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National Experts to speak on Literacy and Executive Functions

International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference, March 2 & 3 — Riverside

Riverside, CA – Parents, teachers, administrators, and psychologists are invited to learn strategies to help students with issues of literacy and learning at the 33rd Annual Conference of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), March 2 & 3 at the Riverside Marriott (3400 Market Street). Special early bird pricing ends February 12. To register, visit www.dyslexia-ca.org.

 This year’s conference, “Light Up Your Lobes,” will highlight the topics of Reading, Nonverbal Learning, and Executive Function, and will provide information to help attendees become better equipped to assist students and children with these issues.

 Featured speakers include Dr. Jane Holmes Bernstein from Children’s Hospital in Boston who will speak on: (1) the History and Nature of Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NVLD), and (2) the Importance of Brain-Context Interactions. The premise of her talk is to understand that as children develop, what is learned and how it is taught must change with them. Strategies will be offered.

Cheryl Chase-Carmichael, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist from Ohio who specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment of various conditions impacting children, adolescents, and young adults, will speak on Executive Functions. Dr. Chase-Carmichael will offer strategies to help parents and teachers identify and solve issues dealing with enabling students to become better organized.

 “I taught for 35 years and raised two daughters without knowing about Executive Functions. If I had realized the challenges my students, daughters (and I, myself) faced, I would have put the correct supports in place to ensure their success! I wish I could go back,” says Judy Reising, retired Lake Elsinore Unified School District (LEUSD) teacher and dyslexia specialist.

Registration fees: IDA members, $85; Non-members, $145 (through February 12)

After Feb. 12: IDA members, $115; Non-members, $195. Conference registration fee includes: Extensive handout, appetizers at social, breakfast, lunch & snacks on Saturday.

IDA is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization, and is the nation’s oldest non-profit organization dealing with learning disabilities and the only organization dedicated exclusively to the study and treatment of the specific language disability known as dyslexia.  The association has 11,000 members worldwide, 47 branches in the U.S. and Canada, and global partnerships in thirteen countries.  IDA members include individuals with dyslexia and their families, educators, diagnosticians, physicians, researchers and other professionals in the field of dyslexia and learning differences.

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