Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc.

Join us in Austin for our 18th Annual Dyslexia Conference on October 14-15, 2019.

We’re working on the agenda for October 2019 and the opportunity to address the big changes in the new Dyslexia Handbook (Orange Book) with respect to screening, dysgraphia and Standard Protocol Dyslexia Instruction. We're also adding a half day for folks new to dyslexia on October 13.

You don’t want to miss out on the answers to your pressing dyslexia questions... AND you’ll get a notebook with great info from all of the sessions, Q&A at the end of each day and opportunities to ask questions and network.

We've sold out this event for several years in a row, make your plans to attend now!

Here's a look at last year's 2018 Conference to get a feel for what we do.  We hope to see you in Austin in October!

Monday, October 15, 2018

7:30   Registration. Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30  General Session 1: TEA's Strategic Special Education Plan and Dyslexia Child Find, Jose Martín, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

9:45   Break / Announcements and Door Prizes

10:15 General Session 2: A New Dyslexia Handbook? Thoughts on Dyslexia for the Coming Year— Dave Richards, Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

11:30 Lunch on your own

1:00  Concurrent Sessions A (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15)

(A1)   Hot Topics in Dyslexia— Melanie Royal, State Dyslexia Coordinator, ESC X

(A2)  Section 504 and Special Education:  Considerations and Case Studies Regarding Dyslexia Evaluation Referrals, Marci Eisinger, MS, M.Ed., LDT, CALT, CDT, Assistant Director Of Dyslexia and Special Education, Garland ISD.

(A3)  Promoting Partnerships: Best Practice in Dyslexia Evaluations, Lisa Plemons, Education Specialist, M.Ed., ESC XII, Janeia Vorderkunz, Education Specialist, ESC XII.

(A4)  Dysgraphia Assessment, Cherry Lee, M.Ed., LDT, CALT, Section 504 Specialist, Austin ISD.  

2:00   Break

2:15   Sessions A (repeated from 1:00)

3:15   Break

3:30   Q & A Session with Monday speakers

4:00   Adjourn for the day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

7:30  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30  Concurrent Sessions B (75 minutes, repeated at 10:00)

(B1) Print Brain or Digital Brain, Paula Tilker, Dyslexia and Reading Specialist, ESC IX.

(B2) Stronger Together: Common Sense Collaboration for Successful Dyslexia Identification and Programming,  Teresa Ringlein, Coordinator for Special Services, Alief ISD, Elena Santistiban-Hernandez, Special Education Assessment Coordinator, Alief ISD.

(B3) Increasing Spelling Skills through Best Practices, Pat Sekel, Ph.D., CALT, QI, TLDT.

(B4) Effective Dyslexia Services and Approaches in the Classroom, Gabriela Gardner, Dyslexia Specialist, Alief ISD, Mikaela McCusker, Dyslexia Specialist, Alief ISD.

9:45   Break

10:00  Sessions B (repeated from 8:30)

11:15  Hotel Checkout and Lunch on your own

1:00   Concurrent Sessions C (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15)

(C1)  Executive Functions 101, Pat Sekel.

(C2)  Dysgraphia Services, Cherry Lee, Austin ISD.

(C3)  Screening for and Understanding Dyslexia in the Context of HB 1886, Michelle Hilton, Coordinator of Literacy and Special Programs, ESC 17, Michelle Reeves, Dyslexia & Bilingual/ESL Consultant, ESC 8.

2:00   Break

2:15   Sessions C (repeated from 1:00)

3:30   Q & A Session and Final Door Prizes

4:00   Conference Adjourns

17th Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference

October 15-16, 2018