Department of Education / SDSLHA Workshop

The DOE/SDSLHA Workshop Multiple Pathways to Literacy Difficulties: A Longitudinal Perspective with Tiffany P. Hogan, will be presented via Zoom webinar on Friday October 9, 2020. Watch the SDSLHA website and social media for registration information.

Course Description:

In this full day seminar, recent research on the language basis of reading will be reviewed through a developmental lens. Poor reader subgroups - dyslexia and developmental language disorder - will be described with a focus on early identification and intervention within the context of current legislation and advocacy efforts.

Biography: Tiffany P. Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP
Tiffany P. Hogan, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute and also is Director of Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab. Dr. Hogan studies the genetic, neurologic, and behavioral links between oral and written language development, with a focus on co-morbid speech, language and literacy disorders (including dyslexia, developmental language disorder, and speech sound disorders) and implementation science. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Dr. Hogan mentors students at all levels and teaches graduate courses in literacy assessment and intervention, leading literacy change, and processional issues in academia. She also hosts a monthly podcast, SeeHearSpeakPodcast ( and is co-founder of

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain to a colleague/friend the main components of language and how they support reading comprehension
2. List two ways that reading comprehension changes over time
3. Tell an administrator/teacher one way dyslexia is the same as developmental language disorder and one way they are different
4. Share on social media one fact about DLD #DevLangDis
5. Write down one way you will change your classroom/clinical practice, based on what you learned today