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Students who struggle to learn to read require explicit, systematic instruction, targeted toward their specific areas of strength and weakness, using an evidence-based methodology. Sheryl Knapp, founder of The Literacy and Learning Assessment Center of CT, will describe the components of a comprehensive literacy evaluation, and their implications for providing each student with effective interventions. She will comment on specific instructional programs and methodologies, including suggestions regarding what to request.
Sheryl Knapp, M.Ed., C/AOGPE, CDT, is founder of The Literacy and Learning Assessment Center of CT in Norwalk. She currently serves as the President of the Dyslexia Society of Connecticut and was a long-time Board member for the Connecticut Down syndrome Congress. Knapp is also a contributing writer and editor for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities. After completing hundreds of classroom and practicum hours under the supervision of a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners (AOGPE), Knapp earned her Associate level of Certification with the Academy in 2010, and Certified level in 2018. Knapp frequently writes and presents on topics relating to literacy and learning disabilities and has worked extensively with students, families and school districts across Connecticut, as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and beyond.