Dyslexia, Reading Disorders, and Specific Learning Disabilities (Grades K-12 & Adult)

Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

This training will provide:
• the definition, symptoms, and prevalence of dyslexia, a specific language-based learning disability, and reading disorders;
• the federal special education law, IDEIA 2004, and its criteria for identification and remediation of diagnosed specific learning disabilities including dyslexia;
• an opportunity to research state special education regulations concerning specific learning disabilities and dyslexia;
• a discussion of the new DSM-5 with information about specific learning disorders;
• the role of phonemic awareness, phonological memory, rapid automatic naming, phonics mastery, decoding, fluency, comprehension, spelling, writing, and language development in literacy development;
• the importance of providing both remediation, specially designed instruction, and accommodations for students with specific learning disabilities including dyslexia;
• information about how to use of a component model for assessment of dyslexia and reading disorders;
• a discussion of how to write clear, measurable goals and objectives for remediation—linking assessment and instruction;
• review of case studies including elementary, middle school, high school, and college-age students and adults with diagnosed dyslexia or specific learning disabilities;
• professional and ethical guidelines governing the use of standardized assessment measures.

Who Should Attend?
Classroom teachers, Content Area Teachers, Reading specialist, Title l Teachers, SPED Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Literacy Coaches, Psychologists, and Administrators who are interested in the diagnosis and remediation of dyslexia, a specific language-based learning disability.


Important Information:

COST:
$185. $165 if two or more attend from the same school or school district. Workshop includes: light breakfast, break and lunch. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

PDPs:
7 Professional Development Points

COURSE MATERIALS:
Basic Facts About Assessment of Dyslexia: Testing for Teaching (2014), Susan C. Lowell, Rebecca H. Felton, and Pamela E. Hook, Baltimore, MD: The International Dyslexia Association. Printed Handouts.

ENROLLMENT:
Register Early - Limited Enrollment

LOCATION:
The Orchards Hotel
222 Adams Rd (off Main Street Rte. 2)
Williamstown, MA 01267

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
October 5, 2017

THE PRESENTER:
Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

CONFIRMATION/DIRECTIONS:
Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.


THE PRESENTER:
Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T., a Fulbright Scholar, directs Educational Therapy Associates specializing in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disorders and providing educational evaluations, consultations, and advocacy. Ms. Lowell is a Simmons College adjunct faculty instructor in the graduate program, Language and Literacy. Ms. Lowell served as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and President of The North Carolina Branch of IDA. Ms. Lowell served on a research project at Duke University as a reading and literacy consultant and was appointed to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine as a Clinical Educational Diagnostician. Ms. Lowell serves as an Associate to the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children of the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State, working as a reading consultant for the international schools. Ms. Lowell is a published author and an internationally recognized expert on specific learning disabilities including dyslexia. She has been a keynote speaker, symposium chair, and invited speaker at international and national conferences.