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.
Light it Red for Dyslexia Awareness, Sundial Bridge & Convention Center Fountain, Worldwide Dyslexia Day. Join us at the south end of the Sundial Bridge wear Red or Gray to help raise awareness for the 1 in 5 with Dyslexia and release of California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines. This event is brought to you by the generous support of Lisa Riggs, Educational Counselor, Christina Anderson, Dyslexia Specialist – Master Certified Barton Reading Tutor, Darcy Thompson of Thompson Reading Clinic, Kathy Estes, Barton Tutor, and Rowell Family Empowerment Center.
California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines were released August 2017 per AB1369
Supporting Students with Dyslexia a Dyslexia Guidelines Overview
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Junction School – Elementary Campus Theater 9087 Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro, CA
Theresa Costa Johansen – Policy & Program Services Unit Administrator, CDE
Richard Gifford – Ed. Programs Consultant, CDE
Audience: Site and district administrators, school psychologists, speech and language pathologist, district curriculum and reading specialists, teachers, others service providers, parents and community members.
Participants will: Explore the AB1369 CDE Dyslexia Guidelines with state level experts and have the opportunity to ask questions about the guidelines.
Meets LCAP Priority #2 and #7
Resources available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/ac/dyslexia.asp
The California Dyslexia Guidelines (PDF; 2MB; New 14-Aug-2017) AB 1369, Statutes of 2015, requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop program guidelines for dyslexia.The guidelines will be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services to pupils with dyslexia.
Dear Colleague: Dyslexia Guidance letter (PDF) dated October 23, 2015, from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services on the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia and other conditions identified as specific learning disabilities.
Senate Resolution 275 is a resolution calling on Congress, schools, and state and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2015 as “National Dyslexia Awareness Month”.
Senate Resolution 576 is a resolution calling on Congress, schools, and state and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2016 as “National Dyslexia Awareness Month”.
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.
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
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.
Foundation of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia: Implications for Early Intervention
1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barbara Wilson, M.Ed.
2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP
This half-day workshop will focus on the assessment of dyslexia. Dr. Mather will address the definition of dyslexia; the importance of assessing cognitive and linguistic processes, including phonological awareness, orthographic coding, processing speed, and rapid automatized naming. In addition, she will discuss several challenges inherent in the assessment of dyslexia, including: early identification, twice exceptional students, and co-occurring disorders, such as ADHD and language impairment.
This event is intended for school psychologists, speech and language professionals, resource specialists, special education and general education teachers, school administrators, educational therapists, and all credentialing candidates in these fields as well as professional advocates. This event is open to the general public, however, it should be noted that it will be somewhat technical in nature.
California State University East Bay and Decoding Dyslexia CA support best practices with respect to dyslexia as outlined by the California Dyslexia Guidelines. Net proceeds from this event will be used to host future CSUEB events to increase dyslexia awareness.
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Workshop is 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Mather’s Bio:
Nancy Mather is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She is a coauthor of the WJ IV and has coauthored two books on the interpretation and application of the WJ IV: Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement and Woodcock-Johnson IV: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies. She has published numerous articles, conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally, and has coauthored several books linking assessment and intervention, including Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (3rd ed.), Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (2nd. ed.), and Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention.
$499 EARLY BIRD ($599 BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: EMILY HANFORD
Emily Hanford is a senior producer and correspondent for American Public Media. Ms. Hanford sent shockwaves across the US and around the globe when her September 2018 documentary, Hard Words: Why Aren’t Kids Being Taught to Read, brought much needed mainstream attention to the importance of teacher knowledge of the science of reading. Ms. Hanford has been working in public media for more than two decades as a reporter, producer, editor, news director and program host. Her work has won numerous honors including a duPont-Columbia Award, a Casey Medal and awards from the Education Writers Association and the Associated Press. In 2017, she won the Excellence in Media Reporting on Education Research Award from the American Educational Research Association. Emily is based in the Washington, D.C., area.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. MARYANNE WOLF
Dr. Maryanne Wolf is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Previously she was the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She is the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (2007), Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (2001), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (2016), and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (2018).
If you need further information about The Annual Conference of The Reading League, please contact:
Dr. Michelle Storie, Treasurer and Conference Chair