ALTA - Academic Language Therapy Association

Dyslexia Southwest 2020: Annual SWIDA Conference

Event Name: Dyslexia Southwest 2020: Annual SWIDA Conference
Sponsor: Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: N/A
Contact Hours: 8
Dates / Times: Friday, February 21, 06:30 PM -
Saturday, February 22, 04:15 PM
Description: The Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia association strives to bring current research and practical applications to educators, parents, Certified Academic Language Therapists, and other professionals in New Mexico and the El Paso area, to better understand and serve our students and clients with dyslexia. This year, our conference topics include Developmental Dyslexia and Reading Impairments; Understanding the Basics of Dyslexia; Recent Advances in Understanding How Students Remember Words They Read; Screening for Dyslexia; Written Language including Paragraph Skills, Vocabulary and Morphology; Assessing Dyslexia; and Structured Literacy in the General Education Classroom.
Registration / More Info Link: None Provided
Presenter(s): David Kilpatrick, Ph.D, professor of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland; Nadine Gaab, Ph.D, Associate professor of Pediatrics at Boston's Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has also been recognized by the International Dyslexia Association in her receipt of the Alice H. Garside Award for outstanding leadership in advancing the science and advocacy of dyslexia. Dr. Gaab is a scientific advisory board member of The Dyslexia Foundation and Landmark School and a founder of the New England research on Dyslexia Society (NERDY); William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. An internationally recognized speaker with an interactive, hands-on presentation style, William has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools both in the United States and abroad since 1995. Zoe Ann Alvarez has been an educator for 24 years, teaching at the elementary and middle school levels in both special education and co-teaching positions. She is currently a reading resource teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools, providing professional development in the areas of Structured Literacy, reading, and English language arts. Zoe Ann is a Wilson Language Trainer and a Certified Wilson Dyslexia Therapist. She has presented at a number of conferences at the local and national level, including SWIDA, NICHD, and the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative; Erin Brown is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and IDA-Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist who maintains a small private practice in Albuquerque, NM. A board member since 2008, Erin currently serves as Vice President of the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA; Tawnya Yates She has worked as a reading interventionist in the public schools, serving students with dyslexia in both general and special education settings. She has also supported teachers in observing students’ reading behaviors and analyzing assessments in order to determine instructional steps. Tawnya currently supports special education teachers, helping them apply knowledge of reading acquisition as they individualize instruction for students with disabilities.
Cost: $160.00/$180.00 Early Bird + $25 after Feb. 1, 2020
Contact: Martha Steger ,MA, CALT

Location: Sandia Resort
30 Rainbow Road
Albuquerque, NM 8713

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