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OCTOBER 16 & 17, 2008

Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

"Celebrating 30 Years of Successful Learning"

Since 1978 our organization has focused on promoting multi-sensory approaches to teaching reading, math, spelling, phonology, written expression, and learning strategies. We expect over 600 attendees, including classroom teachers, special educators, speech and language pathologists, tutors, parents, school administrators, psychologists and adults with dyslexia.

This year we are proud to present two distinguished keynote speakers. Thursday, October 16th will feature Dr. Michael Ryan, a psychologist with a private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He specializes in working with people with learning disabilities. A dyslexic himself, Dr. Ryan is a past president of the Michigan Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and a former national vice president of IDA. Dr. Ryan will be presenting on the Social and Emotional Impacts of Dyslexia.

Friday’s keynote will feature Dr. Rebecca Treiman, a professor in the Psychology, Reading and Language Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Treiman’s work focuses on the development of reading and spelling skills in children. Her current research examines the spelling errors of students with and without a diagnosis of dyslexia, the linguistic skills and knowledge that children bring to the task of learning to read, and theories and models of the reading process. Dr. Treiman’s keynote will focus on Spelling Development in Typical and Dyslexic Children.

In addition to these dynamic presentations, over 32 breakout sessions will be offered on topics regarding IEPs, student advocacy, accommodations, assistive technology, vocabulary development, fluency, writing, reading, math, RTI and many others.

Please click on the links to our complete brochure above for more information or to register online!




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Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
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