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    • 02/24/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First United Methodist Church Richardson, Richardson Texas, 75080

    How to Become a Vocabulary Virtuoso

    Event Name: How to Become a Vocabulary Virtuoso
    Sponsor: Plano ALTA Group
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 2
    Dates / Times: Monday, February 24, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Description: Correlation of vocabulary with reading comprehension and reading achievement.
    Strategies to expand student vocabulary.
    Activities to teach vocabulary in a multi-sensory manner.
    Registration / More Info Link: RSVP by Feb 19 to: miss_mimi13@hotmail.com
    Presenter(s): Dr. Agnes (Aggie) Stryker, CALT, MS (in Reading Education), Ed.D. (in Curriculum & Instruction)
    Mimi Grant, MEd, LDT, CALT-QI
    Benita Belsley, CALT, LDT
    Cost: $15.00 cash or check at the door
    Contact:

    Michelle Saltamachia 

    salty2017@outlook.com
    Location:

    First United Methodist Church Richardson

    503 N Central Expy

    Richardson, TX, 75080

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    • 02/25/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Education Service Center Region 10, Richardson, TX, 75081

    Dyslexia Program - State Dyslexia Handbook Overview

    Event Name: Dyslexia Program - State Dyslexia Handbook Overview
    Sponsor: Education Service Center Region 10
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, February 25, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description: Participants are encouraged to purchase a State Dyslexia Handbook prior to training. They may be ordered through the Region 10 website at https://www.region10.org/programs/dyslexia-statewide/dyslexia-handbook/
    Registration / More Info Link: https://txr10.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=2628133
    Presenter(s): Nancy Disterlic
    Cost: Out of Region $150.00
    Contact:

    Elaine Fackler

    elaine.fackler@region10.org

    Location:

    Education Service Center Region 10

    400 E. Spring Valley Road

    Richardson, TX, 75081

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    • 02/25/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • DISD Professional Learning Center DENTON, TX 76201

    Multi-sensory Grammar Instruction

    Event Name: Multi-sensory Grammar Instruction
    Sponsor: Denton ISD Dyselxia Department
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas - North Texas
    Contact Hours: 1.5
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, February 25, 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Description: Multi-sensory Grammar has helped the abstract become tangible an thus make sense. Winston Grammar cards and Project Read will be highlighted to introduce teaching grammar in a way that makes sense to students. This is excellent for dyslexia therapists, general ed. at any level, sped teachers, and parents.
    Registration / More Info Link: None Provided
    Presenter(s): Mary Decker, M Ed., CALT Denton ISD Dyslexia Coordinator ALTA member
    Cost: $45
    Contact: Mary Decker
    mdecker@dentonisd.org
    9403690054
    Location: DISD Professional Learning Center
    1212 N. Bolivar Street
    DENTON, TX 76201
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    • 02/28/2020

    Research, Race & Remediation

    Event Name: Research, Race & Remediation
    Sponsor:
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 2
    Dates / Times: Friday, February 28

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    • 02/28/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • WTAMU CLD, TX 79101

    MTA Kit 3-Therapist Retraining Follow Up Seminar

    Event Name: MTA Kit 3-Therapist Retraining Follow Up Seminar
    Sponsor: Kris Smith
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Friday, February 28, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Description: MTA follow up seminar covering kit 3 (retraining for therapists)

    Covers Kit 3 new learning (MLIs and Concepts)

    Review of the schedule

    Reading Practices

    Spelling Practices

    Handwriting

    Decodable Readers

    Reading Comprehension

    Lesson Planning Practicum

    Registration / More Info Link:
    Presenter(s): Kris Smith, M. Ed., LDT, CALT, QI
    Cost: $0.00
    Contact:
    Location: WTAMU CLD
    720 South Tyler
    Amarillo, TX 79101
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    • 02/28/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Landerhaven, Ohio 44124

    31st Annual Symposium: Structured Literacy for All

    Event Name: 31st Annual Symposium: Structured Literacy for All
    Sponsor:
    NOBIDA
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Ohio
    Contact Hours: 5.5
    Dates / Times: Friday, February 28, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description:
    Registration / More Info Link:
    Presenter(s):
    Cost: $130.00
    Contact:
    Location:

    6111 Landerhaven Dr. 

    Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124

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    • 02/29/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Ashland University Columbus Center 1900 E Dublin Granville Rd Columbus, OH 43229
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    ALTA Ohio 8th Annual Conference
    What’s Happening with OG in OH?

    Saturday, February 29, 2020
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm (Registration 7:30 am)

    5 Contact hours
    $60.00 ALTA Members/$70.00 Nonmembers

    LUNCH INCLUDED

    Ashland University Columbus Center
    1900 E. Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229

    QUESTIONS? altaohiochapter@gmail.com

    To pay by check, please download the mail in registration form:
    2020 Ohio Workshop Registration.pdf

    • 02/29/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Shelton School Dallas, TX 75248

    Fluency and Comprehension

    Event Name: Fluency and Comprehension
    Sponsor: Christine Bedenbaugh
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 7
    Dates / Times: Saturday, February 29, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Description: This seminar describes the important skills of fluent reading and reading comprehension and gives practical advice on how to address difficulties in these areas. Comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading. Fluency precedes comprehension. We now know that strong decoding does not always lead to fluency or comprehension. Strategies to improve both are presented and practice with these activities is included in the seminar.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.shelton.org/page.cfm?p=1997&pback=2184
    Presenter(s): Chris Bedenbaugh Outreach/Training Director SALA Director M.Ed., LDT, CALT, QI
    Cost: $150.00
    Contact: Consuela Teague
    cteague@shelton.org
    972-774-1772
    Location: Shelton School
    15720 Hillcrest
    Dallas, TX 75248
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    • 03/02/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Amarillo College West Campus Amarillo, TX 79106

    The Emotional Side of Dyslexia and ADHD

    Event Name: The Emotional Side of Dyslexia and ADHD
    Sponsor: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1
    Dates / Times: Monday, March 2, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Description: This presentation will cover the emotional aspect of both the child living with a learning disability, as well as the impact on parents. Strategies to address the emotional piece will be offered.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.wtamu.edu/cld
    Presenter(s): Dr. Malvika Behl
    Cost: 0
    Contact: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    tjackson@wtamu.edu
    8066518240
    Location: Amarillo College West Campus
    6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102
    Amarillo, TX 79106
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    • 03/03/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sherman ISD Service Center, Sherman, TX, 75090

    Dyslexia Teacher County Connection I

    Event Name: Dyslexia Teacher County Connection I
    Sponsor: Education Service Center Region 10
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, March 3, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description: This is an interactive session that includes classroom strategies that support students with dyslexia, by utilizing yoga breathing techniques, fluency sight word development, social and emotional resilience, STAAR techniques, library advocacy and digital learning specialty. Participants need to bring a laptop or chromebooks.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://txr10.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=2628477
    Presenter(s): Nancy Disterlic
    Cost: Out of region fee $150.00
    Contact:

    Elaine Fackler

    elaine.fackler@region10.org

    Location:

    Sherman ISD Service Center

    2701 N Loy Lake Road

    Sherman, Texas, 75090

    • 03/03/2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 03/04/2020
    • 2:45 PM
    • Omni Hotel, San Antonio, TX

    Statewide Evaluation Personnel Conference

    Event Name: Statewide Evaluation Personnel Conference
    Sponsor: Child Find, Evaluation, and ARD Supports Statewide Network
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas - South
    Contact Hours: 12
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, March 3, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Description: Join us for the annual Statewide Evaluation Personnel (SWEP) Conference and learn about best practices in student evaluation.  Our purpose is to provide evidence-based best practice training to evaluation personnel from across the state that addresses critical state needs in the areas of student evaluation, including Child Find and the provision of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment, to improve evaluation practices and positively impact student outcomes.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.escweb.net/tx_esc_04/catalog/session.aspx?&session_id=1504227
    Presenter(s): Various
    Cost: $75.00
    Contact:
    Location: Omni San Antonio Hotel
    9821 Colonnade Blvd.
    San Antonio, TX 78230
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    • 03/05/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Carrie L Lovejoy Elementary, Allen, TX, 75002

    Dyslexia Teacher County Connection II

    Event Name: Dyslexia Teacher County Connection II
    Sponsor: Education Service Center Region 10
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Thursday, March 5, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description: This is an interactive session that includes classroom strategies that support students with dyslexia, by utilizing yoga breathing techniques, fluency sight word development, social and emotional resilience, STAAR techniques, library advocacy and digital learning specialty. Participants need to bring laptop or chromebooks.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://txr10.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=2628478
    Presenter(s): Nancy Disterlic
    Cost: Out of region fee $150.00
    Contact:

    Elaine Fackler

    elaine.fackler@region10.org

    Location: Carrie L Lovejoy Elementary

    256 Country Club Road

    Allen, Texas, 75002

    • 03/07/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • The Lexington School, Lexington, Kentucky, 40504

    Saturday Series with Dr. Cheryl Chase

    Event Name: Saturday Series with Dr. Cheryl Chase
    Sponsor: The Learning Center at The Lexington School
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 4
    Dates / Times: Saturday, March 7, 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Description: “Executive functions” is a term used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials. When development of these skills is delayed, as is often the case in those with learning disabilities, ADHD, or emotional disorders, academic performance suffers, but for reasons not fully understood. For example, a student with dyslexia, although receiving intensive reading intervention, continues to receive low grades in school because she does not consistently turn in her homework. When working with students who have special educational needs, it is imperative that professionals also consider whether or not the student is displaying age-appropriate executive skills; additional assessment and intervention may be necessary. This workshop will define the term “executive functioning” using clear, easy to understand language. It will also draw the connection between executive functioning and academics, highlighting the ways in which executive dysfunction can negatively impact learning and performance. Finally, many concrete strategies for home and school use will be shared.
    Registration / More Info Link: www.thelexingtonschool.org
    Presenter(s): Cheryl Chase, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Independence, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents, and young adults including ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders, and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase is also an accomplished speaker at the local and national levels, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, differentiated instruction, and creative ways to support those who struggle in school. She also makes frequent appearances on area television news programs, addressing various topics that are of interest to the general public. Finally, Dr. Chase serves as an adjunct instructor at several colleges in the Cleveland area. She is an active member of the International Dyslexia Association, the American Psychological Association, and Learning Disabilities Association of America. For more information, please visit ChasingYourPotential.com.
    Cost: Free
    Contact:

    Anna Walsh

    awalsh@thelexingtonschool.org

    Location:

    The Lexington School

    1050 Lane Allen Rd.

    Lexington, Kentucky, 40504


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    • 03/09/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center, Longmont, CO, 80501

    Rocky Mountain Leadership Forum on Dyslexia

    Event Name: Rocky Mountain Leadership Forum on Dyslexia
    Sponsor: Learning Ally and St. Vrain Valley School District
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Rocky Mountain
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Monday, March 9, 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    Description: Language and/or learning disorders, Applied multisensory practice and methodology, Curricula in academic language therapy, Research-medicine, psychology, education, linguistics, Professional practice, related laws and/or ethics of practice
    Description of Event: Join St. Vrain Valley Schools and Learning Ally in a day of discussion and dialogue related to systems and strategies districts are designing and implementing to support students with dyslexia.
    Registration / More Info Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocky-mountain-leadership-forum-on-dyslexia-tickets-84947408987?aff=Print
    Presenter(s): ST. Vrain Valley School District Dyslexia Task Force Members
    Michelle Qazi, CALT-QI, Director of Literacy, Boulder Valley School District
    CDE Dyslexia Working Group
    Cost: Free
    Contact:

    Jodi Champagne 

    jeffandjodic@msn.com
    Location: St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center

    Longmont, CO, 80501

    • 03/09/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428

    8th Annual Research to Practice Symposium, 

    The Role of Resiliency in the Classroom


    Event Name:

    8th Annual Research to Practice Symposium, 
    The Role of Resiliency in the Classroom

    Sponsor: AIM Institute for Learning and Research
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 5
    Dates / Times: Monday, March 9, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: During the 8th annual AIM Institute Research to Practice Symposium, distinguished speakers will discuss the topic of the role of resiliency in the classroom--why not all children respond to reading instruction and what teachers need to know. (ALTA Credit Hours are already approved for in-person attendance. I am requesting ALTA Credit Hour approval for a group to "attend" the Symposium together online through live-streaming). 
    Registration / More Info Link: https://institute.aimpa.org/programs-research/research-to-practice-symposium
    Presenter(s): Speakers include: Stephanie Al Otaiba, Ph.D., professor of Teaching and Learning at Southern Methodist University and currently serving on the IDA executive board; Fumiko Hoeft, MD, Ph.D., professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of Brain Imaging Research Center at the University of Connecticut and a neuroscientist interested in reading and dyslexia; and Maureen Lovett, Ph.D., Director of the Learning Disabilities Research Program at The Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto.
    Cost: N/A
    Contact:

    Becky Jensen

    bjensen@aimpa.org

    Location:

    1200 River Road 

    Conshohocken, PA  19428

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    • 03/09/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Microsoft Store - NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX 75225

    Empowering Students with Dyslexia with Windows 10 and Office 365

    Event Name: Empowering Students with Dyslexia with Windows 10 and Office 365
    Sponsor: Dallas IDA
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1.5
    Dates / Times: Monday, March 9, 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    Description: Empowering students affected by dyslexia with Windows 10 and Office 365 - Are you looking for more tools to support your students or child who may need a boost in reading comprehension and confidence, including those affected by dyslexia? Would you like to learn how to access and use the accessibility features built into Windows10 and Office 365? Please join us at the Microsoft store for a free, informative, and hands-on workshop introducing educators and parents or caregivers to the Microsoft Learning Tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowering-students-with-dyslexia-with-windows-10-office-365-tickets-92296241543
    Presenter(s): Microsoft
    Cost: Free/ $5 CEU
    Contact:

    Misty Clack

    mclack.dallasida@gmail.com

    Location: Microsoft Store - NorthPark Center
    8687 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX 75225
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    • 03/10/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning 319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 201 Wheaton, IL 60187

    Literacy and Learning Seminars for Parents and Educators: Spelling

    Event Name: LITERACY AND LEARNING SEMINARS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS: SPELLING
    Sponsor: The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, March 10, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Description:

    Join us for a informative and interactive hour designed to help parents and educators support and enhance literacy development.  The instructors will offer guidance and inspiration as you learn to use strategies that align with current findings for best instructional practices.

    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.thewrittenwordtww.com/services/literacy-and-learning-seminars/
    Presenter(s): Tara Chapman, M.S., AMS/EL, LDT, CALT-QI
    Cost: $40.00
    Contact:
    Location:

    The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

    319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 201

    Wheaton, IL 60187

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    • 03/21/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Middle Tennessee State, 37132

    Fox reading conference

    Event Name: Fox Reading Conference
    Sponsor:
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Saturday, March 21, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: The 2020 Fox Reading Conference continues our focus on Structured Literacy principles of direct, explicit, systematic, and diagnostic instruction. Structured Literacy integrates instruction in phonology, sound-symbol relationships, syllables, morphology, grammatical and text structure, and word and text meaning to support reading comprehension. Join us for a day of research-based knowledge and instructional methods that support reading skill development for all students, shared by three nationally recognized literacy experts. Dr. Louisa Moats will share what skilled reading teachers need to know and do; Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling will compare Structured Literacy instruction to typical literacy practices, and Dr. Margie Gillis will discuss how to best support teacher implementation of Structured Literacy practices.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.mtsu.edu/dyslexia/symposium-information.php
    Presenter(s): Dr. Louisa Moats

    Dr. Louise Spear-Swerling

    Dr. Margie B. Gillis

    Cost: Free in person/ $50.00 online
    Contact:

    Melinda Hirschmann

    melinda.hirschmann@mtsu.edu

    Location: Learning Resources Center
    1558 MTSU Boulevard
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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    • 03/25/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Midlothian ISD Administration, Midlothian, Texas, 76065

    Dyslexia Teacher County Connection III

    Event Name: Dyslexia Teacher County Connection III
    Sponsor: Education Service Center Region 10
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Wednesday, March 25, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description: This is an interactive session that includes classroom strategies that support students with dyslexia, by utilizing yoga breathing techniques, fluency sight word development, social and emotional resilience, STAAR techniques, library advocacy and digital learning specialty. Participants need to bring laptop or chromebooks.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://txr10.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=2628604
    Presenter(s): Nancy Disterlic
    Cost: Out of region fee $150.00
    Contact:

    Elaine Fackler

    elaine.fackler@region10.org

    Location:

    Midlothian ISD Administration

    100 Walter Stephenson Road

    Midlothian, Texas, 76065

    • 03/28/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Sunset Ridge Middle School, Jordan, Utah, 84081

    Wasatch Reading Summit Spring Seminar w/ David Kilpatrick and Louisa Moats

    Event Name: Wasatch Reading Summit Spring Seminar w/ David Kilpatrick and Louisa Moats
    Sponsor: Decoding Dyslexia Utah
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 4.5
    Dates / Times: Saturday, March 28, 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM
    Description:

    Dr. David Kilpatrick will be speaking about Rapid Automatic Naming and Phonemic Awareness.

    Dr. Louisa Moats will be speaking about Structured Literacy Explained: Assessing and Improving Instruction.

    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wasatch-reading-summit-spring-seminar-w-david-kilpatrick-and-louisa-moats-tickets-91557684499?fbclid=IwAR2R0IXELu1vrg_vSrm2Vt1J-fjYQRl_hLp06WDRkTV1waV5Mn-R0zRIxGM
    Presenter(s): Dr. David Kilpatrick and Dr. Louisa Moats
    Cost: $30.00
    Contact:

    Stacie Barkes-Turley

    sbarkest@gmail.com

    Location:

    Sunset Ridge Middle School

    8292 Skyline Arch Drive

    West Jordan, Utah, 84081

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    • 03/31/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Grand Prairie ISD, Houston PD Center, Grand Prairie, TX, 75050

    Dyslexia Teacher County Connection IV

    Event Name: Dyslexia Teacher County Connection IV
    Sponsor: Education Service Center Region 10
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, March 31, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description: This is an interactive session that includes classroom strategies that support students with dyslexia, by utilizing yoga breathing techniques, fluency sight word development, social and emotional resilience, STAAR techniques, library advocacy and digital learning specialty. Participants need to bring laptop or chromebooks.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://txr10.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=2628633
    Presenter(s): Nancy Disterlic
    Cost: Out of region fee $150.00
    Contact:

    Elaine Fackler

    elaine.fackler@region10.org

    Location:

    Grand Prairie ISD, Houston PD Center

    1502 College Street

    Grand Prairie, TX, 75050

    • 04/02/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Terrell ISD Excel Center, Terrell, TX, 75160

    Dyslexia Teacher County Connection V

    Event Name: Dyslexia Teacher County Connection V
    Sponsor: Education Service Center Region 10
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Thursday, April 2, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description: This is an interactive session that includes classroom strategies that support students with dyslexia, by utilizing yoga breathing techniques, fluency sight word development, social and emotional resilience, STAAR techniques, library advocacy and digital learning specialty. Participants need to bring laptop or chromebooks.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://txr10.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=2628601
    Presenter(s): Nancy Disterlic
    Cost: Out of region fee $150.00
    Contact:

    Elaine Fackler

    elaine.fackler@region10.org

    Location:

    Terrell ISD Excel Center

    1251 Colquitt Road

    Terrell, Texas, 75160

    • 04/04/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Shelton School Dallas, TX 75248

    Dyslexia Law

    Event Name: Dyslexia Law
    Sponsor: Christine Bedenbaugh
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1.5
    Dates / Times: Saturday, April 4, 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Description: Texas is fortunate to have a "dyslexia law." Staying current with that legislation as well as the federal legislation relating to dyslexia is a challenge. This seminar fills that need. An expert the implementation of state and federal legislation relating to education for students with dyslexia and related disorders delivers information that is relevant, clear and concise.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.shelton.org/page.cfm?p=1998&pback=2184
    Presenter(s): Chris Bedenbaugh Outreach/Training Director SALA Director M.Ed., LDT, CALT, QI
    Cost: $50.00
    Contact: Consuela Teague
    cteague@shelton.org
    972-774-1772
    Location: Shelton School
    15720 Hillcrest
    Dallas, TX 75248
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    • 04/04/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • McKinney Christian Academy McKinney, TX 75071

    Multi-sensory Study Skills & the ADHD Child

    Event Name: Multi-sensory Study Skills & the ADHD Child
    Sponsor: McKinney Christian Academy Multi-sensory Teacher Training
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Saturday, April 4, 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Description: Often students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities have difficulty being successful in the school setting. One way to support these students is by teaching them strategies to help with organization, time management, and methods for studying. Participants in this workshop will engage in study skill strategies and methods for supporting struggling students. We will also focus specifically on students with ADHD and talk about the characteristics and strategies for supporting these students with study skills and much more. Course fee includes Multi-sensory study skills binder and book.
    Registration / More Info Link: http://www.mckinneychristian.org/mtt/multisensory_teacher_training/ceu_workshops
    Presenter(s): Peggy Brooks, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QI Deb Scott, MS, LDT, CALT-QI
    Cost: $125.00
    Contact: Pamela Bazis
    pambazis@gmail.com
    972-814-7987
    Location: McKinney Christian Academy
    3601 Bois D'Arc Road
    McKinney, TX 75071
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    • 04/04/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Shelton School Dallas, TX 75248

    Composition

    Event Name: Composition
    Sponsor: Christine Bedenbaugh
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 5
    Dates / Times: Saturday, April 4, 10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Description: The ability to express your thoughts in writing is an essential literacy skill. This seminar offers practical guidance in addressing difficulties in written expression. Many students who struggle to read, also struggle with written expression. It is important for their teachers to have a thorough understanding of the hierarchy of skills and strategies to guide students to more sophisticated written expression. This seminar offers guidance from early writing skills to advanced passage writing.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.shelton.org/page.cfm?p=1999&pback=2184
    Presenter(s): Chris Bedenbaugh Outreach/Training Director SALA Director M.Ed., LDT, CALT, QI
    Cost: $100.00
    Contact: Consuela Teague
    cteague@shelton.org
    972-774-1772
    Location: Shelton School
    15720 Hillcrest
    Dallas, TX 75248
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    • 04/06/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Amarillo College West Campus Amarillo, TX 79106

    How Can I Help My Child with Handwriting

    Event Name: How Can I Help My Child with Handwriting
    Sponsor: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1
    Dates / Times: Monday, April 6, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Description: This presentation will cover an overview of Dysgraphia and strategies for intervention.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.wtamu.edu/cld
    Presenter(s): Occupational Therapist
    Cost: 0
    Contact: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    tjackson@wtamu.edu
    8066518240
    Location: Amarillo College West Campus
    6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102
    Amarillo, TX 79106
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    • 04/07/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning 319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 201 Wheaton, IL 60187

    Literacy and Learning Seminars for Parents and Educators: Vocabulary

    Event Name: LITERACY AND LEARNING SEMINARS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS: Vocabulary
    Sponsor: The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, April 7, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Description:

    Join us for a informative and interactive hour designed to help parents and educators support and enhance literacy development.  The instructors will offer guidance and inspiration as you learn to use strategies that align with current findings for best instructional practices.

    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.thewrittenwordtww.com/services/literacy-and-learning-seminars/
    Presenter(s): Tara Chapman, M.S., AMS/EL, LDT, CALT-QI
    Cost: $40.00
    Contact:
    Location:

    The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

    319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 201

    Wheaton, IL 60187

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    • 04/14/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
    • North Central Technical College Professional Development Center, 54401

    Untangling the science of reading - connecting practice to research

    Event Name: Untangling the Science of Reading - Connecting Practice to Research
    Sponsor: Reading League Wisconsin
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 5
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, April 14, 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Description: The morning session will  cover the distinguishable characteristics of good reading instruction, including

    • Teaching PA with manipulatives

    • Activating orthographic mapping with phonics chips

    • Using word sorting and word chains to teach phonics patterns

    • Teaching syllable types with gestures and an engaging routine

    The afternoon session will cover research that indicates what systems and structures need to be in place in order for schools and districts to ensure all students achieve at high levels.

    Registration / More Info Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k6L6QCYWurf5Fl60BD1tCsya0qG-aihs/view?usp=sharing
    Presenter(s): Susan Hall, Ed.D., CEO of 95 Percent Group

    Pati Montgomery, CEO of  Schools Cubed

    Cost: $75.00
    Contact:
    Location: North Central Technical College Professional Development Center
    1000 West Campus Drive
    Wausau, WI 54401
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    • 04/15/2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Monument Library, Monument, Colorado, 80132

    Chapter 3 Oral Language Development and Its Relationship to Literacy

    Event Name: Chapter 3 Oral Language Development and Its Relationship to Literacy
    Sponsor: ALTA - Rocky Mountain Chapter
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Rocky Mountain Chapter
    Contact Hours: 1.5
    Dates / Times: Wednesday, April 15, 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Description: To prepare for Dr. Lydia Soifer's visit to Colorado at the 34th annual ALTA conference, we are diving into Chapter 3 of Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, Oral Language Development and its Relationship to Literacy. Participants will read the new edition, participate in a rich discussion, and share suggestions for developing robust oral language in classrooms and diverse academic settings. Particular focus will be put on the additions and revisions in the new 4th edition. Handouts will include key terms, research findings, and further resources to support the objectives in the chapter.
    Registration / More Info Link: N/A
    Presenter(s):

    Jodi Champagne, M.Ed. CALT-QI

    Kimberly FitzPatrick, MAT, CALT-QI

    Cost: Free
    Contact:

    Jodi Champagne

    jeffandjodic@msn.com

    Location:

    Monument Library

    1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive

    Monument, Colorado, 80132

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    • 04/16/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX, 75219

    Expert Lecture Series: Dysgraphia

    Event Name: Expert Lecture Series: Dysgraphia
    Sponsor: Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 2.5
    Dates / Times: Thursday, April 16, 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Description: Representatives of both the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders' education and diagnostic teams will provide an overview of dysgraphia. Defining, diagnosing and evaluating handwriting problems, and how to assist children with handwriting instruction and intervention, accommodations, and using technology will be discussed.
    Registration / More Info Link: scottishritehospital.org/news-events
    Presenter(s): Sheryl Frierson, M.D., Sue Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP, Anna Middleton, Ph. D, and Ivonne Tennent, M.Ed, LDT, CALT-QI
    Cost: $20.00
    Contact:

    Kathleen Saxon

    kathleen.saxon@tsrh.org

    Location:

    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

    2222 Welborn Street

    Dallas, Texas, 75219

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    • 04/20/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 7424 Jackson Dr Suite 1B, San Diego, California, 92119

    4th Annual Dyslexia Virtual Conference

    Event Name: 4th Annual Dyslexia Virtual Conference
    Sponsor: Dyslexia Training Institute 
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 22.5
    Dates / Times: Monday, April 20, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Description: The 4th Annual Dyslexia virtual conference includes 15 workshops which include the following topics: dyslexia, dysgraphia, linguistics, multisensory strategies, intervention, assessment and assistive technology.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/annual-virtual-conference.html
    Presenter(s):

    Dr. Nancy Mather

    Dr. Virgina Berninger

    Dr. Peter Bowers

    Cost: $125.00-299.00
    Contact:

    Kelli Sandman-Hurley

    dyslexiaspec@gmail.com

    Location: Online

    7424 Jackson Dr Suite 1B

    San Diego, CA, 92119

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    • 04/21/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • The Junior League of Houston, Houston, TX, 77027

    Lenox M. Reed Seminar

    Event Name: Lenox M. Reed Seminar
    Sponsor: Neuhaus Education Center
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas-East
    Contact Hours: 1.5
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, April 21, 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Description: The Lenox M. Reed seminar is an annual CEU opportunity made possible by Neuhaus Education Center. The event features prominent researchers, authors, and other literacy experts as speakers. The 2020 Lenox M. Reed seminar will feature Dr. Timothy Shanahan, whose research emphasizes the connections between reading and writing, literacy in the disciplines, and improvement of reading achievement. Tickets are $30, with scholarships available for educators.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.neuhaus.org/support-us/support-us---seminar-registration
    Presenter(s): Timothy Shanahan, M.A.T., Ph.D. in Reading Education, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Founding Director of the UIC Center for Literacy.
    Cost: $30.00
    Contact:

    Morgan Pinkleton

    mpinkleton@neuhaus.org

    Location:

    The Junior League of Houston

    1811 Braiar Oaks Lane

    Houston, TX, 77027

    • 04/22/2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 04/23/2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Rawson Saunders Institute Austin, TX 78731

    Developing Metacognitive Skills

    Event Name: Developing Metacognitive Skills
    Sponsor: Rawson Saunders Institute
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 12
    Dates / Times: Wednesday, April 22, 08:30 AM -
    Thursday, April 23, 03:30 PM
    Description: Developing Metacognitive Skills: April 22 & 23, 2020 (parts 1 & 2) 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Developing Metacognitive Skills, a Neuhaus Education Center program, builds foundational skills for oral language, vocabulary, world knowledge, and working memory, and uses research-based strategies to develop comprehension. DMS provides lessons and activities for developing vocabulary and metacognitive skills to reinforce decoding and fluency. This program, which is an excellent program for teachers teaching grades 3 through 8, focuses on three different levels: • Listening Comprehension • Transitional Metacognition • Guided Metacognition The lessons introduce strategies for understanding narrative text, expository text, poetry, and graphs. Manual and materials included. *This class is a prerequisite for the Basic Language Skills Advanced Course.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/RawsonSaunders/dms---2020-april-22-23
    Presenter(s): Drenda Haddock, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Leah Read, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT
    Cost: $550
    Contact: Drenda Haddock
    dhaddock@rawsonsaunders.org
    512-350-2844
    Location: Rawson Saunders Institute
    3435 Greystone Drive, Suite #105
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • 04/23/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Harrington Academic Hall WTAMU Amarillo Center Amarillo, TX 79101

    Assistive Technology Devices for Dyslexia

    Event Name: Assistive Technology Devices for Dyslexia
    Sponsor: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1
    Dates / Times: Thursday, April 23, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Description: This presentation will be a hands-on learning event related to various assistive technology devices that are helpful for individuals who live with dyslexia.
    Registration / More Info Link: None Provided
    Presenter(s): WTAMU
    Cost: 0
    Contact: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    tjackson@wtamu.edu
    8066518240
    Location: Harrington Academic Hall WTAMU Amarillo Center
    720 South Tyler Street, Suite 332
    Amarillo, TX 79101
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    • 04/24/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoofari Conference Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226

    Wisconsin IDA Spring Conference 

    Event Name: Wisconsin IDA Spring Conference 
    Sponsor: IDA Wisconsin 
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 5
    Dates / Times: Friday, April 24, 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
    Description: This is the IDA-WIsconsin's chapter spring conference. They strive to focus on topics that will appeal to a range of people from parents to professionals.
    Registration / More Info Link: N/A
    Presenter(s):

    Mark Seidenberg-researcher:

    Mark Seidenberg is the Vilas Research Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a cognitive neuroscientist who has studied language, reading, and dyslexia for over three decades. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

    KELLY STEINKE,

    Founder & Dyslexia Specialist

    Kelly Steinke, M.A. Ed., NBCT is the founder of READ Learning Educational Services, LLC. Kelly began her career as a special education teacher and taught for almost 20 years in the Midwest, East Coast, and Pacific Northwest. During this time she became a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) in Exceptional Needs, earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education (Administration and Leadership), and founded her company, READ Learning Educational Services, LLC.


    Cost: $110.00
    Contact:

    Dana Brenner

    jdbrenner5@gmail.com

    Location:

    Zoofari Conference Center

    10001 W Bluemound Rd

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226

    • 05/01/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05/02/2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    Register


    The 2020 conference will be in Colorado Springs Co. May 1st-2nd with pre/post conference opportunities. It will be held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, an incredible setting with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. The focus this year will be on writing, both research and practice of handwriting as well as the writing process for those affected by dyslexia and/or dysgraphia.

    For the first time ever, there will be poster presentations of research and successful techniques for remediation. Click HERE for submission dates and applications if you would like to present a poster.


    We are also providing multiple sightseeing options for you to enjoy! The tours will take place Friday, May 1.

    A shuttle is available for each location and will shuttle guests from the Cheyenne Mountain Resort (conference location) to the specified location. Shuttles will depart at approximately 5:30PM and return by 8:00PM.

    * Registrations for each sightseeing option are limited, and on a first come first served basis. An RSVP to one provided option is required.


    Please login in order to register under the ALTA member price

     REGISTRATION TYPE
     Early by March 8th
     Late after March 9th
     ALTA Member (whole conference)
     $290  $325
     ALTA Member (one day)
     $250  $270
     Non-Member (whole conference)
     $350  $375
     Non-Member (one day)
     $275  $300
     Student (whole conference)
     $255  $280
     Student (one day)
     $180  $200

    ALTA-Conference-2020-Registration.docx

    Students must list training center or college/university. If attending training center, student must get instructor signature and attach to registration.  If attending college or university, student must attach student photo ID to registration.

    ***NOTE: PURCHASE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT.

    A hot lunch is included with registration.

    Please specify any dietary restrictions on the registration form.


    Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Monday, March 9th, 2020.

    (After this date no refunds will be issued.)

    Payment is due at time of registration.

    Photographs taken at the ALTA Conference may be used in future ALTA publications, on the ALTA website, or in other ALTA materials. By registering for the ALTA Conference, you agree to allow ALTA to use your photograph in ALTA-related print or digital publications.

    • 05/02/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rawson Saunders Institute Austin, TX 78731

    Multisensory Grammar

    Event Name: Multisensory Grammar
    Sponsor: Rawson Saunders Institute
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 3
    Dates / Times: Saturday, May 2, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Description: The Multisensory Grammar Workshop offers a unique and imaginative format for the instruction of grammar, syntax, and composition. Participants learn multisensory ways to take this abstract idea and make it concrete, understandable, and fun. Participants also learn strategies to help students apply their knowledge of grammar into paragraph and multi-paragraph writing. Multisensory Grammar manual and materials are included. *This workshop is a prerequisite for the Basic Language Skills Advanced Course.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/RawsonSaunders/multisensory-grammar---2020-may-2
    Presenter(s): Drenda Haddock, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Leah Read, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT
    Cost: $175
    Contact: Drenda Haddock
    dhaddock@rawsonsaunders.org
    512-350-2844
    Location: Rawson Saunders Institute
    3435 Greystone Drive, Suite #105
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • 05/02/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • AIM Academy, Conshohocken, PA, 19428

    Language Skills and Learning to Read: Making Links between Research and Practice

    Event Name: Language Skills and Learning to Read: Making Links between Research and Practice
    Sponsor: AIM Institute for Learning & Research
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 3
    Dates / Times: Saturday, May 2, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Description: The scientific study of reading has taught us a good deal about how children learn to read. Written language evolves from its foundation in spoken language but how do children move from novice to expert? This workshop will build links between scientific research and educational practice with particular emphasis on the ultimate goal of reading -- to understand what it is that has been read.
    Registration / More Info Link: http://bit.ly/aiminstitutenation
    Presenter(s): Professor Kate Nation
    Cost: $95.00
    Contact:

    Rebecca Jensen

    bjensen@aimpa.org

    Location:

    AIM Academy

    1200 River Road

    Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 19428

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    • 05/04/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Amarillo College West Campus Amarillo, TX 79106

    Living Successfully with Learning Differences

    Event Name: Living Successfully with Learning Differences
    Sponsor: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1
    Dates / Times: Monday, May 4, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Description: A panel of adults living successfully with learning disabilities will share their journey. The participants will share their struggles, strengths, and how they see their learning difference as a gift today.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.wtamu.edu/cld
    Presenter(s): A Panel
    Cost: 0
    Contact: WTAMU Center for Learning Disabilities
    tjackson@wtamu.edu
    8066518240
    Location: Amarillo College West Campus
    6222 SW 9th Avenue, Building B, Room 102
    Amarillo, TX 79106
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    • 05/05/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning 319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 201 Wheaton, IL 60187

    Literacy and Learning Seminars for Parents and Educators: Comprehension

    Event Name: LITERACY AND LEARNING SEMINARS FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS: COMPREHENSION
    Sponsor: The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 1
    Dates / Times: Tuesday, May 5, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
    Description:

    Join us for a informative and interactive hour designed to help parents and educators support and enhance literacy development.  The instructors will offer guidance and inspiration as you learn to use strategies that align with current findings for best instructional practices.

    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.thewrittenwordtww.com/services/literacy-and-learning-seminars/
    Presenter(s): Tara Chapman, M.S., AMS/EL, LDT, CALT-QI
    Cost: $40.00
    Contact:
    Location:

    The Learning Loft at The Written Word Center for Dyslexia and Learning

    319 S. Naperville Road, Suite 201

    Wheaton, IL 60187

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    • 05/09/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Rawson Saunders Institute Austin, TX 78731

    Reading Readiness

    Event Name: Reading Readiness
    Sponsor: Rawson Saunders Institute
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Saturday, May 9, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: Participants in this Neuhaus-developed program develop strategies for teaching phonological awareness, letter recognition, oral language, and the alphabetic principle, all of which heighten students' awareness of words and sounds to develop the essential skills that lead to reading success. Neuhaus Education Center's Reading Readiness manual is included in the course fee. This indispensable resource covers letter recognition, phonological awareness, oral language, multisensory letter introduction, and handwriting. *Reading Readiness is a prerequisite for the Rawson Saunders Basic Language Skills Introductory Course.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/RawsonSaunders/reading-readiness---2020-may-9
    Presenter(s): Drenda Haddock, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Leah Read, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Jamie Nettles, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT
    Cost: $300
    Contact: Drenda Haddock
    dhaddock@rawsonsaunders.org
    512-350-2844
    Location: Rawson Saunders Institute
    3435 Greystone Drive, Suite #105
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • 05/15/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Key Center for Learning Differences

    reading Readiness

    Event Name: Reading Readiness
    Sponsor: Key Center for Learning Differences
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Friday, May 15, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: Research has demonstrated the importance of phonological awareness, letter recognition, and oral language in the acquisition of reading and spelling skills. Once students understand the sound structure of spoken language and can instantly name letters, they are ready to learn how sounds map onto letters. This knowledge builds their ability to decode unfamiliar words. Comprehension is developed through listening and retelling. In Reading Readiness, a Neuhaus Education Center program, participants learn 1) the foundational skills that are necessary to become fluent readers and accurate spellers, 2) hands-on, multisensory activities to teach and reinforce these skills, 3) strategies for building instant recognition of words with reliable and unexpected pronunciations, and 4) the importance of explicit and systematic handwriting instruction to spelling and writing. (Materials are included in the cost of the course.)
    Registration / More Info Link: N/A
    Presenter(s):

    Cathy Youngblood is the Director of the Key School Academic Language Therapy (KSALT) where she supervises the Academic Language Therapy on a campus that serves students with dyslexia, as well as directs the dyslexia therapy training program for the Key Center for Learning Differences. She is currently working with Neuhaus Education Center in Houston to bring the Basic Language Skills Curriculum to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. KSALT is only one of four Neuhaus Endorsed training centers in the country. Cathy has over twenty years of experience in education and dyslexia therapy. As a Licensed Certified Academic Language Therapist and Qualified Instructor, she has provided dyslexia therapy in both public and private settings as well as trained teachers, parents, community members and organizations.

    She earned a Bachelor of Science in Educational Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University and her Master of Education from Southern Methodist University specializing in language therapy. Cathy completed the Learning Therapy Therapist Graduate Specialization Program at Southern Methodist University and was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Supervision in Instruction and Administration.

    Cost: $300.00
    Contact:

    Cathy Youngblood

    cayoungblood@ksfw.org

    Location: Key Center for Learning Differences

    3947 E Loop 820 South

    Forth Worth, Texas, 76119

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    • 05/16/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Rawson Saunders Institute Austin, TX 78731

    Reading Readiness

    Event Name: Reading Readiness
    Sponsor: Rawson Saunders Institute
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Saturday, May 16, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: Participants in this Neuhaus-developed program develop strategies for teaching phonological awareness, letter recognition, oral language, and the alphabetic principle, all of which heighten students' awareness of words and sounds to develop the essential skills that lead to reading success. Neuhaus Education Center's Reading Readiness manual is included in the course fee. This indispensable resource covers letter recognition, phonological awareness, oral language, multisensory letter introduction, and handwriting. *Reading Readiness is a prerequisite for the Rawson Saunders Basic Language Skills Introductory Course.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/RawsonSaunders/reading-readiness---2020-may-16
    Presenter(s): Drenda Haddock, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Leah Read, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Jamie Nettles, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT
    Cost: $300
    Contact: Drenda Haddock
    dhaddock@rawsonsaunders.org
    512-350-2844
    Location: Rawson Saunders Institute
    3435 Greystone Drive, Suite #105
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • 05/30/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • McKinney Christian Academy, TX 75071

    ALTA Competency Exam Review

    Event Name: ALTA Competency Exam Review
    Sponsor: McKinney Christian Academy
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 3
    Dates / Times: Saturday, May 30, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Description: This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of multi-sensory structured language course content in preparation for the ALTA Competency Exam.

    Registration / More Info Link: https://www.mckinneychristian.org/mtt/multisensory_teacher_training/alta_exam_review_session
    Presenter(s):

    Kara Janasak, M.Ed., CALT, LDT

    Cost: $75.00
    Contact:
    Location:

    McKinney Christian Academy

    3601 Bois D'Arc Road

    McKinney, TX 75071

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    • 06/15/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06/16/2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • DuBard School for Language Disorders Hattiesburg, MS 39406

    DuBard Association Method Basic Course (5 day format)

    Event Name: DuBard Association Method Basic Course (5 day format)
    Sponsor: DuBard School for Language Disorders
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 30
    Dates / Times: Monday, June 15, 08:00 AM -
    Friday, June 19, 06:00 PM
    Description: Learn the basic techniques of the DuBard Association Method. The DuBard Association Method is a structured, phonetic, scientifically based, multisensory teaching-learning strategy that is Orton-Gillingham-based in content and principles of instruction. This Structured Literacy approach conforms to the International Dyslexia Association's Knowledge and Practice Standards. By educating yourself in this unique method, you are equipping yourself wit the tools needed to assist individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia.
    Registration / More Info Link: http://gceic.msresaservices.com/DuBard-Association-Method-Basic-Course%201_6.15.20?search=dubard&description=true
    Presenter(s): Misha Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT-QI Patricia Martin, Ed.S., CCC-SLP, CALT-QI Rachel Ryan, M.C.D., CCC-SLP, CALT Missy Schraeder, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CALT-QI Alison Webster, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT-QI, CERI-SLDS
    Cost: $975.00
    Contact: Alison Webster
    alison.webster@usm.edu
    601-266-5223
    Location: DuBard School for Language Disorders
    118 College Drive #5215
    Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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    • 06/20/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Rawson Saunders Institute Austin, TX 78731

    Reading Readiness

    Event Name: Reading Readiness
    Sponsor: Rawson Saunders Institute
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Saturday, June 20, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: Participants in this Neuhaus-developed program develop strategies for teaching phonological awareness, letter recognition, oral language, and the alphabetic principle, all of which heighten students' awareness of words and sounds to develop the essential skills that lead to reading success. Neuhaus Education Center's Reading Readiness manual is included in the course fee. This indispensable resource covers letter recognition, phonological awareness, oral language, multisensory letter introduction, and handwriting. *Reading Readiness is a prerequisite for the Rawson Saunders Basic Language Skills Introductory Course.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/RawsonSaunders/reading-readiness---2020-june-20
    Presenter(s): Drenda Haddock, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Leah Read, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Jamie Nettles, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT
    Cost: $300
    Contact: Drenda Haddock
    dhaddock@rawsonsaunders.org
    512-350-2844
    Location: Rawson Saunders Institute
    3435 Greystone Drive, Suite #105
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • 07/18/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Rawson Saunders Institute Austin, TX 78731

    Reading Readiness

    Event Name: Reading Readiness
    Sponsor: Rawson Saunders Institute
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: N/A
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Saturday, July 18, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: Participants in this Neuhaus-developed program develop strategies for teaching phonological awareness, letter recognition, oral language, and the alphabetic principle, all of which heighten students' awareness of words and sounds to develop the essential skills that lead to reading success. Neuhaus Education Center's Reading Readiness manual is included in the course fee. This indispensable resource covers letter recognition, phonological awareness, oral language, multisensory letter introduction, and handwriting. *Reading Readiness is a prerequisite for the Rawson Saunders Basic Language Skills Introductory Course.
    Registration / More Info Link: https://form.jotform.com/RawsonSaunders/reading-readiness---2020-july-18
    Presenter(s): Drenda Haddock, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Leah Read, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT Jamie Nettles, M.Ed., CALT-QI, LDT
    Cost: $300
    Contact: Drenda Haddock
    dhaddock@rawsonsaunders.org
    512-350-2844
    Location: Rawson Saunders Institute
    3435 Greystone Drive, Suite #105
    Austin, TX 78731
    Map
    • 12/03/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Region 4 Education Service Center Houston, TX 77092-2096

    Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference

    Event Name: Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference
    Sponsor: Jan Cook
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Thursday, December 3, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.
    Registration / More Info Link: http://Session #1368029
    Presenter(s): Various
    Cost: 150
    Contact: Jan Cook
    jan.cook@esc4.net
    713-744-8124
    Location: Region 4 Education Service Center
    7145 West Tidwell Rd
    Houston, TX 77092-2096
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    • 12/02/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Region 4 Education Service Center Houston, TX 77092-2096

    Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference

    Event Name: Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference
    Sponsor: Jan Cook
    Type: Continuing Education
    Chapter: Texas
    Contact Hours: 6
    Dates / Times: Thursday, December 2, 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
    Description: This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.
    Registration / More Info Link: http://Session # 1495385
    Presenter(s): Various
    Cost: 150
    Contact: Jan Cook
    jan.cook@esc4.net
    713.744.8124
    Location: Region 4 Education Service Center
    7145 West Tidwell Rd
    Houston, TX 77092-2096
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