Professional Development Center

Understanding Dyslexia with Nancy Mather September 26, 2019

Understanding Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention Nancy Mather headshot

with Nancy Mather, Ph.D.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9:00-3:30

University Events Room, 7th Floor

Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus


Registration is now open:

Click here to register online (preferred)

Downloadable Registration Form (PDF)

Downloadable Flyer (PDF)

This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell. The speaker will address the definition of dyslexia; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming; the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills; and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies for addressing specific types of reading and spelling problems. The target audience includes school psychologists, diagnosticians, special education teachers, reading teachers, speech and language pathologists, and school administrators.

About Nancy Mather, Ph.D.

Nancy Mather is a Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has co-authored two books on interpretation and application of the WJ IV. Her most recent book on dyslexia is:  Essentials of Dyslexia:  Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012) and on learning disabilities: Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (Mather, Goldstein, & Eklund, 2015).

Registration fees:

  • Individual registration: $135/individual
  • District team registration (for 3+ registrations sent in together): $115/person

Attendees will receive contact hours for their participation.

Contact the PDC with any questions:

Julie Marsh, Program Coordinator
Professional Development Center