Assisting Older Struggling Readers: It's Never Too Late!

February 9, 2023; 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Diagnostic Center, Central CA
1818 W. Ashlan, Fresno, CA 93705

For the older struggling reader school tasks can be laborious, frustrating and time consuming (with little success in the end!) Reasons for this may be complex but for many, it lies in underlying language-based literacy difficulty. The science of both instruction and intervention has been well established for years, and a growing focus on social emotional supports can aid the upper elementary through high school aged struggling reader.

This workshop addresses evidence-based practices in reading and writing (including "learned helplessness", content text comprehension and written language). Resources will be provided for literacy assessment and intervention, multi-tier supports (MTSS), and both universal and individualized accommodations. Participants will gain strategies for instruction and intervention, as well as assistive technology tools to facilitate text comprehension and day to day tasks.

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For additional information email Jodie Dittmar at