Featured Presenters – 2013 Conference, March 18 & 19, NYU Kimmel Center

Monday, March 18: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Jan Wasowicz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
President, Learning By Design, LLC
Evanston, IL

Author and inventor of Earobics® Software, Dr. Wasowicz specializes in evaluating and teaching students and on best practices for literacy assessment and instruction.

Spelling Instruction: Best Practices for Word Study
In this session, participants will increase their understanding of spelling and word-level reading as multi-linguistic skills and learn to use word study instruction to get students thinking and talking about the sounds, letters and meanings of words.

Joanna Uhry, Ph.D.
Professor, Literacy Education
Fordham University, New York, NY

Dr. Uhry’s research interests are focused on connections between reading and writing, early literacy, learning differences, students who are at-risk, and teacher preparation.

Phonemic Awareness and Beginning Reading
This session examines the relationship between phonemic awareness and other precursors of beginning reading (e.g., invented spelling, finger-point reading), and discusses current research and its implications for effective instruction.