Dr. Kilpatrick Workshop

Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention

by Dr. David Kilpatrick

Thursday, August 20, 2020

David Kilpatrick

Registration & breakfast 8 a.m.
Workshop 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch included.

Radisson Grand Victorian Convention Center
175 Derry Rd. E.
Mississauga, ON


Early-bird registration (by May 1, 2020) $125 (IDA members), $150 (non-members)
After May 1, 2020 $150 (IDA members), $175 (non-members)

Dr. Kilpatrick's presentation will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding the nature of word-level reading development and word-level reading problems will guide both assessment and intervention. Studies consistently show that the most commonly used reading programs provide limited benefits for weak readers. However, other studies demonstrate that some approaches yield substantial gains in reading for such students, and these will be the focus of the presentation.

David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is a professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years 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, The Science of Reading Development and Reading Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice (forthcoming 2019).