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A Longitudinal Perspective on Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder: The Simple View of Reading, Poor Readers Subgroups and Clinical Implications
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Place: Live Virtual Conference

Tiffany P. Hogan, PhD CCC-SLP, is Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Dr. Hogan studies the genetic, neurologic, and behavioral links between oral and written language development, with a focus on implementation science for improving assessment and intervention for young children with speech, language and/or literacy impairments. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Dr. Hogan teaches online graduate courses in literacy assessment and intervention and leading literacy change. She is an advocate for children with communication disorders including Developmental Language Disorders, Dyslexia, and Speech Sound Disorders. She is co-founder of the DLD informational website:, she hosts a podcast, SeeHearSpeak Podcast (, and she is an elected board member for the Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading. Her career achievements have been acknowledged through receipt of numerous awards and fellowships including an Award for Early Career Contributions in Research and Lifetime Fellow bestowed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a Faculty Excellence in Research Award from the MGH Institute. Find her on twitter (@tiffanyphogan), Facebook (sailliteracylab), Instagram (@seehearspeakpodcast) or the web (
In this full day Conference, recent research on the language basis of reading will be reviewed through a developmental lens. Poor reader subgroups – dyslexia and developmental language disorder – will be described with a focus on early identification and intervention within the context of current legislation and advocacy efforts.

Learner Outcomes: At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the main components of language and how they support reading comprehension.
  • List two ways that reading comprehension changes over time.
  • List one way dyslexia is the same as developmental language disorder and one way they are different.
  • Identify one fact about #DevLangDis and/or #Dyslexia.
  • Identify one way you will change your classroom/clinical practice, based on what you learned today.
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Language Basis of Reading Comprehension
10:15 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Poor Reader Subgroups: Assessment
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm BREAK FOR LUNCH
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Poor Reader Subgroups: Intervention
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Legislation and Advocacy, Conclusions, Question and Answers

  • NJSHA Member: $100
  • NJSHA Student Member: $0
  • Non-Member $190
  • Non-Member Student $25

NJSHA Members, click here to register.
Non-Members, click here to register.

Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by October 16, 2020. A $25 administration charge will be deducted from your refund.

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This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Tiffany Hogan is receiving an honorarium from NJSHA for her presentation. She will also be referencing her place of employment, MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also received a grant from National Institutes of Health.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Tiffany Hogan is a board member of Society for the Scientific Studies of Reading and a RSAC Committee Member for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.