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IDA-UMB / HELP Outreach: Instant Word Recognition in All Readers with Presenter David Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

October 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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This presentation will focus on developing a better understanding of how skilled readers remember words efficiently for later, instant retrieval and why struggling readers do not. This will be followed by a discussion of instructional approaches that foster the development of instant word recognition in all readers, including those who struggle.

About the Speaker: David Kilpatrick, PhD

A 2021 HELP Distinguished Scholar, David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology emeritus from 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 taught courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. He is a reading researcher and the author of two acclaimed books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, with R. M. Joshi and Richard Wagner, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.

Event Details

Where: This is a FREE online event.

When: Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 5-6 pm EST (4-5 pm CST)

MESSAGE FROM IDA-UMB: At the request of the speaker, the event will NOT be recorded. On the date of the event, we will only be able to accommodate 500 webinar attendees. The day of the webinar, the first 500 registered attendees to log on to GotoWebinar will be allowed to attend.

NOTE: If you teach in a college or university department of education, but you cannot attend this webinar on October 7, you may be eligible to join an online discussion with David Kilpatrick at a later date. Please indicate your interest and contact information in the space provided on the registration. 

No continuing education credits will be issued.


October 7, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Free Virtual Event
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