2.14 Using Evaluations to Better Understand Our Learners with Katy Vassar
In this episode, we’re joined by Katy Vassar. Katy is a Dyslexia and Reading Consultant, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, Qualified Instructor of therapists, and Educational Diagnostician with over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Her history includes roles in special education, general education, reading/dyslexia intervention, and coaching at the elementary and secondary levels in both public and independent school systems.
Katy currently teams with various centers to train teachers as dyslexia therapists, train educators to better work with students with dyslexia in the classroom, provide psychoeducational evaluations, and support individual students and families as they navigate the world of dyslexia. She also contracts with schools, districts, and other state and local organizations to provide consultation services and professional development.
Katy is passionate about supporting the learning needs of all students as they navigate their journey toward being successful life-long learners.
We’ll talk about how Katy got started on her journey, the role of an educational diagnostician, what tests and assessments are used, what testing can reveal about a child, and so much more!
Join us as we take a deeper look at special education evaluations with a focus on both families and educators.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Season 1, Episode 16: The Legal Aspect of Dyslexia Advocacy with Sabrina Axt
- Dyslexia Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock L. Eide M.D. M.A. and Fernette F. Eide M.D.
- Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter
- Casey on TpT - The Dyslexia Classroom or The Dyslexia Classroom
- Emily on TpT - The Literacy Nest or The Literacy Nest
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