Developmental Dyslexia: An Overview
Dr. Timothy N. Odegard, Director of Research and Evaluation at Wilson Language Training, presents the biological factors of dyslexia and explains its neurological origin. Dr. Odegard reviews the screening process required by Arkansas Act 1294 and explains the types of specific reading disabilities: phonological deficit, orthographic processing deficit, and comprehension deficit. He discusses the importance of the core reading skills and how they work together towards the ultimate goal of reading comprehension. Finally, he explains effective Response to Intervention implementation. This presentation was taped during the ALTA Arkansas Regional Conference on October 4, 2014 at AETN in Conway, Arkansas.