Dyslexia as a Language-Based Learning Disability:
Core Problems and Effective Interventions
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Atlanta Speech School Love Auditorium
Featuring: Joseph K. Torgesen, Ph.D.
Internationally recognized reading and
Research over the past 30 years has produced significant discoveries about the nature of dyslexia and how it may be effectively treated. Dr. Torgesen will describe the most important current ideas about the causes of dyslexia in young children, and will also describe what is currently known about effective instructional interventions.
Dr. Torgesen is the Robert M. Gagne Professor of Psychology and Education (emeritus) at Florida State University and is the Founder and Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research. He is an internationally recognized expert in learning disabilities, reading, remedial interventions and teacher professional development . He has been conducting research with children who have learning problems for over 30 years, and is the author of over 180 articles, book chapters, books and tests related to reading and learning disabilities.
The Atlanta Speech School has a long history of serving children with dyslexia. In addition to having a Language and Learning Disabilities Department on its campus, the School served as the outsourced special education department of the metro-Atlanta school systems from the mid-1950s until federal law required that school systems provide their own services in 1975. The Language and Learning Disabilities Department is now the Wardlaw School, and it is recognized nationally as one of the top programs in the country for children with dyslexia.
This event is made possible by the support of the Montag family, our faithful friends and supporters of the Atlanta Speech School.