2018 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference

Continuing Education

The International Dyslexia Association is proud to offer continuing education credits at the Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference. Please scroll down to view the different types of credits that will be offered and how to obtain these credits.

Certificates of attendance will be sent electronically to attendees following the conference.

Please contact your employer or agency PRIOR to attending the conference to determine what is required for you to obtain credit hours.

Virginia Commonwealth University CEUs

For professionals in education, psychology, counseling, and other areas, CEUs will be available through Virginia Commonwealth University. Although not equivalent to VCU undergraduate or graduate credits, CEUs are recorded on a VCU certificate and a transcript that can be obtained without charge as often as requested. CEUs are accepted by many state agencies and professional organizations as evidence of contact or clock hours toward certificate renewal.

Individuals should contact their employers and agencies prior to coming to the conference to determine whether CEUs are applicable to their specific situation.

One CEU is defined as ten (10) contact hours. It is possible to earn a total of 2.75 CEUs by attending all conference sessions, Wednesday through Saturday. CEUs can be earned for one to four days, but not for partial-day attendance. A one-time processing fee of $30 will be charged regardless of the number of CEUs earned. Fee must be paid directly via VCU website, www.ocpe.vcu.edu.

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

This program is offered for up to 2.75 CEUs (various levels; professional area). IDA is approved by the Continuing Education Board of ASHA to provide continuing-education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Questions about ASHA CEUs should be directed to the Conference Department (conference@dyslexiaida.org).

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)

ALTA members may use the generic certificate of attendance they receive with their registration materials for continuing-education credit. Questions about continuing-education credit should be directed to the ALTA national headquarters office@altaread.org. Visit www.altaread.org for more information about ALTA.

The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)

Graduates of IMSLEC-accredited training courses may use the generic certificate of attendance provided by IDA. Questions about continuing-education credits may be directed to IMSLEC by emailing janaj@mail.smu.edu. More information about IMSLEC can be found by visiting www.imslec.org.

Center for Effective Reading (CERI)

Candidates must provide documentation of credits to renew their certification each year. Candidates may use the certificate of attendance from DyslexiaCon18 towards their annual renewal. For questions related to CERI continuing education, please contact CERI directly at info@effectivereading.org.