Fall Symposium

 Saturday, September 24, 2022
8:30am-12:00 pm

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Andrea Ogonosky, Ph.D., NCSP, LSSP

Demystifying the Dyslexia Dilemma in Texas: Understanding Expectations for Assessment, Intervention, and Monitoring Progress for Students with Reading Difficulties

Description:

There is much confusion among school based practitioners, clinicians, and parents regarding expectations for supporting students with Dyslexia and learning disabilities in Texas public schools. This session is designed to provide a historical review of Dyslexia in our state while focusing on the new era of providing assessment and interventions to students with reading difficulties and disabilities. Included in the session will be facilitated conversations regarding new research on the effects of “unfinished” learning as it relates to the ongoing effects of the COVID 19 pandemic as well as shifts in the current TEA guidelines for providing screening, assessment, and accelerated/remedial instructional reading interventions to students.

Bio:

Dr. Andrea Ogonosky is a Licensed Psychologist, a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who currently serves various roles in school districts across the United States. She is a state and national speaker on assessment, academic and behavior interventions, Dyslexia, IDEA/Child Find, Section 504, and RtI. She has written 7 books on RtI and is a contributing author to the Woodcock-Johnson IV Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies book. Dr. Ogonosky provides consultative services to school districts Expertise also involves coaching with district teachers on using resources to provide information for developing strong reading, writing, and math instruction and intervention. She is a state trainer on Ethics and Multicultural Issues for school based evaluation personnel. Dr. Ogonosky is a past president of the Texas Association of School Psychologists.

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