Dyslexia and Literacy: Understanding Executive functions, language, and reading

 

This conference is designed for teachers, practitioners and parents to help them learn to identify, understand, and provide evidence-based teaching for students who have dyslexia and dyscalculia. Participants will learn the latest genetic studies as a basis for understanding current practices for assessment and intervention. The focus of these discussions will be for school-age students.

TDF is pleased to announce that the Spring 2019 conference topic will be “Understanding executive functions, language, and reading”.

This conference will be held on February 15th, 2019 at:

The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center

425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 60095

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Conference Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration

Welcome

Welcome
Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP

Neurobiological Underpinnings for Executive Functions

8:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Laurie Cutting, Ph.D

Dr. Cutting is Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

Executive Functions: Genetic, Behavioral, and Assessment Considerations

10:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Erik Willcutt, Ph.D.

Dr. Willcutt is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Director of Clinical Training in the clinical psychology program in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Oral Language, Working Memory, and Executive Functions

11:40 a.m. to 12:40 a.m.
Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Singer is the Founder/CEO of Architects For Learning, where she trains educators, consults with schools worldwide and directs a staff in the Boston area that provides academic intervention, assessment, and consultation services.

12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Lunch

Classroom Strategies that Facilitate Executive Functions

1:40 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D.

Kelly Cartwright is a professor of psychology, neuroscience, and teacher preparation at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA.

For more information, please contact William Baker at dyslexiafoundation@gmail.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Will Baker at 617-838-4421.