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Dyslexia Conference



Virtual Dyslexia Conference

December 1, 2022


Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our conference!  Bookmark this page to learn more about the 2023 conference—we look forward to learning with you!  


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               Learn more about the conference directly from two organizers of the event! Mary Yarus and Danielle Solis, Education Specialists from Literacy & Language Solutions, sit down to discuss this year's annual Dyslexia Conference in a video interview—watch the video using the link on the left.












hugh-w-cattsDr. Hugh Catts is Professor at the School of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. He is a past board member of the International Dyslexia Association and past board member and President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.  He has received the Samuel T. Orton Award from the International Dyslexia Association and the Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for his career contributions in each of these disciplines. His current research concerns the early identification and prevention of reading and language disabilities and the nature and assessment of reading comprehension problems.


Keynote Presentation Title: "Early Identification and Prevention of Dyslexia"

Breakout Session Title: "Reconceptualizing the Assessment and Intervention for Reading Comprehension"





cheryl-chaseCheryl 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 international speaker, leading workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, differentiated instruction, and creative ways to support those who struggle in school. 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 the Learning Disabilities Association of America


Keynote Presentation Title: "Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help?"


Session Titles (subject to change)

  • Supporting College Transition for Students with Dyslexia (Angie Maxey)
  • Dyslexia and Inclusive Practices: 3 Tips to Support Students in the General Education Setting (Ashley Jackson)
  • Understanding the FIE from the Lens of a Dyslexia Interventionist (Dr. Mertie Gomez)
  • Fun with Phonological Awareness in Early Childhood (Brandy Alexander)
  • Overview of Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) (Dr. Kellian Hughes)
  • Syllable Types 101 (Sharon Garcia)
  • Spelling: From Struggle to Success (Neely Sebek)
  • Hands On, Minds On: Using a Multisensory Approach to Literacy (Sam Deffes & Hillary Price)
  • Innovating Dyslexia Intervention with the New Reading by Design App (Amir Bar)
  • Building Trust: The Cornerstone of Identification Meetings (April Davis & Tamica Lewis)
  • Dysgraphia's Causes: Orthographic Processing and Graphomotor Skills (Dr. Mertie Gomez & Laura Dowdy)
  • What Does Structured Literacy Look Like in Practice? (Jennifer Thomas)
  • Morphology: Unlocking Meaning (and so much more) (Sara Lawrence)
  • Strengthening Phonics Instruction (Natasha McDaniel)
  • Never Underestimate the Power of the Accent (Shonda Guthrie)
  • Second Language Acquisition and Dyslexia (Rosalina Martinez)
  • Implementing Dyslexia Intervention in Secondary Classrooms (Danielle Solis)
  • Innovating Dyslexia Intervention with the New Reading by Design App (Amir Bar)
  • Unlock Genius and Move Students with Dyslexia from Impossible to I'm Possible (Terrie Noland)
  • Building Phonemic Awareness and Phonics using a Multi-Sensory Approach (Jennifer Burchfiel)
  • Fluency & The Reading Continuum (Mallary Latanze)
  • Engage Everyone with Nearpod (Sherri Powell)
  • A Comprehensive Assessment Model for Learning Disabilities (Cherry Lee)
  • Reading in a Second Language: Bridging for Biliteracy (Rosie Santana)
  • Orthographic Processing and Intervention (Jan Cook)
  • Playing with Sound Builds Successful Readers and Writers (Jane Ann Brown)
  • Crafting Effective IEP Goals for Students with Dyslexia (Krystie Griffin & Dena Crook)
  • Seeing the Big Picture by Putting the Pieces Together: An Examination of the Relationship of the Science of Teaching Reading Framework, the TEKS, the TEA Reading Academies, and the Dyslexia Handbook (Michelle Logback)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Anson Koshy)
  • Dyslexia and Mental Health: The 5 D's of Dyslexia (Kerry Yonushonis)
  • Innovating Dyslexia Intervention with the New Reading by Design App (Amir Bar)



21st Annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference

  • Date: December 1, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Credits: CPE 6 / CEU 6
  • Location: Virtual Zoom Session
  • Registration Fee: $150




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