Reading Difficulty: Is it all Phonological? presented by Dr. Richard Kruk – May 22nd 2014 @1:00 pm

Please join us for a professional development opportunity on May 22nd prior to our Annual General Meeting.

Presented by: Dr. Richard Kruk
Topic: Reading Difficulty: Is it all Phonological?
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, Stevenson Field Hall
Online access: You may also register to attend this event by webcast. Registration for this option will be separate from the regular event registration. The costs listed below are the same for this option.

Cost: Free for MASP Members and $50 for non-members. Renew your membership today!

Summary: There is a vast research base showing that at its core reading difficulty involves language, particularly phonological processes. However, phonological anomalies do not, on their own, fully account for the diverse patterns that are found in children who struggle with learning to read. In this presentation, I will outline several areas of research that point to additional factors that can contribute to (or ameliorate) struggles in learning to read. Among these are the contributions of context in which learning to read occurs, and several types of cognitive and language abilities related to manipulating meaning and form of words, including morphological processing and visual attention. New research is sowing the seeds of a growing awareness that reading difficulty might involve more than anomalous phonological processes.

Please register online by visiting the EVENTS page. We hope to see you there!

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