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,

Dr. Joanna Christodoulou

Associate Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Neuroscience of reading and reading fluency


William Baker Jr. Founder of The Dyslexia Foundation and Nonquitt

A tribute to Will Baker

President and Founder of TDF

Dr. David Chard

Dean and Professor
Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Research related to reading fluency and reading fluency instruction

Dr. Elizabeth Norton

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Northwestern University

Cognitive/linguistic aspects of reading fluency

Dr. Maryanne Wolf

Director of the Center for Dyslexia,
Diverse Learners, and
Social Justice at the UCLA

Fluency intervention

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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