Virtual Conference. On-Demand Sessions Available through September 30th

Join us for a full day of professional learning featuring keynote speakers
Dr. Anita Archer and Emily Hanford plus 14 other speakers, and
 earn up to 16 CE certificates.

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Spotlight on Dyslexia delivers powerful and impactful professional learning suitable for educators of all levels.

  • Learn the impact of early intervention to put students with dyslexia on the path to success.
  • Discover instructional strategies to help your students achieve their academic potential.
  • Hear how research-driven technology and tools can boost classroom effectiveness.
  • Connect with the experts and other educators to share first-hand experiences.

Speakers and Sessions

Join keynote speakers Dr. Anita Archer, nationally acclaimed education expert and Emily Hanford, American Public Media Senior Correspondent, and 14 other experts in the fields of literacy, dyslexia and neuroscience. Designed for education professionals as well as parents, Spotlight on Dyslexia will leave you better prepared and more confident as you support students with dyslexia on their path to success.

Keynote Speakers

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Keynote: Discovering the Reading Science

Emily Hanford
Senior Correspondent, APM Reports, American Public Media

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Keynote: The Science of Reading Meets the Science of Instruction

Dr. Anita Archer
Nationally Acclaimed Education Expert

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Early Literacy

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The Memory Connection: Multisensory Strategies for Boosting Students’ Working Memory Throughout Phonics Instruction

Jennifer Hasser
Executive Director, Kendore Learning

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A Solid Literacy Foundation: The Critical Importance of the Early Childhood Years

Kai-leé Berke
Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment Author

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How to Screen for Dyslexia

Barbara Steinberg
PDX Reading Specialist

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Photo Of Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. & Tracy Block-Zaretsky

Making Sense of Words for Our Youngest Readers and Writers

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. & Tracy Block-Zaretsky

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Science of Reading

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The Case for Practice

Leta Palmiter
Ed.S., CALT, LDT, Lexercise Therapist, Illuminations Center for Dyslexia

Chad Myers
CEO, Lexercise

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Fish Don't Climb Trees - A Whole New Approach to Learning Challenges

Sue Hall
Positive Dyslexia and Chair of The Whole Dyslexic Society

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How an Entire State is Equipping Educators with Knowledge and Skills to Implement Effective Literacy Instruction

Cherry Lee
Texas Education Agency

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Contrasting Approaches to Dyslexia Instruction: What are the "Active Ingredients"?

Colby Hall
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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Advanced Dyslexia

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Dyslexia Deciphered: An Update on What We Know

Richard Wagner
Florida State University and Florida Center for Reading Research

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Photo Of Maggie Kjer

The Intersection of Dyslexia, Reading Disorders, and Language Disorders

Maggie Kjer
Director, Pearson Clinical

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The Role of Cognition in Reading and Literacy Skills and the Impact on Students with Dyslexia

Kristin Barbour
Executive Director - National Institute for Learning Development

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What Does the Research Say About Which Technologies Support the Learner with Dyslexia?

Nanci King Shepardson
Senior Educational Technologist/Wilson Language Training

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Orthography: Why Should I Care About Spelling?

Alicia Roberts Frank

Regional Administrator for Special Programs/Dyslexia Specialist for Educational Service District 113

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Photo Of Lois Letchford

There is NO Correlation Between Ease of Learning to Read and "IQ"

Lois Letchford
Speaker, Author, Educator

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Learn and Engage Throughout the Year 

Great new benefits for continuous learning:



Exclusive Facebook Community

The goal of this community is to learn from each other. By growing and learning every day you can become leaders in education who make monumental changes in the lives of students.

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Twitter Chats

Connect with other participants and continue your SPOD conversations throughout the year.


Live Virtual Discussions

Dive deeper into SPOD with live virtual conversations that will break down and recap sessions from the event, featuring special guests, speaker panels and more.



Professional Learning Benefits

Learning Ally's Spotlight on Dyslexia conference is approved by ALTA for up to 16 Continuing Professional Education hours.

IMSLEC© accredited courses will accept continuing education hours approved by ALTA.

Hours will also count as credit towards renewal of a Wilson Professional credential.

"I am very pleased that I signed up for Spotlight on Dyslexia! All of the sessions have been exceptional. I am eager to share with my colleagues this wealth of information. I am excited to get the next school year started to begin implementing all the multisensory approaches I learned about with my students!"

-Special Education Instructor, Texas