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Arizona IDA’s Learning & Literacy 2021 VIRTUAL Symposium


Please join the AZ IDA Learning & Literacy Symposium!

AZ IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals affected by dyslexia, language and literacy challenges, their families, and the communities that support them. Until Everyone Can Read! The goal of this year’s symposium is to connect educators, parents, and professionals with data-driven best practices and pedagogy. We will also provide a virtual space to network and connect with fellow participants.

We are capitalizing on the opportunity to offer a virtual event, expanding our community to include speakers and attendees from across the country. Our AZ IDA members include dedicated educators, dyslexia specialists, speech/language pathologists, individuals with dyslexia, and parents who have dealt with learning disability issues in local public and private schools. Ticket sales will be open to members and non-members of the IDA. 

Topics of interest will be geared toward the following:

Educators: K-12 Special Education and General Education Teachers, Community College/University Professors, Paraprofessionals, and Private Tutors. 

Parents: individuals raising school-aged children in K-12 who suspect or have been diagnosed with dyslexia and language-based disabilities. Parents assisting older students with IEPs transitioning to career or college after high school graduation. 

Professionals: Speech and Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, Private Practitioners, and School Administrators. 

Topics of Interest include dyslexia and:

    •  Advocacy
    •  Assessment
    • Comorbid Conditions (such as ADHD, Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Executive Function, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Speech and Language Impairments, etc.)
    • English Language Learners
    • Learning Disabilities in the Work Place
    • Legislation
    • Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS)
    • Related Inequality Issues (Identification/Assessment/Education)
    • Response to Intervention (RTI)
    • Structured Literacy
    • Transitioning to College

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Mather, Ph.D., “The Elephant in the Room – What We Overlook Regarding Dyslexia”

Nancy Mather is a Professor Emerita at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She has served as a learning disabilities teacher, a diagnostician, a university professor, and an educational consultant. She has published numerous articles and books and conducts workshops on assessment and instruction both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV. Her most recent book on dyslexia is:  Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention and on learning disabilities: Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors. She is currently working on the Tests of Dyslexia, a comprehensive measure designed to help evaluate individuals for dyslexia.

  • All sessions are live
  • Each breakout sessions will be 1 hour – 1.5 hours in length
  • Free registration will be provided to speakers on the Hopin platform. 
  • This symposium will offer continuing education units (CEU’s) for Educators and ASHA CEU’s Speech-Language Pathologists. 

Call for Presentations   NOW OPEN!

Agenda – Coming Soon!

Ticket Sales – Coming Soon!

Questions regarding submissions and symposium sponsorship should be directed to

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