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The annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference features sessions with topics that include 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.
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Session ID: 1310371
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Credit: 6 CPE
Audience: Teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech–language
pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others
Location: McKinney Conference Center
7200 Northwest 100 Drive, Houston, Texas 77092
Meet This Year's Keynote Speaker
Carol Tolman, Ed.D., holds a doctorate in educational psychology with a concentration in literacy and has been a consultant at the state, district, and school levels for over 15 years. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Tolman was a classroom teacher and special educator with more than 25 years of experience in public schools at the elementary and secondary levels. She spent 12 of those years designing and implementing an innovative, exemplary reading clinic for academically challenged middle and high school students.
In addition to spearheading many successful, long-term literacy initiatives throughout the country, Dr. Tolman has published Working Smarter, Not Harder: What Teachers of Reading Need to Know and Be Able to Do and The Relationship between Teacher Knowledge and Effective RtI: When We Know Better, We Do Better (IDA Perspectives). Dr. Tolman has presided over the LETRS Leadership Board, created LETRS Online, and provides LETRS Trainer of Trainers (TOT) workshops to prepare others for the rigorous study involved in becoming a Certified Local LETRS Trainer. Dr. Tolman is passionate about the importance of empowering teachers with the knowledge necessary to impact change for all children.
Dr. Tolman’s keynote address, “Focus on Phonology: The Key to Unlocking the Alphabetic Principle,” will be an in-depth overview of the reading brain with an emphasis on the importance of the speech-sound system as the foundation for all reading and spelling. Participants will explore the what and why of teaching phonology for students of all ages, and especially for struggling readers and spellers.
In addition, Dr. Tolman will be presenting the following breakout sessions:
18th Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference
We would like to thank Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and all of the awesome attendees from this year's conference!
2017 Dyslexia Conference Presentations
2017 Breakout Session Presentations