Using Phonics Based Assessment to Develop Targeted Phonics Intervention

Using Phonics Based Assessment to Develop Targeted Phonics Intervention
Lauren Thompson, M.A., C.A.S.

Learn to use accessible, low-cost phonics assessments to analyze students’ strengths and
challenges, and to plan targeted phonics intervention. This presentation demonstrated how
to use two freely-available, informal, criterion-based phonics surveys to measure how secure
students are in their knowledge of discrete phonics skills, and how to design structured,
systematic intervention based on assessment data. Topics  included analyzing assessment
results to discover gaps in students’ phoneme-level proficiency and phonics skills; using a
phonics scope-and-sequence to plan instruction; referencing state standards for ELA
foundational skills as part of setting goals for phonics instruction; appropriately incorporating
controlled-decodable texts fit into phonics instruction.

ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level

CA SLPAHB: 2.0 

CMH: 2.0 

Lauren Thompson, M.A., C.A.S. is certified as a Structured Literacy Interventionist by the
Center for Effective Reading Instruction. She is also certified in the Wilson Reading System, and
a graduate of the Certificate of Advanced Study in Language and Literacy program at the
Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked as a private
dyslexia and literacy tutor for more than 8 years, assisting more than 100 students in Brooklyn,
NY, to become stronger readers and writers. Memories of her brother’s unmet learning needs
inspired her to help other children avoid similar traumas. Prior to embarking on a career as a
literacy instructor, she was (and still is) a best-selling children’s book author, and worked as a
children’s trade book editor for 18 years. Her entire adult life has been devoted to bringing the
world of literacy to all children. (Identifiers: she/her pronouns, White European ancestry).

• Access two criterion-based free or low-cost foundational reading skills assessments for
Grades K to 5 and up

• Analyze foundational skills assessment data to clarify students’ areas of skills security
and insecurity

• Design a targeted, hierarchical plan of phonics intervention in response to assessment
data

• Align common phonics scope-and-sequence frameworks with  Foundational
Reading Skills grade expectations

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— Lauren Thompson will receive a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference. 

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationships

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

25 mins – Objectives:

• Access two criterion-based free or low-cost foundational reading skills assessments for
Grades K to 5 and up

• Analyze foundational skills assessment data to clarify students’ areas of skills security
and insecurity

• Design a targeted, hierarchical plan of phonics intervention in response to assessment
data

• Align common phonics scope-and-sequence frameworks with  Foundational
Reading Skills grade expectations

50 mins – Methodology: evidence based procedures and strategies for targeted phonics intervention

30 mins – Recommendations:  considerations for special populations, adverse impact on education

10 mins – Q&A

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