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.

Dyslexia Training Institute’s 3rd Annual Virtual Conference @ Virtual Conference
Apr 15 – May 3 all-day
Alameda Special Education Family Support Group Resource Fair 2019 @ Ruby Bridges Elementary
Apr 27 all-day

More details to follow.

DREDF FREE Workshop: Behavior and Mental Health @ Ed Roberts Campus
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


When behavior interferes with learning: connecting the dots between disability and mental health needs at school

Where: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA (campus is at Ashby BART station)
The Bernard Osher Foundation Education Center, First Floor
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 to 8:30pm (Snacks included!)

Do you need an accommodation?

Please email Hongyu Min at to request an accommodation (e.g., Sign Language Interpreter, Real Time Captioning, materials in alternative formats) at least three (3) business days before the training

Slingerland Training @ San Francisco Friends School
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm

For additional information and downloadable Teacher Application Form, please click here.

♦Multisensory structured language (STRUCTURED LITERACY) instructional techniques for speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading decoding, reading comprehension, spelling, handwriting, and written expression

♦Daily demonstration of teaching approach by a master teacher with a group of children in a classroom setting

♦Daily practicum opportunity for teacher participants to utilize newly-learned multisensory structured language strategies while working with one or two students each day in supervised one-hour sessions

♦Daily lecture period by instructors on history, philosophy, rationale, and background information related to use of multisensory structured language instructional strategies

♦Instruction in explicit strategies to develop vocabulary, promote fluency, and improve reading comprehension

♦Orientation and overview of screening, testing, and evaluation techniques for initial identification as well as assessment of student progress

♦Daily writing of lesson plans with written feedback from master teachers that can be used for later reference

♦Discussion and examples for use of the approach with students in various educational settings: classroom, small group, individual, educational therapy, or academic language therapy

♦Comprehensive instruction in the logic and structure of English [phonology-phonics-morphology-orthography- etymology-semantics-syntax-grammar]

2019 Orton-Gillingham Approach Teacher/Tutor Training for Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction @ Los Altos Christian School
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm

Classroom Educator Course Description:
♦Dyslexia and reading disorders
♦The rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
♦Phonology & phonological awareness
♦The motor component, orthography of English, and the writing process
♦Basic phonics for reading and spelling
♦Intermediate phonics for reading and spelling
♦The lesson plan, and teaching materials
♦General history of the English language and beginning morphology
♦Informal assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
♦Accuracy, automaticity, and fluency


Additional Training Available July 15th – July 17th
Associate Level Course Description:
♦Vocabulary development, homonyms, and simple grammar
♦Interpreting formal assessments
♦Emotional implications of dyslexia and related learning disabilities
♦The place of AT in remediation of dyslexia
♦Elements of reading comprehension
♦Providing direct one-on-one instruction
♦The Academy’s philosophy, standards, and certification requirements

For additional course and registration information, please click here.