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Tuesday, June 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Power of Reading Profiles

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This session provides an overview of three common poor reader profiles and their value to teachers in helping struggling readers. Although every poor reader has certain individual needs, three common profiles tend to recur among children with reading problems: specific word recognition difficulties, specific comprehension difficulties, and mixed reading difficulties. An understanding of these common profiles provides a powerful starting point for teachers in interpreting assessments and planning reading interventions across the K-12 grade span. In addition to their value in reading, profiles can potentially inform writing and math intervention for poor readers who have related problems in these areas. Moreover, profile information is useful not only for students with disabilities that affect reading (e.g., dyslexia or autism), but also for children with more experientially based reading difficulties (e.g., English learners). Profile information can be especially valuable when implemented in the context of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or a response to intervention (RTI) approach. To illustrate these points, the session includes a discussion of the interdisciplinary research base for reading profiles and provides multiple case examples.


Dallas Henderson

RISE Regional Specialist, Arkansas Department of Education

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Louise Spear-Swerling

Louise Spear-Swerling is Professor of Special Education and Reading and Area Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Learning Disabilities at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Before joining the faculty at SCSU, she taught in public schools in Connecticut, in both... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall B Hot Springs Convention Center

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