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Faith Borkowsky, a certified dyslexia practitioner and author, will headline the full-day, in-person workshop, “The Science of Reading: Specific Classroom Strategies and Interventions,” for school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, teachers, and other education professionals on March 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The College of Saint Rose.

The workshop will explore practical, easy-to-implement instructional strategies and routines. Registration is now open.

Faith Borkowsky

Faith Borkowsky

Borkowsky is the author of “Failing Students or Failing Schools: A Parent’s Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention” and the founder of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching. In addition to being a certified Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner and IDA Dyslexia Practitioner and Orton-Gillingham trained, she is also New York State certified in elementary education, special education, and reading. Driven by research-based and peer-reviewed programs and experience as a teacher, reading and learning specialist, literacy coach, administrator, and tutor, she has produced positive gains for students with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, and various learning difficulties.

In 2021, Borkowsky was a finalist for the World Literacy Foundation award for her significant contributions to literacy.

Borkowsky goes beyond the slogans and soundbites surrounding the “Science of Reading” and makes it accessible to anyone interested in cutting-edge literacy education. The learning objectives for this workshop are:

  • Participants will learn to apply reading and writing research to classroom practices and leave with a better understanding of how they can help their students.
  • Teachers, psychologists, resource room specialists, and speech-language pathologists will learn to connect, communicate, and collaborate to improve outcomes for students with dyslexia and other reading challenges.
  • Participants will be empowered to take the lead in building community awareness and parent programming to support both emergent and older, striving readers.

Registration runs from 8 to 8:30 a.m. with workshops running until lunch at 11:30 a.m. (participants get lunch on their own at any of our nearby restaurants). Workshops resume at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Continuing education hours will be available for workshop attendees. The event is sponsored by the school psychology program at Saint Rose and the New York Association of School Psychologists Chapter J.

The cost of the workshop for general admission is $149. The rate is $129 for members of professional organizations, like the National Association of School Psychologists and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Saint Rose alumni. A $119 per person rate is available for groups of three or more (discount code GROUP30), and discounted rates are offered to parents or noneducational professionals ($79) and students ($39). Reach out to Professor Andrew Shanock at with questions.

Register today to reserve your spot.