab


    Identifying Effective Teaching Approaches

    Understanding Structured Literacy

    Applying Cutting-Edge Research through Targeted Reading Instruction

    Dyslexia and English Language Learners

    Blueprint for a School of Literacy Excellence
              -Mike Pickering, Ph.D.
               Falcon School District Superintendent

    Assistive Technology for Classroom Success
              -YES! Student Ambassadors

    Learning Objectives

    1. Analyze mild, moderate, and severe levels of reading difficulty.

    2. Analyze error patterns in oral and written language assessments.

    3. Identify common profiles of dyslexia.

    4. Understand comorbidities of dyslexia.

    5. Recognize the importance of the language domains to proficient reading and writing.

    6. Analyze how aspects of cognition and behavior affect reading and writing.

    7. Assess interactions between reading and writing proficiencies and factors such as culture, environment, and/or social experiences.

    8. Summarize the major components of literacy.

    9. Analyze the instructional components of structured literacy and how these roles vary with reading development.

    10. Practice identifying the most common patterns in written English.

    11. Prescribe reading and writing goals based on assessment results and progress monitoring.

    12. Observe a school blueprint for successful literacy excellence for all.

    13. Observe successful dyslexic students who have utilized technology to facilitate learning.

    14. Recognize research-based resources for the management of dyslexia.

    About Dr. Lynne Fitzhugh

    Dr. Lynne Fitzhugh is a nationally recognized expert in dyslexia and related disorders. She is President of the Colorado Literacy and Learning Center and Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Reading Institute at Colorado College. Dr. Fitzhugh has been a featured speaker at both local and national conferences, and her publications include articles and videos on dyslexia, written expression, teacher preparation, and parent education. She has provided expertise for numerous television and radio broadcasts on dyslexia. Over the past two years, Dr. Fitzhugh has consulted with Odyssey Elementary School in Falcon, Colorado, in the development of a Literacy Excellence School, the first public school in the state to formally identify children with profiles of dyslexia, allowing them to receive dyslexia remediation as a part of their daily instruction.

    Dr. Fitzhugh received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, Qualified Instructor, and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist. She developed the Literacy Intervention Specialist Certification Program, a graduate level dyslexia therapist training program which has earned accreditation from the International Dyslexia Association and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council and offers Colorado Department of Education Reading Endorsements at both the Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist levels. Dr. Fitzhugh currently serves as Vice-President of the Academic Language Therapy Association, is a former member of the International Dyslexia Association Board of Directors, and is a member of the American Psychological Association. As President of CLLC, Dr. Fitzhugh provides evaluation services, professional development, consultation, and community outreach. Dr. Fitzhugh also has personal experience with dyslexia: her husband and three of her four grown children are highly successful dyslexics.

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    "The Brain: Aging & Injury"
    7th Annual Translational Neuroscience Conference

    University of Denver

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    Couples Therapy Workshop

    Winter 2015

    Details & Registration Coming Soon
  • GSSW

    Graduate School of Social Work: Opportunities

    Licensure & Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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    GSSW at the University of Denver offers a growing range of Licensure & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for human service professionals seeking to strengthen and enhance their professional knowledge and repertoire of skills. We are pleased to promote GSSW events and hope members of the GSPP community will take advantage of these offerings.