Events

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Events sponsored by Decoding Dyslexia CA (DDCA) are indicated on the events calendar.  Local events held by other organizations may also be listed that may be of interest to our members.  DDCA does not endorse any specific program or company.

Feb
8
Thu
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference @ Oakland Scottish Rite Center
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

A one day, hands-on, special education workshop designed to meet the needs of parents and professionals serving children and teens with disabilities. Perfect for educators, healthcare providers, advocates and attorneys. This program is not disability or state specific.

For more information (parking, accommodations etc): http://www.wrightslaw.com/speak/18.02.ca.htm

Each ticket includes:

  • Wrightslaw book set ($63 value) – Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
  • Sandwich lunches and all-day tea/coffee bar

Early Bird Discounts until January 7, 2018*

*Early Bird registrants will also receive emailed pdf copies of Wrightslaw Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 which retail for $29.95.

Feb
10
Sat
Experience Dyslexia @ Stellar Academy for Dyslexics
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learning Disabilities Simulation Workshop

Attention, teachers, parents, and anyone who has an interest in understanding dyslexia. Please join us for a learning disabilities simulation workshop on Saturday, February 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Stellar Academy for Dyslexics. The cost is $15 per person in advance or $20 at the door. Please see our learning disabilities simulation workshop flyer for more information.

Feb
15
Thu
Dyslexia and Literacy: Differences Within Differences @ UCLA Luskin Conference Center
Feb 15 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

This conference is designed for teachers, practitioners and parents to help them learn to identify, understand, and provide evidence-based teaching for students who have dyslexia and dyscalculia.Participants will learn the latest genetic studies as a basis for understanding current practices for assessment and intervention. The focus of these discussions will be for school-age students.

Conference Agenda

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Registration

 Welcome

8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 

Neurological Differences in Dyslexia and Literacy

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Laurie Cutting, Ph.D.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
TDF’s Hans Christian Andersen Award Presentation & Break

2017 Recipient: To Be Announced

Issue Differences Among African-American Students

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Nicole Patton-Terry, Ph.D.

Dyslexia and English Language Learners: The Variations among Different Learners

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Penelope Collins, Ph.D.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

Foundation of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Intervention

1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.

Closing Remarks

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP