2020 Conference Tracks

Practitioners ~ Science of Reading, Structured Literacy and related topic areas

Audience – all practitioners and those training practitioners

Focus areas - research to practice aligned with the five (5) components of reading, written expression, oral language, mathematics

Practitioners ~ Others

Focus areas – all other areas relevant to practice such as cognitive function, social-emotional competencies, resilience, and other factors that are important for literacy instruction or an outcome of poor literacy

Research

Audience – researchers and those interested in consuming the latest research

Advocacy, Outreach and Family Engagement

Audience – individuals with dyslexia and related learning issues, parents, families, advocates, organizations and community leaders

Educational Leadership and Policy

Audience – legislators, policy makers, Department of Ed staff, superintendents, principals, literacy and assessment coordinators, higher education pre-service faculty

2020 Conference Themes

Screening, assessment and identification

Topics include but are not limited to: Approaches to assessing reading proficiency; Predicting, screening and early identification of dyslexia and related learning issues

Reading interventions/instructions and support systems

Topics include but are not limited to: All areas of reading instruction and intervention, and relevant support systems; scientifically validated intervention programs; Implementing MTSS models in public schools; Inclusive practice considerations

Foundational skills and component processes of literacy

Topics include but are not limited to: Critical components of structured literacy (Phonology, Sound-Symbol Association (phonics), Syllable Instruction, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics); Reading comprehension; Oral language; Grammar; Writing proficiency (handwriting; spelling, written expression)

Comorbidities and co-occurrences in learning difficulties

Topics include but are not limited to: All areas of comorbidities and co-occurrences in learning difficulties; Dysgraphia; Mathematics/Dyscalculia

Mental health, socio-emotional aspects, and resilience

Topics include but are not limited to: All areas of mental health such as anxiety, socio-emotional aspects such as self-esteem and motivation, and resilience

Advocacy, legislation and practice implications

Topics include but are not limited to: All areas of advocacy, legislation and practice implications; Dyslexia definition; Historical trends and current implications for practice

Assistive and educational technology

Topics include but are not limited to: All areas of education technology and tools that assist learning for people with dyslexia and related learning challenges whether in the classroom or at home

Adolescents, adults and beyond

Topics include but are not limited to: Special issues related to adolescent literacy and transition to higher education; Challenges facing adolescents and adults with dyslexia; Key factors for success in the workforce in those with dyslexia and related learning difficulties; Outcomes in adolescent and adulthood

English learners, multilinguals, and cross-cultural aspects

Topics include but are not limited to: Dyslexia and other learning-related issues in multilingual and English learners; Cross-cultural aspects

Poverty, trauma and other factors that lead to reading difficulties

Topics include but are not limited to: Factors that lead to reading difficulties other than dyslexia or factors that make outcomes worse such as poverty and trauma

Continuing Education


 

The International Dyslexia Association is proud to offer continuing education credits at the Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference. 

Certificates of attendance will be available for download following each session.  To receive each certificate, you must be in the session room for a minimum of 45 minutes. To ensure your hours are tracked properly, please register for individual sessions at least ten (10) days prior to the conference.

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