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Dyslexia Screening: The Latest Trends and Advancements

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Dyslexia Screening: The Latest Trends and Advancements

Presented by Danielle Damico, Ph.D., NCSP, Director of Learning Science, Amplify

Sponsored by mCLASS®

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Researchers estimate that 5–15% of students struggle with dyslexia. As universal screening and dyslexia screening legislation are passed at the state level, educators are tasked with implementing new literacy initiatives to identify and support their at-risk students, including assessing for phonological awareness, the alphabetic principle, phonics, reading fluency, reading accuracy, reading comprehension, rapid naming, encoding, and in some cases vocabulary. In a year of instructional loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, these at-risk students have been impacted in the classroom even more.

It raises the question, what does dyslexia screening legislation mean for educators around the country? Given the latest research on the Science of Reading, what are the best ways to identify and support your at-risk readers who have fallen even further behind this school year due to COVID-19?

This recorded edWebinar answers those questions, with Danielle Damico, Ph.D., NCSP, Director of Learning Science at Amplify, exploring the latest advances in early literacy assessment that go beyond universal screening and help educators screen for the early warning signs of dyslexia risk.

While bringing to light new dyslexia screening legislative initiatives enacted around the country, she also presents on the latest research into the Science of Reading and what is needed to identify and support at-risk readers for the 2021-22 school year.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the kindergarten through elementary levels.

Danielle DamicoAbout the Presenter

Danielle Damico, Ph.D., NCSP is the director of learning science at Amplify where she serves as a subject matter expert in the area of early literacy and develops and conducts research on early literacy assessments, instructional programs, interventions, and professional development supports. Her specific area of interest is in the implementation of systems of literacy assessment and instruction/intervention to support the needs of all learners. Dr. Damico has an M.S. in special education and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Oregon and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she provided training in Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to districts across the state and conducted research on the use of distance technology to provide data coaching to teachers.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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