The San Diego branch of the International Dyslexia Association is hosting its first annual Spring Conference on the USD campus May 8th. Registration for this single day event is still open to those interested in learning more about reading disorders and special education law.
Keynote speaker John Corcoran has written two books and will be there to share his fist-hand experience with adult literacy. His first book, The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read (1994), highlights the challenges he overcame as an adult who did not master the written word until the age of 48. His second, and most recent book, The Bridge to Literacy: No Child – or Adult – Left Behind, is a call to action and a powerful resource for educators and parents.
Workshops at this all day event cover how learning disabilities are assessed and defined, where parents and educators can find helpful resources, learning styles & differences, neuropsychology & neurology as well as your rights as a parent of a child with a learning disability.
Presenters include Dr. Spencer Wetter of The Applied Neuropsychological Institute, Dr. Diane Marquis of Rady Children’s Hospital, Megan Cohen of La Jolla LearningWorks, Elena Mendoza (Educational Therapist), and Thomas Nelson, a Special Education attorney.
Continuing education credit is availalbe for teachers and other professionals. Register online today.