2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S12 - My Brain Is Wired Differently!

Oct 27, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Oct 27, 2018 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00


Creating champions by developing self-advocates is one of the most important things we can do to support our individuals who learn differently. "I have dyslexia!" is a simple phrase that can make a powerful statement when individuals have the confidence and tools to speak it proudly. Developing skills and providing resources that help individuals to be more confident and comfortable in advocating for themselves is the focus of this session as we talk about how to start developing those skills and resources.

Learning Objectives:

  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Identify the critical elements in a disability document that will support the accommodation requests for students with learning disabilities.
  • ADVOCACY AND LEGISLATION: Understand the laws and interpretations under various legislative motions and learn ways to implement advocacy efforts locally or at the state level.
  • ASSESSMENT: Examine issues related to the assessment of dyslexia and how assessment results can inform the selection of academic interventions.
  • ASSESSMENT: Recognize the critical roles of parents and early educators in the recognition of early signs of language learning difficulties in young children and identify potential strategies and approaches to respond.
  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine a collaborative service model designed to deliver literacy services to children and adults with language learning disabilities.

Disclosure: Tammy Tillotson has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Tammy Tillotson is the president of IDA-Wisconsin.


  • Tammy Tillotson, DM, I-CALP, Director, IDA-WI Branch President; Board Member & Newsletter Editor, Children's Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin; ALTA


  • 0.10 - ASHA CEU
  • 1.00 - Clock Hours

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