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8:30 -10:45 AM MST

There’s an Elephant in the Room: What We Overlook regarding Dyslexia

Nancy Mather, PhD


11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

Screening for Developmental Dyslexia and other Reading Disabilities: The WHY, WHOM, WHEN, HOW and WHERE

Nadine Gaab, PhD

Preparing and Supporting Educators to Teach Evidence-Based Literacy 

Jennifer M. White, PhD

Multisensory Math: Ideas for Intervention

Marilyn Zecher, MA, CALT

Executive Functioning and its Role in Literacy Development 

Tera Sumpter, MA, CCC-SLP


1:30 – 3:00 PM MST

Early Childhood – Who, When, How, and Why Do We Need to Screen and Intervene?

Susan Miller, MA, Certified Educational Evaluator, Certified Dyslexia Therapist

Understanding Science of Reading and IDA’s Structured Literacy Approach

Susan Hall, EdD

Vibrant, Versatile, and Viable Vocabulary Instruction 

Laura Stewart, National Director, The Reading League

Why English Language Learners Struggle with Reading: Is It Dyslexia? 

Suzanne Carreker, PhD, CALT-QI


3:15 – 4:15 PM MST

Exploring Early Indicators and the Role of the SLP

Heather Caska, MS, CCC-SLP and Karina Kadhi, BS, SLPA


The Adult Side of Dyslexia

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, EdD and Tracy Block-Zaretsky

RTI: Tiers Are Not Just For Cakes

Sarah Bondy, Arizona Department of Education K-3 Early Literacy Specialist

Becoming a Reader: The Building Blocks and Home-School Partnerships

Deborah Lynam, Orton Gillingham Teacher – IMSLEC

Sensory-Cognitive Instruction in Response to a State Dyslexia Mandate

Dave Kyivyra, MA


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Scheduling sessions and times are unconfirmed and subject to change.

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