Decoding Dyslexia South Dakota

Decoding Dyslexia-SD is a grassroots movement driven by SD families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in SD schools.

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David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Jan 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Rapid City Area Schools


David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology at State University of New York, College at Cortland

New York State Certified School Psychologist with almost three decades of experience

Author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties and Equipped for Reading Success

January 4, 2019
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
At the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rushmore H Room

Dr. Kilpatrick will discuss reading disabilities (such as dyslexia), how children learn to read, and why some children struggle.

A deeper understanding of these topics will help participants understand the child’s needs, choose more viable assessments, and educate parents, teachers, and students.

This cost of registration for this event is $50. However, all Rapid City Area School employees may register at no cost by calling Lisa Swanson at 605-394-4036. Be sure a request to attend professional development is completed and approved before registering with Lisa if you are a Rapid City Area School employee.

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