DR. JACK FLETCHER PRESENTS ON IDENTIFYING LEARNING DISABILITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF RTI
On March 31, 2016, Dr. Jack Fletcher presented to approximately 40 guests on the topic of “Identifying Learning Disabilities in the Context of RtI: A Hybrid Model”. Using 30 years of neurobiological and psycho-educational research in learning disabilities, Dr. Fletcher discussed the scientific basis for changes in LD identification and intervention introduced by IDEA 2004. He shared how the these changes affect the accuracy and utility of Kentucky’s current eligibility model for LD and why the science of LD prioritizes intervention over identification. This event was provided by SESC in partnership with CKEC.
Dr. Jack Fletcher is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Houston. He directs a Learning Disability Research Center and served on the NICHD National Advisory Council, the Rand Reading Study Group, the National Research Council Committee on Scientific Principles in Education Research, and the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education. He has authored 3 books and over 350 papers and was the recipient of the Samuel T. Orton award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2003; co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris award from the International Reading Association in 2006 and was President of the International Neuropsychological Society in 2008-2009.