Newton PAC Presents! Next Thursday, Jan 12th, Components of a High Quality Reading Program for Children with Learning Disabilities

Components of a High Quality Reading Program for Children with Reading Disabilities
presented by Elaine Holden

Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 PM (note earlier time)

Dr. Holden will discuss the significance of delays in the acquisition of basic reading skills and how to use current research to advocate for instruction that will be effective for children of all ages with reading challenges. She will also discuss the importance of reading fluency as a necessary skill for reading comprehension. She will discuss the higher-level language skills (vocabulary, sentence structure, and inferential thinking) that contribute to a deep understanding of text. Participants will learn about current research in fluency and reading comprehension as a means of better understanding the needs of competent readers.

Dr. Holden has worked in New England as a specialist, consultant, college professor, and supervisor in the area of reading for over thirty years. As the author of numerous articles, contributor to language texts and evaluation tools, as well as a noted speaker at educational conferences for over twenty years, Dr. Holden brings a wealth of professional knowledge to us.  Currently she directs the tutorials for The Reading Foundation, is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire, evaluates children both privately and for school districts in the area of reading and related language disorders, sits on the governing board for the Associate of Specialists in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (ASAIF), is a member of the New Hampshire board of directors of The International Dyslexia Association, and is the only Orton-Gillingham Academy Fellow in the State of New Hampshire.

This free presentation will be held in Room 210 at 100 Walnut Street.  Light refreshments and networking begin at 6:45 PM.  The presentation will begin at 7:00 and end at 9:00 PM.

Please RSVP to info@newtonpac.org so that we will have enough handouts.