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Dyslexia Conference



Region 4 Dyslexia Conference

December 2, 2021

This annual conference features various sessions in relation to dyslexia, including 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, specialists, interventionists, speech language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, coordinators, and others. 




Breakout Sessions

Participants will be able to engage in targeted breakout sessions throughout the day—choose the ones that best suit your interests!  And, if you miss one of our breakout sessions, they will be available after the event, until December 31st!


This year's list of breakout sessions include (subject to change):

  • The Cornerstone: Building Relationships
  • Deep Dive into Dysgraphia Evaluation
  • Dyslexia and Short Stories for Secondary Students
  • Fostering Independence in Secondary and Post-Secondary Education for Students with Dyslexia
  • From Failure to Academic Success: How I Did It!
  • From Foundation to Fluency
  • Identifying English Learners with Dyslexia: The 1,2,3's of a Bilingual Dyslexia Evaluation
  • Implementing Dyslexia Intervention in Secondary
  • Implementing Play-Based Practices to Support Early Literacy in Preschool
  • LEAD SP+ED Project
  • Let’s Explore Research-Proven English & Spanish Intervention Solutions: Early Interventions in Reading & Intervenciones Tempranas de la lectura
  • KEYNOTE: Leveling The Playing Field: Intersection of Race, Access, and Literacy
  • Morphology:  More than a Prefix
  • Over-Assessed and Over-Stressed - Leveraging Eye Tracking and AI Technology to Save Teachers Time
  • Playing with Sounds Builds Successful Readers and Writers
  • The Power of Prevention: MTSS and Data Use
  • Section 504: Dispelling the Myths
  • 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
  • Specially Designed Dyslexia Instruction: Using Data-Based Individualization for Special Education Students
  • State Assessment Updates
  • KEYNOTE: Structured Literacy:  Beneficial for All Students; Necessary for Students with Dyslexia
  • The Synergy of Dyslexia, Technology, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Understanding the FIE from the lens of a Dyslexia Interventionist
  • Unleashing the Power of Digital Accessibility
  • Utilizing Structured Word Inquiry to Cultivate Curiosity and Expand Students' Vocabulary and Spelling Skills
  • The Wonders of the Twice Exceptional Student




Breakout Sessions
Here are just a few of the breakout sessions available for participants to attend at this year's conference!
The Power of Prevention:  MTSS and Data Use
Thea Woodruff, Ph.D.
This session will discuss the essential processes related to data use within a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework. We will examine data from the district level to the individual student level to prevent, intervene, and identify reading difficulties, including dyslexia. Effective data collection, management, and analysis for screening, diagnosing, and progress monitoring will be described.

Deep Dive into Dysgraphia Evaluation
Cherry Lee
This presentation will explain how to integrate and analyze formal and informal data as part of a comprehensive evaluation.  Evaluation specialists (LSSPs and diagnosticians), occupational therapists, dyslexia therapists, and teachers will view their contributions to an evaluation as part of an integrated report.
Identifying English Learners with Dyslexia:  The 1, 2, 3’s of a Bilingual Dyslexia Evaluation
Katharine Muller
This presentation will provide participants the opportunity to explore the process of evaluating English Learners for dyslexia from pre-referral data collection to formal evaluation and interpretation. This presentation is designed to assist evaluators and other professionals in either reviewing or establishing their procedures for identifying English Learners with dyslexia.
The Synergy of Dyslexia, Technology, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Amir Bar
Most of us know technology can help dyslexic individuals but we don't always know how to fully take advantage of it. The UDL principles offer a framework to help us modify any lesson plan to include more technology, better accessibility, and higher engagement.  In this session Amir will introduce the three principles of UDL. Tangible examples for implementation in the classroom and other learning settings to improve learning outcomes will be shared.


Region 4 Dyslexia Conference
  • Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
  • Session ID: 1495385
  • Location: Virtual Event, presented via Zoom
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Credit: 6 CPE/ALTA CEUs
  • Registration Fee: $150
  • Audience: Administrators K-12, Dyslexia Specialists, Dyslexia Teachers, Evaluation Personnel




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