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Dyslexia Conference























The 20th 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. For more information, contact









dys-conf-19-dr-horowitz-webDr. Sheldon H. Horowitz is Senior Advisor of Strategic Innovation, Research, and Insights at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Prior to his arrival at NCLD, he directed hospital-based evaluation and treatment programs in psychiatry and developmental pediatrics, and
he taught at primary, secondary, and college levels.


Dr. Horowitz has provided leadership on many of NCLD’s key projects and programs, including national summits, early learning and literacy screening tools, content for transitioning to kindergarten for at-risk learners, and early learning observation and rating scales. He has a special interest in postsecondary transition and LD in the workplace.


A frequent presenter at national conferences, he is often featured in the media about LD and related issues of attention and behavior. He is NCLD’s in-house expert on the website.



Sessions for this year's Dyslexia Conference include (subject to change):

  • Adapting SPDI to Specially Designed Instruction for IDEA Students with Dyslexia
  • “But Teacher, I Don’t Know How to Write.” Helping Young Students Develop Foundation Skills Needed for Becoming a Writer
  • Demystifying Dysgraphia
  • Do You Hear What I Hear? A Jump‐Start in Phonemic Awareness
  • Dyslexia and Math
  • Dysmantling Dyslexia: Instructional Strategies that Improve Student Efficacy, Resilience, and Outlook
  • ¡Eme con a MA! How to Conduct Bilingual Dyslexia Assessments
  • The Emotional Impact of Dyslexia
  • Expository Text: Developing a Card Pyramid for Summary Writing
  • Fire Up the Neurons ‐ A Multisensory Approach to Building Foundational Skills and Reading Comprehension
  • Game On 2.0
  • Host a Neurodiversity Night
  • How Your SLP can Help Identify Early Signs of Dyslexia
  • The Imagery‐Language Foundation: Teaching All Children to Read and Comprehend
  • Instructional Implications: How Instructional Providers Align Interventions to Grow Students With Dyslexia
  • The Intersection of Multi‐Tiered Systems of Support and Dyslexia Services
  • It’s OK to Laugh: A Light‐hearted Look at LD
  • Kids DO Love Poetry!
  • Let’s Play with PA! (Phonological Awareness Activities to Build a Firm Foundation for Literacy)
  • Linguistic Demands and Dyslexia Assessment
  • Making Sense of the Seemingly Senseless
  • Oh, The Places Dyslexia Will Go!
  • Picture Books: The Secondary Teacher’s Magic Trick
  • Readying the Road to Reading and Writing for ALL Children: Important Foundations for Literacy Learning
  • The Science of Reading: Keeping Up With the Research
  • Scientific Spelling: The 5 Rules that Apply to the English Language
  • "She Just Won't Do It!"‐ How to Build Motivation Within Struggling Readers
  • Sight Word Bonanza
  • Simple Centers, Seriously (K‐5)
  • Sound Word Walls: Simultaneously Strengthening Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
  • Teaching Phonics Through Phoneme‐Grapheme Mapping
  • TexQuest Treasure Chest
  • Understanding Texas Legal Requirements for Supporting Struggling Learners
  • Updates to STAAR Accessibility Features and Designated Supports Policies
  • Using RTI Problem Solving in Designing Instruction and Interventions for Struggling Readers
  • “We Teach Them, but Who Are They?” A Peek at Some Data about Gen Z


Learn details about these sessions by downloading this year's conference program.



2019 Region 4 Dyslexia Conference

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Session ID: 1310366
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Credit: 6 CPE
Registration Fee: $150
Audience: Teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech–language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators



McKinney Conference Center
7200 Northwest 100 Drive | Houston, Texas 77092

(Map and Directions)





2019 Conference Session Handouts

- Available soon!



2018 Conference Session Handouts

Did you attend this year's conference, and would like to download some of our breakout session presentation files?  Follow the links below.
For more information, contact Jan Cook, Dyslexia Specialist at Region 4. 


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