Assessment & Intervention for Students with Dyslexia

Region 7 ESC, Assessment and Intervention for Students with Disabilities, Workshop, Conference, Dr. Nancy Mather, University of Arizona, Dyslexia, Disability, Special Educations


This workshop will focus on both assessment and evidence-based interventions for students who struggle to learn to read and spell because of dyslexia.

Dr. Mather will address the importance of assessing different cognitive and linguistic processes, including:

  • phonological awareness
  • orthographic coding
  • processing speed
  • rapid automatized naming
  • the phases of development of basic reading and spelling skills
  • and the implementation of differentiated instructional methodologies for addressing specific types of reading and spelling problems.

In addition, she will describe the recently published Tests of Dyslexia (Mather, McCallum, Bell, & Wendling, 2023).

Topics include Tests of Dyslexia, Evaluation, Interpretation, and Intervention.

Dr. Nancy Mather is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She co-authored the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has authored numerous publications, books, reading programs, and tests, including the Tests of Dyslexia (TOD).

Dr. Mather specializes in assessment, reading, writing, and learning disabilities. 
Her latest book: Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012)