58th Annual international conference / february 18-21, 2021 / we are going virtual!

Find Out More!

All times are Central United States Time (Chicago Equivalent)

Thursday, January 21, 2021Time
Welcome to the Science to Practice Virtual Conference 2021
– LDA, Pearson and others
3:30pm
Introduction to Science to Practice
– H. Lee Swanson
4:00pm

Friday, January 22, 2021Time
Learning vs. Producing Disabilities:  Implications for Instruction and Intervention
– George McCloskey
8:30am – 10:30am
Intellectual Development and Specific Learning Disability: The Role of Norm-Referenced Tests
– Edward Schultz
8:30am – 10:30am
Relations of Children’s Cognitive Abilities and their Reading, Writing, and Math: Measured by Several Tests
Jacqueline Caemmerer and Timothy Keith
8:30am – 10:30am
BREAK10:30am – 10:45am
The Neurodevelopmental Approach to Learning Disability Assessment and Intervention
Elaine Fletcher-Jansen
10:45am – 12:45pm
Early Identification of Dyslexia
– Milt Dehn
10:45am – 12:45pm
Do Cognitive-Achievement Relations Vary by General Ability Level?
– Daniel B. Hajovsky and Chris Niileksela
10:45am – 12:45pm
LUNCH12:45pm – 1:15pm
The Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Method for Identification and Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities: The Controversies, Research, Benefits, and Limitations
– Dawn Flanagan and Vincent Alfonso
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Enhancing Mathematics Vocabulary Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulties
– Gena Nelson
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Analyzing the KTEA-3 Through the Simple Views of Reading and Writing
– Jason Parkin
1:15pm – 3:15pm
BREAK3:15pm – 3:30pm
Improving Learning Disability Identification with Fewer Myths and More Science
– Joel Schnider
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Assessment of Dyslexia: Constructs and Challenges
– Nancy Mather
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment of Learning Difficulties with Performance-Based Cognitive, Achievement, and Neuropsychological Tests: Evidence and Interpretation
Jordan Wright and Susie Raiford
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, January 23, 2021Time
Executive Functions: Shared and Unique Contributions to Learning Disabilities and Attention Disorders
– Peter K. Isquith
8:30am – 10:30am
Leveraging Current Trends in PSW Development to Advocate for Meaningful Change in SLD Identification at the State and Local Levels
– Joe Engler
8:30am – 10:30am
Got Evidence? Using Research to Inform Writing Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities
– Tanya Santangelo
8:30am – 10:30am
BREAK10:30am – 10:45am
Understanding How Psychological Processes Influence Classroom Instruction and Student Outcomes: The Teaching Brain Literacy Initiative
– Brad Hale
10:45am – 12:45pm
A Neuropsychological Approach for Identifying and Remediating Reading Disabilities
– Jack Naglieri and Steven Feifer
10:45am – 12:45pm
Screen-Intervene for Prevention, Problem-Solving Consultation Linked to Assessment-Intervention, and Differential Diagnosis-Differentiated Instruction: The Other 3-Tier Model
– Virginia Berninger
10:45am – 12:45pm
LUNCH12:45pm – 1:15pm
Critical Assumptions of SLD Identification Models in IDEIA 2004: The Lack of Scientific Support for “Scientific, Research-based” Interventions
– Scott Decker
1:15pm – 3:15pm
New Ways to Identify Twice Exceptional Learners on the WISC-V
– Linda Kreger Silverman
1:15pm – 3:15pm
Using WIAT-4 Data to Understand Reading Challenges and Foster Literacy Development Amid Educational Disruption
– Liz Grose and Kristina Breaux
1:15pm – 3:15pm
BREAK3:15pm – 3:30pm
What Does Neuropsychology Offer to SLD Assessment?
– Dan Miller
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Learning Disability Identification with English Learners: An Evidence-based Approach for Evaluating Measurement Validity and Examining Exclusionary Factors 
– Sam Ortiz
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Comorbidity of ADHD and Specific Learning Disabilities
– George DuPaul and Vincent Alfonso
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Sunday, January 24, 2021Time
Students with Specific Learning Disabilities Need Tailored Interventions That Address Their Academic AND Cognitive Areas of Weakness
– Dawn Flanagan
8:30am – 10:30am
How the Simple View of Reading Contributes to Identifying and Treating Language and Literacy Disorders, Including Dyslexia
– Nickola Nelson
8:30am – 10:30am
Phenomenology, Prevalence, Neurobiology, and Treatment of Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD)
– Amy Margolis
8:30am – 10:30am
BREAK10:30am – 10:45am
SYMPOSIUM – Learning Disabilities Are Plural: In Person and Virtual Differential Diagnosis and Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners
– Virginia Berninger, Nickola Nelson, and Monica McHale-Small
10:45am – 12:45pm
Embedding Supports for Cognitive Skills into Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction: Theoretical Considerations and Preliminary Evidence
-Marc Goodrich and Peng Peng
10:45am – 12:45pm
An Integrated Model for Comprehensive SLD Evaluation in Schools
– Karen Apgar
10:45am – 12:45pm
LUNCH12:45pm – 1:15pm
Closing Keynote
– Doug Fuchs
1:15pm – 3:15pm