2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

Oct 24, 2018 ‐ Oct 27, 2018

IDA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more.

The Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference is held for both professionals and families and is attended by some 2,500 teachers, educators, and administrators, reading specialists, researchers, university faculty, psychologists, physicians, tutors, and parents.

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Executive Function: What It Is and Why It Matters

Oct 27, 2018 2:15pm ‐ Oct 27, 2018 3:15pm

Identification: S22

Executive function represents a set of cognitive abilities responsible for self-monitoring, life management, and emotional regulation. These functions are critical for social and relationship developmentand academic success. Understanding that executive function supports everything from decision-making about sleep routines, technology, and discipline to understanding the benefits of mindfulness is critical. This talk includes a practical discussion of current research that supports wise decisions across childhood, and ways to foster resilience to help children thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  • ADD/ADHD: Identify characteristics of students with ADHD and/or potential interventions as it pertains to those with language learning disabilities.
  • ADD/ADHD: Management of the ADHD student and the LD student in the classroom.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between executive functioning and student learning and performance.

Disclosure: Mark Bertin has authored several publications that may be discussed in this session. No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

  • Mark Bertin, M.D., Board Certified Developmental Pediatrician, Developmental Pediatrics
Standard: $20.00

What Dr. Geschwind Learned From Dr. Orton

Oct 27, 2018 2:15pm ‐ Oct 27, 2018 3:15pm

Identification: S25

In his 1982 paper, “Why Orton Was Right,” Dr. Norman Geschwind pointed out that a great many of the observations made by Dr. Orton in 1925 have largely stood the test of time. Geschwind felt that “it is remarkable in retrospect to realize how many times in that very first year he came to choose with remarkable accuracy those aspects of dyslexia that we continue to see as important. . . . ”

Learning Objective:

  • ASSESSMENT: Examine issues related to the assessment of dyslexia and how assessment results can inform the selection of academic interventions.

Disclosure: Thomas West has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

  • Thomas G. West, M.A., Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Advisory Board, George Mason University, Prometheus Books, publisher
Standard: $20.00