Oral Language Precursors to Literacy: Understanding Dyslexia From a Language Perspective
Hugh Catts, PhD
Director, FSU School of Communication Science & Disorders

Dr.Catts research interests include the early identification and prevention of language-based reading disabilities. He is currently an investigator on two projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. One project involves a five-year longitudinal study that is designed to increase our understanding of the role of language skills in reading comprehension and knowledge of how to effectively increase reading comprehension through systematic classroom-based instruction. The project involves a consortium of researchers from the Florida State University,  University of Kansas, Ohio State University, University of Nebraska, Lancaster University (England) and Arizona State University. In the other project, Dr. Catts and his research team at KU are examining the effectiveness of Response to Intervention as a framework for the identification of kindergarten children at risk for reading disabilities. Both of these projects provide excellent opportunities for student research experience and training. Full Bio


Conference Sponsors 

CSUSB, Palm Desert CA
Neuhaus Educational Center – Houston, TX
UCSF Dyslexia Center, San Francisco, CA
Wilson Language Training, Oxford MA
Aim Academy, Conshohocken, PA
Athena Academy, Palo Alto, CA
The Brehm School, Carbondale, IL
The Carroll School, Lincoln, MA
The Chartwell School, Seaside, CA
Curry Ingram Academy, Brentwood TN
Eagle Hill Southport School, Southport, CT
The Howard School, Atlanta, GA
The Summit School, Edgewater, MD
Westmark School, Encino, CA
Schenck School, Atlanta, GA