Spelling and Orthography: A Pathway to Literacy

Friday, October 14th, 2022

A special thank you to all of our virtual and in-person attendees at our Fall Conference this year,

Donald Bolger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
University of Maryland 

Don Compton, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology & Education
Flordia State University

Valeria Rigobon, M.S.

Doctoral Candidate
Flordia State University

Julie Wolter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

School of Speech, Language, Hearing
and Occupational Sciences
University of Montana

Barbara A. Wilson, M.Ed.

President and Co-Founder
Wilson Language Training

8:30 - 8:40 am - Welcome and Opening Statements
8:40 - 9:40 am - Dr.Donald Bolger

The Neutral underpinnings of spelling-sound and sound-spelling representations in skilled and impaired readers

Break- 9:40-10:00
10:00 - 11:15 am - Dr. Donald Compton & Valeria Rigobon, M.Ed.

What spelling performance can tell us about lexical quality: Advocating for the assessment and teaching of spelling for children

11:15 - 12:15 pm - Dr. Julie Wolter

Spelling and Morphology: The Power of Meaning as an Intervention Strategy for Literacy Success

Lunch- 12:15 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 2:15 pm - Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.

Orthographic Mapping: How Research Informs Spelling Instruction in the Classroom

2:15 - 2:50 pm - Panel Discussion with Speakers
2:50 - 3:00 pm - Closing Remarks

Dr.Tiffany Hogan

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