Video Recording  of Dr. Farrall's Assessment Workshop for Dyslexia

Video Recording of Dr. Farrall's Assessment Workshop for Dyslexia

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IDA-Oregon provides an opportunity to watch the recording of the 46th Spring Symposium Assessment Workshop with Dr. Melissa Farrall.

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Making Sense of Evaluations for Dyslexia

"Well organized, excellent presenter with a clear goal that was met." - Feedback from our attendees.

* Why do capable students struggle?

* How do we recognize different dyslexia profiles?

Register now, and experience the recorded full-day Assessment Workshop with Dr. Melissa Farrall, "Making Sense of Evaluations for Dyslexia", hosted by IDA-Oregon. Purchase the workshop and watch on your own schedule up until Dec 31, 2022.

The recording will be sent to you upon registration.

You will:

  • Learn from private psychologist, Dr. Farrall, who specializes in the diagnosis of dyslexia and the various dyslexia profiles.
  • Learn to recognize several different dyslexia profiles
  • Discussions include dyslexia & comorbidities
  • Some common comorbidities with dyslexia: attention deficits, language impairments, and dysgraphia, etc
  • Increase your knowledge in administering & writing assessments
  • Understand the difference between Criterion-Referenced test & Norm-Referenced test
  • Additionally, we have the pleasure of hearing from Kareem Weaver, FULCRUM, as our closing keynote speaker.

All attendees are encouraged to purchase a copy of Dr. Farrall's book: Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition - it is NOT included in the registration cost. Click here to order the book

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Melissa Farrall is the author of Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition, and the co-author of All About Tests & Assessments published by Wrightslaw. Melissa Farrall presently works as the Director for Evaluation at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vermont where she trains evaluators and teaches courses on the assessment of reading, writing, and language. In addition, Melissa holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

In the past, Melissa taught the structure of language and assessment in the Language and Literacy program at Simmons College in Boston, MA, and at The Reading Institute in Williamstown, MA. She worked as a learning disability specialist in the public schools for several years. Dr. Farrall received her doctorate from Brown University in 1981 in the area of Slavic Linguistics. She received her master’s degree from Rivier College in Learning Disabilities in 1994, and her certification as a Specialist in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning in 1999.


Teaching children to use basic phonics patterns, syllable types, syllable division, and spelling rules to read and write words accurately will often boost comprehension scores for students with code-based reading difficulties.

Please use the link provided to read an article written by Dr. Farrall and Dr. Ashby on the role of assessment in structured literacy published in the "Perspectives on Language and Literacy Summer 2019."

Article: The Role of Assessment in Structured Literacy

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Kareem Weaver is a member of the Oakland NAACP Education Committee, a leader of Full and Complete Reading is a Universal Mandate (FULCRUM), and was an award-winning teacher and administrator in Oakland, California, and Columbia, South Carolina. Kareem has an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and a master’s in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

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