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How Students Remember Words, Why Some Struggle, and What to Do About It – Webinars Fall 2023

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  • Type: Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: This session is offered in both live and on-demand formats. To access either format, please register before the live presentation is held. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. You may then use the same Zoom link to both watch live and view the recording.
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed before the course begins



This is the first session of a two-part series on word-level reading. This first session will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Participants will learn about what research has uncovered regarding how children identify words and efficiently remember them through a process of orthographic mapping. This allows them to instantly and effortlessly remember and retrieve them later. These findings will provide a foundation for effective instruction and intervention.

This is the first part of a two-part webinar series on word-level reading. Register for part two: Orthographic Mapping: Practical Classroom Applications.



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Course Information

1 hour, Emails with general session information will be sent within 48 hours of the webinar.
Dates/Time Price
October 10, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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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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