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David Kilpatrick: Addressing Word-Level Reading Problems, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: In-person.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.



The presentation will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding the nature of word-level reading development and word-level reading problems will guide assessment, instruction, and intervention. Studies consistently show that the most commonly used intervention approaches provide limited benefits for at-risk and struggling readers. However, other studies have shown that some approaches can yield very large reading gains for such students. Once we understand how reading works and why some students struggle, the reasons for this pattern of intervention findings become clear. The focus is on establishing a knowledge base forĀ  educators to choose the most effective assessment, instructional, and intervention practices.

To learn more about David Kilpatrick’s work in the field of literacy, check out his books:



This course is appropriate for educators who work at all grade levels.



Materials will be provided on site.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 10, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm

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About the Instructor

David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D

David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years of experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Equipped for Reading Success and Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.

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