2017 Annual Conference - Atlanta

Teacher Training Overviews

This year, DyslexiaCon will feature sponsored sessions focused on professional learning opportunities that are hands-on and practical. Attendees will delve deeply into course offerings from leading Structured Literacy programs and approaches. 

The sponsored sessions being offered this year can be found below.*

LETRS Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English

Friday, November 10th
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $45

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is professional development for educators and administrators responsible for improving Pre-K to Gr. 12 instruction in reading, writing, and spelling. It is designed in modules that help educators understand how children learn to read, why some have difficulty, what must be taught, how to teach it, why all components of reading are necessary, and how to interpret individual student differences. Dr. Tolman will provide specific insights into the topic of phonology and its importance to reading and writing.  

Additional Materials Needed:
LETRS Module 2, 2nd ed. The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness. This module will be available for participants on-site.

Overview of What’s New and Enhanced in the Wilson Reading System® 4th Edition

Friday, November 10th
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) is an intensive (Tier 3) program for students in grade 2 and beyond. Based on scientific reading research and Orton-Gillingham principles, WRS is a highly structured remedial program that directly teaches the structure of the language to students who have been unable to learn with other teacher strategies or who may require multisensory language instruction.  

This session will provide an overview of the 4th Edition of the WRS. Current users of WRS are encouraged to attend to get a preview of the enhancements including morphology, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension Individuals who are credentialed as Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioners (W.D.P.) and/or Wilson® Dyslexia Therapists (W.D.T.) can count this overview session towards the re-credentialing of their certifications.  

Neuhaus Educational Center's Multisensory Grammar

Saturday, November 11th
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $120

The words in English are traditionally classified as parts of speech based on their usage in a sentence. The parts of speech are the foundation of sentence writing, which is the foundation of all written discourse.

In Multisensory Grammar, participants learn 1) activities that make the abstract concept of grammar concrete, 2) strategies for increasing students' sentence complexity when writing, and 3) use of parts of speech in the construction and revision of written paragraphs. Participants also engage in collaborative activities that extend their learning and can be presented to their students. 

Tufts University's One Day Training in the RAVE-O Program

Saturday, November 11th
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $79

RAVE-O is a systematic approach to building reading fluency and comprehension. Beyond a repeated reading program, RAVE-O develops students' automaticity at every level of word knowledge, including their recognition of common letter patterns, vocabulary & grammar skills and comprehension of fiction and non-fiction passages. RAVE-O uses a whimsical approach to engage struggling readers between 2nd - 4th grade, and is often the perfect complement to an explicit phonics program. 

This very special opportunity provides IDA conference attendees with a comprehensive two-part training that will include an online component prior to the IDA conference and an in-person, onsite training during the conference. Before the conference, participants will work through the RAVE-O online training, familiarizing themselves with the background and basic components of the curriculum. During the one-day onsite training, participants will have the opportunity to practice lessons and assessments, ask questions, and received individualized support.

 *For additional information about these special training sessions please contact conference@dyslexiaida.org.
 *These sponsored sessions will not be available for CEUs through ASHA.
 *These sponsored sessions will not be available in conference recordings.