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Free Webinar – Why Phonemic Proficiency is Necessary for All Readers

September 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Most educators have heard that phonemic awareness (PA) is important for reading. However, it is often not clear why. Most readers were never taught PA, yet they are good readers. Some advocates of phonics instruction as well as advocates of balanced literacy downplay the importance of PA for reading instruction. Still other educators are puzzled by the concept of “advanced PA.”

In this free hour long webinar, Dr. David Kilpatrick, author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, will discuss how and why highly developed PA skills (i.e., “phonemic proficiency”) are a characteristic of skilled readers, whether a student is taught it or not. By contrast, struggling readers do not develop these skills without direct intervention.
Join this webinar to learn the key factors that link phonological skills and word-level reading.
Can’t make the live webinar? No problem! Go ahead and register and we’ll send you a recording to listen to at your convenience.
I just noticed…the date on the Webster University program is different than the one currently posted! Sorry! Webster changed the date but it looks like this one is sticking.


September 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm