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June 7 - June 8, 2023
Virtual Conference

Empowering educator expertise: Believe, Build & Bolster. When it comes to dyslexia, we have to believe in ourselves and our kids, build capacity, learning, support, and bolster and strengthen classroom practices.

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Keynote Speakers

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Stanislas Dehaene

Chair of Experimental Cognitive Psychology
Coll├ęge de France

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Emily Hanford

Senior Correspondent and Producer
American Public Media

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Conference Details:

This two-day event includes:

  • Keynote presentations that provide insights on the power of appropriate literacy instruction and how the brain learns to read.
  • An enlightening session where attendees will participate in a dyslexia simulation to help them understand the struggling reader experience.
  • Engaging presentations from experts who will build your knowledge around the science of reading and the dyslexic brain.
  • First-rate presentations from educators with strategies, accommodations, interventions, and the support you need to transform classroom practice.
  • Pre-recorded 20-minute EdTalk sessions available to you up to a full week before the live event.
  • Networking with fellow educators in an innovative virtual space.
  • Expo Hall and an event game with prizes.
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Expect to walk away with:

  • Tools, resources, and improved classroom practices you need to help all children learn to read.
  • Knowledge about what dyslexic students need to succeed in the classroom.
  • Belief in your ability to help struggling readers and belief that they can succeed.
  • A true community where you will connect, learn, and grow.
  • Up to 30 CE certificates.

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Featured Speakers

Natalie Wexler

Natalie Wexler

Education writer and author

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Richard Gentry

Independent researcher, author, and educational consultant, and former university professor
J Richard Gentry, Inc

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Antonio A. Fierro

Chief Academic Officer

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Featured EdTalks

Join us for engaging and informative sessions delivered by top education leaders. With EdTalks, you'll have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can help you take your teaching and learning to the next level. Each session is a pre-recorded 20-minute talk that provides insights, ideas, and inspiration, which you will be able to access a week before the live conference.


Intersection of the Role of the Speech Language Therapist and the Dyslexia Interventionist

The goal of the presentation will be to discuss and provide information regarding the intersection of specific learning disabilities and speech language pathology and the role of the SLP and dyslexia interventionist.

Session Objectives:

  • To expand and deepen understanding of the language and literacy continuum
  • To increase understanding of specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dysgraphia, and the overlap of of speech and language impairment(s)
  • To review the state mandated TEC 38.003 K/1 Dyslexia Screener requirements and Austin ISD’s implementation model in context of the Texas Dyslexia Handbook
  • To consider dyslexia screening and evaluation results and recommendations for instruction, intervention, and progress monitoring
  • To review recent research connecting SLI and reading difficulties
  • To increase partnerships and collaboration between the campus dyslexia interventionist, special education teachers, and SLPs

Current research and state and federal guidance regarding screening and evaluation for dyslexia will be included. The Texas Dyslexia Handbook 2021 will also be shared.

Cherry Lee

Cherry Lee
Director of Section 504 & Dyslexia,
Austin ISD