Spring 2020: Date TBD; Session 1 of LVWC Training

Post date: Mar 14, 2017 2:57:50 AM

Developing More Effective Reading: Phonological Processing Skills and Fluency

with Robin Lovrien Schwarz

Training description: Phonological processing skills (PPS) underlie all reading and writing. As tutors, we need to make sure these skills are strong in "challenged" readers. You will learn about PPS and easy ways to assess and strengthen them. Visual fluency also adds tremendously to reading success, but is often overlooked when helping struggling readers. In this session you will also learn simple techniques for developing greater visual fluency in your learning partners.

Trainer bio: Robin Lovrien Schwarz, M. Sp. Ed: LD Ph.D. was a reading specialist for nearly 20 years and received her early training as a remedial reading tutor at the Kingsbury Center, a Washington D.C.-based institution and school dedicated to serving children and adults with learning differences. Lovrien worked with struggling readers of all ages at the Lab School of Washington for many years, and has applied her knowledge to examining the issues of reading and reading difficulties in ESOL. She has been a consultant, trainer, and writer in the field of learning difficulties and disabilities in adult ESOL learners for more than 20 years. Lovrien particularly loves to continue learning about the recent research in neuroscience and in reading difficulties across languages as it informs how our learners read and why the process is not always as smooth as we expect.

NOTE: Session 2 of LVWC Training: Strategies for Gaining Vocabulary & Comprehension will be offered in April/May; Date TBD

Please RSVP (ideally by March 22) if you plan to attend this training. [email: dpendleton@rsu71.org]