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STRAIGHT TALK by the Experts®

Read Washington is proud to be a co-sponsor of the StraightTalk by the Experts Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for this three-day virtual conference. It will feature over a dozen experts, including Dr. Anita Archer, Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Dr. Nadine Gab, and Read Washington's own Dr. Jan Hasbrouck. Hear from keynote speakers Emily Hanford of American Public Media, Dr. David Seiner, and Dr. Marilyn Jager Adams, all from the comfort of your couch. 


Can't attend live sessions? No problem. Recordings of the presentations will be available to those who registered for the event. 

Registration is Open

Suggested Donation: $10 per day or $25 for all three days. All proceeds will fund charities supporting front-line workers. 

More information available during registration.

Read Washington Live Events Postponed Until 2021

In response to the uncertainty of hosting large group gatherings during a pandemic, Read Washington is postponing all events until further 2021. We appreciate your understanding during these ever-changing circumstances.

The Science of Word Reading

Dr. David A. Kilpatrick

David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is a professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.


Dr. David Kilpatrick

Dr. David Kilpatrick

The Science of Dyslexia

Dr. Carolyn Denton

The Science of Dyslexia, with Dr. Carolyn Denton. Dr. Denton has researched children with reading disabilities, ranging from intervention research on beginning readers and the instruction of decoding and foundation reading skills to research on middle school students struggling with comprehension. Dr. Denton's research on reading interventions for children with serious reading disabilities has included neuroimaging components that demonstrated changes in the patterns of brain processing with intensive reading intervention. She also worked in schools as a reading interventionist and a reading coach.


Dr. Denton brings a wealth of both scientific and practical information and experience to this workshop that will be valuable to all educators as well as parents with interest in successfully addressing the needs of students with dyslexia and other reading challenges.


Dr. Carolyn Denton

Dr. Carolyn Denton


Getting Started with the Science of Reading

Getting Started with The Science of Reading: Practical Classroom Tips, with Dr. Deb Glaser

Deborah Glaser has had a passion for teaching reading for a very long time. Ever since her little sister needed some help reading, she has followed her dream to teach others to read. Deborah has taught reading as an elementary teacher, special education teacher, and dyslexia specialist. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Glaser has traveled around the nation providing professional development for teachers, consulting with schools, districts, and policy groups. Her desire for every teacher to have access to the knowledge they deserve to help them teach all students how to read distinguishes her as a leader in the field. Dr. Glaser is author and co-author of the LETRS© Modules, Foundations: An Introduction to Language and Literacy (L. Moats) and ParaReading: A Training Guide for Tutors. Other publications include Reading Fluency: Understanding and Teaching this Complex Skill (with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck) and Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessment to Effective Interventions (with Susan Smartt, PhD). Learn more at The Reading Teacher's Top Ten Tools

Dr. Deb Glaser

Dr. Deb Glaser

Past Events

September 2019

The Science of Reading Fluency with Dr. Jan Habrouck

June 2019

The Science of Reading with Dr. Jan Hasbrouck

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