2024 Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities


2024 Annual Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities

Jaunary 8 & 9, 2024
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (corner of 34th Street), New York, NY 10016

Join us & learn new strategies from noted experts in the field and experience the latest in teaching resources, technologies, schools and programs!
To view our Conference Schedule, please download the
2024 Everyone Reading Program Conference Guide


**Group discounts not applicable to Students or NYCDOE registrations**
*For groups of 5-9: receive a 15% discount! Enter code Group5
*For groups of 10 or more: receive a 20% discount! Enter code Group 10
New York City Public Schools personnel have a special rate of $150 per person for the entire conference (one or both days). If you would like to pay using a NYCPS Purchase Order, please use Contract #QR996AF.
All Students & NYCPS staff must show appropriate ID at the time of admission to the conference.
All participants will receive a generic attendance certificate for each day, Participants who wish to receive New York State CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader) hours must enter the required information at registration.

Monday, January 8, 2024
David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology for the State University of New York, College at Cortland. He is a New York State-certified school psychologist with 28 years of experience in schools and has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. Dr. Kilpatrick is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading: Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties and Equipped for Reading Success, and is a co-editor of Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice. Dr. Kilpatrick is also the developer of the PAST (Phonemic Awareness Screener Test), a valid and reliable phonological awareness assessment.


Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Joan Sedita, M.Ed.

Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy, a literacy professional development organization working across the United States. Joan received her M.Ed. in Reading from Harvard University and her B.A. from Boston College. Joan has been in the literacy field for over 40 years as a teacher, administrator, and teacher trainer. She is the creator of The Writing Rope framework, and has authored multple literacy professional development programs, including The Key Comprehension Routine, The Key Vocabulary Routine Keys to Beginning Reading, Keys to Content Writing, Keys to Early Writing, and Understanding Dyslexia. Beginning in 1975, she worked for 23 years at the Landmark School, a pioneer in the development of literacy intervention programs. Joan was one of the three lead trainers in M.A. for the Reading First Program and was a LETRS author and trainer. 

Katie Pace Miles, Ph.D.
Monday, January 8, 2024
5:00 P.M.

Katharine Pace Miles, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Miles's research interests include orthographic mapping, high frequency word learning, reading interventions, and literacy instruction that is both developmentally appropriate and  grounded in the science of reading. Dr. Miles is the academic advisor for Reading Go!, an evidence-based intervention for first and second grade students. She is the author of Reading Ready, an explicit and systematic word reading curriculum for kindergarten and first grade students. Dr. Miles is also the co-founder and principal investigator of CUNY Reading Corps, which imrpoves preservice teacher training and provides free high-dosage tutoring to historically underserved NYC students. Dr. Miles's latest projects involve opening new advanced graduate coursework in reading science and finding more ways to bring free tutoring to emergent readers in need of support.