Students with Dyslexia: Essentials of Assessment

This half-day workshop will focus on the assessment of dyslexia. Dr. Mather will address the definition of dyslexia; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming. In addition, she will discuss several challenges inherent in the assessment of dyslexia, including: early identification, twice exceptional students, and co-occurring disorders, such as ADHD and language impairment. 

This event is intended for school psychologists, speech and language professionals, resource specialists, special education and general education teachers, school administrators, educational therapists, and all credentialing candidates in these fields as well as professional advocates.  This event is open to the general public, however, it should be noted that it will be somewhat technical in nature.  

California State University East Bay and Decoding Dyslexia CA support best practices with respect to dyslexia as outlined by the California Dyslexia Guidelines.  Net proceeds from this event will be used to host future CSUEB events to increase dyslexia awareness.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.  Workshop is 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Mather's Bio:

Nancy Mather is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She is a coauthor of the WJ IV and has coauthored two books on the interpretation and application of the WJ IV: Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement and Woodcock-Johnson IV: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies. She has published numerous articles, conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally, and has coauthored several books linking assessment and intervention, including Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (3rd ed.)Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (2nd. ed.), and Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention.



What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

     On campus parking is free on Saturdays.  See attached campus map here.

What's the refund policy?

     No refunds are available for this event.  Your ticket is transferrable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

     Yes.  You must have your ticket to enter the event.

Can I update my registration information?

     Yes.  You can update your registration information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

     Yes.  Your ticket is transferrable.

Is it okay if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


How do I get a copy of the presentation slides?

     A digital link to the copy of the slides will be made available 48 hours prior to the presentation.

Do I need to bring CSUEB student ID for student tickets?

     Yes.  Please bring your student ID.

 Are CEUs for school psychologists?

     Yes.  For school psychologists who complete this workshop, a certificate for 4 education contact hours of    “NASP-Approved” professional development will be provided.

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