DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders
- Get the latest information about dyslexia
- Learn educational strategies to benefit your students
- Network with other professionals, service providers and parents
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- General and special education teachers
- Speech-language pathologists
- Reading specialists
- School administrators
- College students
David Chard, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in special education from the University of Oregon and a B.S. degree in mathematics and chemistry education from Central Michigan University. He has held faculty positions at Boston University, the University of Texas at Austin and served as associate dean in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. At Oregon, he oversaw curriculum and academic programs in the College of Education. He also was a California public school teacher and a Peace Corps educator in Lesotho, Africa. Chard has been a research review panelist at both state and national levels, including panels of the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Education. His research emphasis includes reading and mathematics strategies for early grades, learning disabilities, special education, and reading instruction for students with disabilities. He has published more than 30 research articles; co-authored 12 books, including children’s textbooks in mathematics and literacy; contributed 12 book chapters; and has either written or co-written 18 technical reports, monographs and training guides, most of which focus on reading and mathematics instruction for students at risk for school failure. He is a member of the International Academy for Research on Learning Disabilities. Chard’s work as a co-principal investigator on reading aloud curricula in first-grade classrooms has been awarded $3.8 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education, and he was the principal investigator on research about early learning in mathematics that received a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant. Since 1993, his research has been awarded more than $11 million in federal, state or private grants. A frequent presenter at national and international education conferences, Chard has taught courses on behavior management, special education reading and writing, learning disabilities and special education law. He has served on more than 30 doctoral dissertation committees in special education, communication disorders and sciences, literacy and language, school psychology and cognitive psychology.
Julie Masterson, Ph.D., is professor of communication sciences and disorders at Missouri State University, where she teaches courses in language-learning disabilities, phonology and research design. Dr. Masterson served as vice president for research and technology for ASHA and president of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has more than 300 presentations and publications in the areas of language and literacy. Dr. Masterson is co-author of Spelling Performance Evaluation for Language and Literacy-2 (Learning by Design) and Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders (Brooks), and Beyond Baby Talk (Random House). She has been an associate editor for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and has served as a guest associate editor for Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Topics in Language Disorders, and Seminars in Speech and Language. Her current research focuses on optimal methods for assessment and documentation of treatment outcomes and response to intervention, spelling skills in individuals with sensory impairments, and the relationship between phonological productions and literacy skills. Dr. Masterson is a fellow and certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She holds degrees in both speech-language pathology and elementary education and has worked as a classroom teacher and a school-based speech-language pathologist.