March 14, 2020: Dr. Carolyn Denton

The Science of Dyslexia

Carolyn Denton has conducted research on 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. Carolyn’s research has been supported with grants from the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her more recent research examines interventions for children with comorbid ADHD and reading disability, and research on the role of visual impairments in reading.  In her work, Carolyn has collaborated with many leading researchers in the field (David Francis, Jack Fletcher, and Sharon Vaughn). Her research has included randomized trials and difficult to implement classroom based intervention studies.

Dr. Carolyn Denton
Dr. Carolyn Denton

June 6, 2020: Dr. Deb Glaser

The Science of Vocabulary Instruction

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

September 26, 2020: Dr. David Kilpatrick

The Science of Word-Level Reading

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

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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