The Dyslexia Foundation's CSUSB Palm Desert Campus conference topic will be "Literacy, Dyslexia and ADHD".

This conference was held on February 26, 2016 at:

The California State University San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus

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Download a copy of the The Dyslexia Foundation Feb 2016 Brochure

 

About our Speakers

(Presentation Order)

Dr. Sharon Brown-Welty: Welcome

Dean, California State University San Bernardino, Palm DesertCampus


Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP: Literacy issues related to children who have dyslexia and who have ADHD

Dr. Joan A. Mele-McCarthy, CCC-SLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy and will serve a three-year term. ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.  Dr Mele-McCarthy is also the former Senior Policy Advisor and Special Assistant in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. (http://thesummitschool.org/dr-joan-mele-mccarthy-elected-to-the-asha-board-of-directors/)


 

Dr. David Urion: Diagnosing Dyslexia and ADHD and the effect on literacy

Associate in Neurology; Charles F. Barlow Chair in Neurology; Director of Education and Residency Training Programs in Clinical Neurology and Clinical Neurodevelopmental Disabilities; Director, Behavioral Neurology Clinics and Programs; Co-Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee. Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School (http://www.childrenshospital.org/doctors/david-urion).


 

 

Joanna A. Christodoulou: Neurobiological Correlations of Reading

Dr. Joanna A. Christodoulou is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and leads the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Team in the Center for Health and Rehabilitation Research. She integrates roles as clinician, developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and educator (Full Bio).


 

Carrol McDonald Connor, PhD: Literacy Intervention in Early Grades

 


 

Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP: Putting the pieces together: teaching literacy skills to students who have dyslexia and ADHD

Dr. Joan A. Mele-McCarthy, CCC-SLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy and will serve a three-year term. ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,070 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.  Dr Mele-McCarthy is also the former Senior Policy Advisor and Special Assistant in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education. (http://thesummitschool.org/dr-joan-mele-mccarthy-elected-to-the-asha-board-of-directors/)


For more information, please contact the Foundation at dyslexiafoundation@gmail.com.  For sponsorship opportunities at future conferences, please contact Will Baker at 941-807-0499.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors