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Evaluation of Reading Disorders

July 13, 2020
This presentation will focus on using Nebraska law and best practices to inform participants of effective ways to educationally verify reading disabilities. The “Joint Principles of Eligibility for Special Education Under a Specific Learning Disability Classification” is used to guide the presentation. Participants will learn how to use best practices in reading, including the integration of theory, to make practical and meaningful decisions regarding student needs in the area of reading improvement.
Presenters
George Toman, NeMTSS Regional Support Lead
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Supporting Reading: Considering Technology and AEM within an MTSS Framework

July 13, 2020
NeMTSS provides a means of organizing supports for students so that there both universal supports and supports that gradually increase in intensity. Technology supports for reading and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) are two areas of supports that can and should be included within an NeMTSS framework. This session explores how both technology supports, including assistive technology, and AEM can be effectively organized and implemented within NeMTSS.
Presenters
Brian Wojcik, Education Program Supervisor, Assistive Technology Specialist
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10:00 am - 11:00 am

Foundational Skills for Middle School

July 27, 2020
Although foundational skills are the building blocks for early learning and reading, it has become increasingly apparent that we still have students with reading deficits…
Presenters
Claudine Kennicutt, NeMTSS Regional Lead Academic, Behavior, and EC/Pyramid Implementation Support Facilitator
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Teaching Kids to Read Big Words

July 27, 2020
Once children acquire basic decoding skills, they often hit a roadblock as words become longer and more complex.  Learning to read big words takes more…
Presenters
Holly Lane, Associate Professor, School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Education
12:00 am -
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Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Students with Dyslexia

July 13, 2020
Our understanding of dyslexia has greatly expanded over the past decade, due in large part to the newest technologies being used by researchers to study the complex brain functions involved in reading and writing. This session provides an overview of the newest research on this cognitive disorder. The importance of early identification and intervention will be stressed, with a discussion of the assessments that can be used to help us identify these students and plan effective instruction. Components of this effective instruction will be presented, including the role of phonological awareness, phonics/decoding, and reading fluency.
Presenters
Jan Hasbrouck, Educational Consultant, trainer, and researcher
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What are Evidence-Based Practices?

July 13, 2020
This presentation defines evidence-based practices, explains the benefits of using them in schools, districts, and communities, and describes how evidence-based practices are evaluated. The information presented can help individuals develop guidelines on how to choose evidence-based practices for schools and districts to promote positive student outcomes.
Presenters
Amanda Witte, Research Assistant Professor, Miriam Crinion, School Psychology Research Assistant , Abril Rangel-Pacheco, NeMTSS Graduate Research Assistant