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Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan: Reading Interventions for Emergent Bilinguals and Dually Identified Language Learners

May 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5

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DCIDA Annual Membership Meeting &

Free Webinar

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan


Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D.

Reading Interventions for Emergent Bilinguals and Dually Identified Language Learners

Register HERE! A Zoom link will be provided after registration.




Co-sponsored by the DC Capital Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and the

DCPS Language Acquisition Division



Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan is a bilingual speech-language pathologist, certified academic language therapist, and a leader in bilingual reading intervention. She is the president of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas, and is an associate research professor for the Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics at the University of Houston. Her research interests include the development of early reading assessments for Spanish-speaking students, in addition to the development of reading interventions for bilingual students. Learn more about her here.


Moderator: A’isha Crawford, Elementary Professional Development Specialist, Language Acquisition Division, DCPS.


This presentation is designed for elementary educators, speech-language pathologists, parents, and school administrators.



– Explore the science of reading as a foundation for evidence-based practices with emergent bilinguals and dually identified language learners, including students with dyslexia

– Identify classroom practices and instructional approaches that support an aligned approach to language learning

– Consider the structural barriers to providing equitable access to the science of reading aligned practices and programs

– Implement practices that ensure all students have equitable access to high-quality reading instruction


CEUs available through ALTA and ASHA.

Contact Hours Available for Educators HERE


Following Dr. Cardenas-Hagan’s presentation, DCIDA members are invited to stay for a short annual membership meeting and vote on candidates for the board of directors.


May 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-5