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Learning Disabilities - Lecture Series

 The Center for Learning disABILITIES is pleased to host the International Speaker:


Nancy Mather, Ph.D.


Dyslexia:  Assessment and Interventions


 Saturday, October 18th, 2014


WTAMU - Legacy Hall


Dr. Mather will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell.  This workshop will cover the defintion of dyslexia; a brief overview of the history of dyslexia; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming;  the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies for addressing specific types of reading problems.


Nancy Mather is a Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies.  She specializes in the areas of assessment, reading, writing, and learning disabilities. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction nationwide and internationally. Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson III and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of the WJ III: Woodcock-Johnson III: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies (Mather & Jaffe, 2002) and Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment (Mather, Wendling, & Woodcock, 2001). In addition, she has recently co-authored the books: Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: A Guide to Intervention and Classroom Management (2nd ed.) (Mather & Goldstein, 2008), Evidence-based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges (Morris & Mather, 2008), Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (Lichtenberger, Mather, Kaufman, & Kaufman, 2004), and Essentials of Evidence-based Academic Interventions (Wendling & Mather, 2009).


Registration is free of charge for individuals who do not desire CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits.  If you do not need to send in a fee, please fill out the form below and send it to the mailing address listed on the form.  Otherwise, please print and complete the form, and mail the document , along with the $5 fee for attending and receiving CPE credits.  Thank you!

Online Registration Form

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I would like to receive CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits for attending this conference and I agree to pay the $5.OO fee to secure receipt of 6 hours of credit.
I do not need CPE credits. I may attend at no charge.