Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading

June 11, 2019 all-day

Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading


Photo of David Kilpatrick Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading, is the first session in the 2019 Literacy Institute sponsored by Support Team 1. In this session, David Kilpatrick, Ph.D., will discuss how reading skills can be increased through evidence-based practices and approaches. He will discuss phonemic processes and the nature of word-level reading development and reading problems. He also will address assessment selection and how to interpret the results for instructional decision making.

This session will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, located in Toledo, Ohio. It is designed specifically for all preschool through grade five (Pre-K – 5) teachers, administrators, literacy coaches, curriculum directors, and special education directors.

About David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.


Photo of David KilpatrickDavid A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology for the State University of New York, College at Cortland and teaches courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology. He is also a New York State Certified School Psychologist and has done over a thousand evaluations of students with reading difficulties during his 27 years with the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District.

David currently conducts research on reading difficulties and does professional development workshops for educators. He is also the author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Wiley, 2015) and Equipped for Reading Success: A Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Program for Developing Phonemic Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition (Casey & Kirsch Publishers, 2016). Learn more online at Equipped for Reading.

Registration Information & Credit Options


This is the first session of the 2019 Literacy Institute:

  1. Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading (June 11);
  2. Explicit Instruction in Literacy for All Learners (June 13); and
  3. Expanding Expression: A Multi-Sensory Tool for Improved Oral Expression & Writing (June 14).

Each session in this series offer five and one-half [5.5] contact hours. Participants may register for sessions independently or combine all three sessions for graduate credit through Ashland University.

Participants can register through the Ohio Department of Education’s STARS portal* or use the State Support Team 1 online registration form.

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West


The Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West is located at 2275 Collingwood Boulevard in Toledo, Ohio. A map with directions to this location is embedded below and available online.