Free Conference Recordings

Each week, as we work together to overcome the new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are giving free access to a presentation from past Reading, Literacy & Learning conferences. This page will be updated as new videos are released with available handouts and resources related to each video.

Creative Synergies Between Research and Practice – Maureen Lovett, Ph.D., C. Psych.


Meeting the Challenges of Comprehension Instruction – Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed., LDT-C

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Related Resources:
Perspectives: The Importance of Knowledge
Organizations focused on reading


Dyslexia 101 – Mary H. Yarus, M.Ed., LDT, CALT

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Related Resources:
Dyslexia Basics
Effective Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia
Most Reading Difficulties Can Be Resolved or Diminished
How Widespread is Dyslexia?


Technol-OGy: EdTech to Enhance Structured-Literacy Instruction – Theresa Collins & Sharon Plante

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Related Resources:
Perspectives: Structured Literacy
Perspectives: Building the Foundation for Best Practices
Structured Literacy Works, But What Is It?


Mobile Apps to Enhance Structured Literacy – Elaine Cheesman, Ph.D., David Winters, Ph.D.

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Related Resources:
Overview of Instructional and Assistive Technology: Critical Tools for Students Who Struggle
Dr. Cheesman’s App Chat: The Best Apps for Learning to Read
AT for Writing: What About Low-Tech Access?


Becoming a Lioness Mother: How to Protect and Support Your Dyslexic Child – Linda Seigel, Ph.D., Professor Emerita

Related Resources:
Not Stupid, Not Lazy 
Dr. Seigel is editor-in-chief of Perspectives
Advocating for a Child With Dyslexia Within the Public Education System


Helping Native and Nonnative Speakers of English with Dyslexia Conquer Content Area/ Common Core Reading and Writing Expectations: An MSL Approach – Dr. Elke Schneider,  Andrea Kulmhofer, M.A.

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Multisensory Math: Mastering the Middle School Move from Arithmetic to Algebra – Marilyn Zecher, M.A


A Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Student with Dyslexia Get Ready for College – Janet P. Thibeau


It’s Not Your Grandmothers Grammar – Morphology and Syntax Rock! – Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D.


Testing for Teaching— Basic Facts About the Dyslexia Assessment – Eric Q. Tridas and Susan C. Lowell


The Link Between Learning Disabilities and Social-Emotional Development – G. Emerson Dickman

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Related Resources:
Session Slides
yslexia and Resilience in Adults: A Psychologist’s Perspective 
The Dyslexia-Stress-Anxiety Connection 
Book Review: The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan


Select the Best Graphic Organizers to Teach Math Facts and Procedures – Christoper L. Woodin, Ed.M.

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Benefits of Mindfulness and Metacognition in the LD Classroom – Elizabeth Kriynovich, M.A., CALP

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Teaching Inferencing (From Taxonomies to Pronouns: Strategies That Work!) – Kathleen Rotter, Ed.D.

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Evidence-Based, Research-Based, Consensus-Based, or Anecdotal Support for a Dyslexia Treatment Method: What’s the Difference and Why Should You Care? – Tim Conway, PhD

Presentation slides and/or handout are unavailable.