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  • Language Development
NEW: Language-based Learning Disabilities: From DLD to Dyslexia

Instructor: Tiffany Hogan, PhD
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $120 

Language-based learning disabilities, including developmental language disorder (DLD) and dyslexia are common and often hidden disorders that impact students’ language and reading development throughout their academic careers. In this workshop, Tiffany Hogan, PhD, will review recent research on the language basis of reading through a developmental lens. Poor reader subgroups – dyslexia and developmental language disorder – will be described with a focus on early identification and intervention within school contexts, current legislation changes, and advocacy efforts. Dr. Hogan, Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab, and Research Associate at Harvard University, will apply her work as a researcher through the lens of implementation science, in order to support learners to

  • address and correct the myths prevalent in popular media and social networks about dyslexia and DLD;
  • create resources, including a list of possible assessments, to help diagnose DLD and dyslexia in relation to other disorders such as autism and ADHD;
  • list treatments goals for a child with DLD and evidence-based resources to achieve these goals.

Participants will gain practical and applicable tools and strategies to support their children both at home and in the classroom.

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