2017 Annual Conference - Atlanta

Family Conference

The International Dyslexia Association is excited to host the 6th Annual Conference for Families this year in Atlanta, GA. The Family Conference will be held on November 10th - 11th in conjunction with the Annual Conference for Professionals.

There will be a variety of sessions geared towards families as well as opportunities to network with experts, socialize with other parents, and access the best products and materials in the exhibit hall for your children.

Parent Particulars
  • We do not recommend that children attend conference sessions as most are geared towards adults. However, Atlanta is a family-friendly city, so please feel free to bring them and turn your trip into a family vacation!
  • At this time, we do not provide childcare services. 
  • The rates for the Family Conference are per attendee, not family.
  • Dyslexia Palooza is a family-friendly event, all ages welcome! *additional fees apply

Family Conference Sessions

The sessions below have been marked with a family symbol in the program.

Friday, November 10th
F1 Evidence-Based, Research-Based, Consensus-Based, or Anecdotal Support for a Dyslexia Treatment Method: What's the Difference and Why Should You Care?
F2 The Importance of Structured Vocabulary Instruction in Math—Why, What, and How
F3 Story Frames: Using Narrative Structure to Improve Written Language, Reading Comprehension, and Executive Function Skills
F8 What Dr. Orton Learned From Patient MP
F9 Navigating the IEP for Children With Dyslexia
F10 Dyslexia 101
F11 The Challenge of Evolving Diagnoses
F12 College Transition: Correcting the Myths and Misunderstandings to Help Students Be Successful in the Post-Secondary Environment
F14 Partnerships in Structured Literacy: Case Studies on Collaborations
F16 Motivating Students With Dyslexia to Learn: Practical Strategies for Teachers
F19 The Memory Connection: Multisensory Strategies for Boosting Students’ Working Memory Throughout Phonics Instruction
F20 Testing for Teaching—Basic Facts About the Dyslexia Assessment
F21 Experience Dyslexia®
F22 What Comes Next?  Supporting Students With LBLD Through the Postsecondary Planning Process
F23    From Kindergarten Through College With Dyslexia: Parent Perspective and Student Voice
F24 Read the Room: Developing Social and Emotional Skills for Young People With Dyslexia and Other Language-Based Learning Disabilities
DDLP Creating New Dyslexia Legislation:  Navigating the Process
FP4 Evaluating the Impact of Dyslexia Laws on Identification of Specific Learning Disability and Dyslexia
FP8 Dyslexia From the Inside Out
FP9 Students Identified as Long-Term English Learners With Learning Disabilities: Struggling to Read, Struggling With English, or Both?
FP11 Screening for Reading Deficits Using Eye Tracking and Machine Learning
F26 Longitudinal Evidence of Summer Slide for Elementary Age Students in the Context of an Effective Blended-Learning Approach to Reading Instruction
F28 A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Student With Dyslexia Get Ready for College
F29 The Big Shift: Dyslexia Beyond High School
F31 Executive Functions: What Are They, Why Are They Important, and How Can I Help?
F32 Mobile Apps to Enhance Structured Literacy
F33 Morphology for the Primary Grades in the Public Schools
DDPR Parent Roundtables: Ask the Experts
F35 Using the Science of Learning Difficulties to Interpret and Implement 504 Accommodations
F37 The Hand-off to College: From ADHD Parent Coach to Higher Ed Student Services—Bridging the Support for Success
F39 Dyslexia in Adolescence: What Happens After Students Learn to Decode?
Saturday, November 11th
S1 Teaching, Intervening, and Advancing Comprehension Instruction: Meeting CCSSs and Assuring Understanding for Every Student
S2 Talking to Students and Parents About Dyslexia – Translating Research Findings Into Everyday Language
S3 Structuring Literacy for African American Students:  What Teachers Need to Know
S4 3D Bridge From Phonemic Awareness to Reading
S7 State-Level Dyslexia Legislation: Models for How States Are Training Educators and Providing Validated Interventions
S10 Designing and Implementing a Districtwide Screening for At-Risk Readers: One District’s Successful Compliance With New State Dyslexia Legislation
S11 The Parent's Path to Advocacy
S13 Assistive Technology Through the Dyslexic Eyes
S14    The Imagery-Language Foundation for Word Reading, Comprehension, and Math
S15 Share Your Story
S16 Using IDA Standards to Design Powerful and Effective Professional-Development Experiences for Teachers
S17 ORF Norms: An Update of the Hasbrouck and Tindal Oral Reading Fluency Norms
S18 From Laboratory to Classroom: Lessons Learned in a Partnership Between a Medical Research Center and a School for Children Who Learn Differently
S19 Improving Writing Skills of Dyslexic Native and Non-Native Speakers of English With MSML "Tricks of the Trade"
S20 The Law and Dyslexia: Reflections of a Psychologist and a Lawyer
S21 Active Blending and Segmenting With Young Struggling Readers
S23 Understanding Dyslexia and the Psychological Report