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The Dyslexia Debate

Friday, November 6, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Frank H. Ricketson Law bUILDING, Room 165 - sTURM cOLLEGE OF law
University of Denver
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

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Does dyslexia exist?

Is it true that dyslexia could affect more than one out of every 10 students?

Are English-language learners included in this number?

Does identification offer guidance for intervention?

Join the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education and Center for Professional Development for an all-day interactive symposium exploring the construct of dyslexia, how children learn to read, why some children struggle, and what we can do to improve literacy outcomes for all students.

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. Analyze how aspects of cognition and behavior affect reading and writing.
  6. Assess interactions between reading and writing proficiencies and factors such as culture, environment, and/or social experiences.
  7. Analyze the instructional components of structured literacy and how these roles vary with reading development.
  8. Prescribe reading goals based on assessment results and progress monitoring.
  9. Recognize legitimate research-based resources for the management of dyslexia.

About the Presenter: Lynne Fitzhugh, Ph.D., CALT, QI

Lynne FitzhughDr. Lynne Fitzhugh received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University with a concentration in learning disabilities. Dr. Fitzhugh is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and Qualified Instructor (QI), and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist in the State of Texas. An expert in dyslexia and related learning disabilities, she has been a featured speaker at both local and national conferences. Her publications include various articles on dyslexia, writing disabilities, teacher preparation and education issues. Dr. Fitzhugh is an Associate Professor and Director of the Reading Institute at Colorado College. She serves on the national boards of the International Dyslexia Association and the Academic Language Therapy Association.

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