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NHASP Spring Conference: Identifying Orthographically-Based Reading and Writing Issues

  • 22 Mar 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 18


  • A member of a state school psychology association in the north east.
  • For current members of NHASP
  • Registration for everyone not covered by another registration type.
  • For students currently enrolled for at least 6 credits in a graduate program in school psychology or a related field.

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NHASP Spring Conference!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Identifying Orthographically-Based Reading and Writing Issues

Presented by 

Marlene Sotelo-Dynega, Psy.D. 

March 22, 2023 8am-12:30pm

This event will be held virtually using Zoom. Access link will be emailed after registration

Continuing Education Credits

4.0 CE credits are available for this event!

NHASP is a NASP-approved provider of CPD hours and Certificates of Attendance will be accepted toward NCSP. A total of 4.0 CE credits will be awarded for this event.

NH Licensed Psychologists should note that NASP is an approved CE provider and these credits count towards licensure renewal requirements. 

Workshop Description

Participants who attend this presentation will learn about the construct of orthography and how to determine if additional testing is necessary when working with children who are experiencing reading and writing difficulties. Participants will be presented with a review of several measures of orthographic skills that can facilitate the identification of orthographic dyslexia. Interventions for weaknesses in orthographic skills linked to these assessments will be highlighted. 

The schedule for the day is:

7:45 am: Zoom Opens

8:00am: Workshop Session I

9:30am: NHASP Updates & Break

9:45am: Workshop Session II

11:15am: Break

11:30:  Workshop Session III

12:30pm: Session Ends 

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for School Psychologists, Psychologists, Special Education Teachers and Administrators, Regular Education Teachers, and Speech Pathologists. The workshop is available to current NHASP members at a special reduced rate as a membership benefit. Additionally, members of other North East Regional state associations can attend at the NH member rate as part of our regional collaboration. 

Students are provided a reduced registration fee for this event. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the construct of orthography

  2. Incorporate orthographic measurement tools into their assessment batteries

  3. Differentiate orthographic measures from other literacy assessment tools

  4. Specify evaluation questions that suggest orthographic measures are needed for an assessment.

  5. Match interventions for students to skill weaknesses identified through assessment of orthographic skills. 

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Sotelo-Dynega is an Associate Professor of School Psychology at St. John's University. In addition to teaching courses on school-focused neuropsychological assessment, she also mentors doctoral dissertations, and conducts research regarding the identification of orthographically-based reading disorders (i.e., dyslexia) and the effects of culture and language on standardized tests. Dr. Sotelo-Dynega has also published various articles and book chapters on these topics and has presented both locally and nationally to school psychologists and other school personnel.

    Dr. Sotelo-Dynega is a credentialed, Bilingual (Spanish/English) School Psychologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, and Licensed Psychologist in the State of New York. Prior to accepting her current position at St. John's University in 2007, she worked as a School Psychologist in several school settings in the New York metropolitan region for 5 years.

    Through her professional experiences and research, Dr. Sotelo-Dynega has learned that many children with reading disorders/dyslexia are not being identified when evaluated by school personnel. She believes that this has to do with a misunderstanding of dyslexia, which is a heterogeneous group of disorders that varies in severity and can manifest differently throughout the life span. The main purpose of Dr. Sotelo-Dynega’s work is to inform school personnel regarding the most current research and methods available to help identify and intervene with students who present with reading issues. 

    Registration Information

    Purchase orders will not be accepted for this event. 

    Online payments will be accepted for this event. Please note that NHASP is now using payment processing from Wild Apricot to simplify your checkout process. You will no longer be re-directed to PayPal for payment. 

    Cancellations received prior to March 15th, 2023 will be refunded less a 5% administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after 5pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. 

    *Students currently enrolled in a school psychology or school counseling program receive a reduced registration fee for this event. 

    For questions, please contact NHASP President Kate Grieve. Contact information is located in the sidebar or on the contact us page. 

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