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

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

Workshop location change to:
The Williams Inn, 1090 Main Street, Williamstown, MA

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:

$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.

7 Professional Development Points

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.

Register Early - Limited Enrollment

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

October 5, 2017

Susan C. Lowell, M.A., B.C.E.T.

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

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

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.

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.