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.

Aug
15
Wed
Wilson Reading System Introductory Workshop @ CHC, Palo Alto
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 17 @ 3:30 pm

This three day (15-hour) workshop provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course is delivered over three consecutive days and examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits. Participants learn about dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a credentialed Wilson Trainer during the workshop.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the IDA Northern CA Branch

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define dyslexia, and describe common characteristics.
  • Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of WRS principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic multisensory instruction.
  • Identify the lesson components for Block 1 (Decoding/Word Study), Block 2 (Encoding/Spelling), and Block 3 (Listening & Reading Comprehension) of the WRS Lesson Plan.
  • Prepare a 10-part WRS Lesson plan.
Aug
21
Tue
Wilson Reading System Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Group Instruction Workshop @ CHC, Palo Alto
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 3:30 pm

Wilson Reading System 

Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Group Instruction Workshop

August 21 – 23, 2018

Duration 3 consecutive days

Time 9:00am – 3:30pm

Prerequisite

  • WRS Level 1 Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field

This three-day (15-hour) workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. The workshop examines the specifics of each WRS Block, with an increased focus on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency instruction. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors for successful WRS group instruction.
  • Review the planning for and execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 for maximum group success.
  • Develop a word-conscious lesson.
  • Understand the role of spelling in writing fluency.
  • Determine how to incorporate complex text, both literary and informational text structures.
  • Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction with Wilson Fluency®/Basic.
Sep
22
Sat
IEP Clinic – Help with Your Child’s IEP @ California State University, East Bay Concord Campus
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northern California/ East Bay LDA affiliate is excited to work with our sponsors, California State University East Bay Department of Educational Psychology and Decoding Dyslexia CA, for our fourth IEP Clinic! This will be our second clinic held at the Concord campus of CSUEB.

Join Michael Rosenberg, M.A., and our entire Northern California/East Bay Learning Disabilities Association (NCEB LDA) team for a FREE IEP clinic. There will be an overview on IEPs and help for your child’s IEP.

Michael Rosenberg will address what an IEP entails and how to interpret the information. Furthermore, Rosenberg will address specific questions related to your child’s IEP and address concerns. Some of the areas that will be covered by Rosenberg are the following:

  • Timelines & Assessments
  • Assessment Plans
  • Classroom Accommodations/Modifications
  • IEP Agenda
  • IEP Goals
  • Collaboration
  • LRE
  • Related Services

A CD will be provided with information related to Parents Rights under IDEA and Assessmento to Transportation.

We hope you will join our IEP clinic to better assist your child’s IEP and to grasp a better understanding of your child’s IEP.

***Reminder: Admission is FREE

We strongly suggest you RSVP to this event by September 7th in order to help us prepare. Registrations are on a first come first served basis. Spaces may fill quickly.

Download and print the flyer.

Speaker Bio:

Michael Rosenberg, M.A. —

Training and Advocacy Chair, NCEB LDA

As former Executive Director of Area Board 3 on Developmental Disabilities, Michael provided advocacy services for more than 1.6 million people, training opportunities to the community, and represented parents who have children in special education as well as families and adults’ service by the regional center system. He has helped countless numbers of families achieve success by being an advocate and negotiator, as well as lecturing in the areas of education, community, family support and legislation. Michael has spent more than two decades assisting families.
Michael Rosengerg