David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology for the State University of New York at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years of experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice. Dave is also an associate editor of The Reading League Journal.
Thought Leader Session Description
Embracing the Scientific Revolution in Reading and Dragging Your Colleagues Along with You
(Special Ed, Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges, General Science of Reading) This presentation will focus on issues related to translating research to practice regarding scientific findings of reading acquisition and reading difficulties. First, a summary of the most important findings will be briefly presented. This will be followed with some thoughts on “science” when it is applied to reading research and why some have been reluctant to adopt these findings. Finally, some suggestions will be made about how to help our colleagues “get on board” with the idea of applying scientific findings to reading instruction and intervention.
Target Audience: Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School
Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading, Advanced Science of Reading, Leadership
Concurrent Session Description
Assessment of Word-Level Reading Skills
(Assessment and Data, Special Ed, Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges, General Science of Reading)
This presentation is geared primarily for those who are involved in the assessment and/or progress monitoring of students with reading difficulties. It will show how to make the best use of commercially available tests and subtests to determine why a student is struggling in reading. This assessment information is intended to direct proper focus to the skills that must be addressed in order to help the student improve his or her reading skills.
Target Audience: Elementary, Middle/Jr. High
Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading, Advanced Science of Reading