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Tapping “Talk” To Write: An Adolescent Confidence Builder; Effective & Proven

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students with learning disabilities struggle to master academics and especially written expression.

Yet, students have to write to prove learning.

Join Dr. Davis-Perkins at the Learning Disabilities Association of America conference to discover how a research based writing skills program

  • Engages student attention using teacher language and instructional routines
  • Structures writing instruction so that students capitalize on a strength, procdural memory.
  • Provides interactive activities in a sequenced and research based writing skills program proven successful in a pilot study.


The workshop: Tapping “Talk” To Write: An Adolescent Confidence Builder; Effective & Proven

Date/Time: Fri, January 28, 2022 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


The Speaker: Dr. Maria Davis-Perkins, PhD., M.A., Sp-CCC,

Consultant, Literacy Coach – Written Expression
Claremont Graduate University// 3D Educational Solutions


Dr. Maria Davis-Perkins has published and presented on topics that have included: student engagement; tapping neuro-linguistic skills to ease the writing process and build student confidence; the language of effective teaching; engaging struggling students; reducing cognitive load; and maximizing student attention for literacy tasks. Her professional experiences include: co-creator of the Talk/Write (Using Talk to Write) workshops and pilot; educational consultant to high school staff; speech-language specialist in schools as well as hospitals; co-creator of the Kaiser cognitive-computer lab; speech-language pathologist – private sector; high school English teacher; and Speech/Debate coach. Her research interests include: academic literacy and language skills; reading and writing development; as well as research methods appropriate to assessing intervention effectiveness. Dr. Davis-Perkins has presented at: Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Society; California Speech and Hearing Association; California Association of Bilingual Education, The Tutor Radio Show, among others. She can be reached at: maria.davis-perkins@cgu.edu or mperkins@3deducationalsolutions.com.




January 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Learning Disabilities Association of America
(412) 341-1515
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Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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