The development of reading skills is one of the essential goals of early education, yet reading difficulties present potentially serious, often lifelong challenges for at-risk students, especially thos with dyslexia. The symposium, intended for parents, educators, administrators, clinicians, and legislators, brings together three internationally recognized experts.
Dr. Fumiko Hoeft and Dr. Nadine Gaab will share new research on the neurobiological markers for dyslexia and the optimal early screening and diagnostic protocols tha can help educators and parents identify children with dyslexia as soon as possible. Dr. Hoeft will also describe the role of resilience and compensation in mitigating the effects of dyslexia.
Sandra Dillon will address specific intervention methods that can dramatically improve outcomes for those with moderate to severe dyslexia.
DDMD Member Discount: Join DDMD and you are eligibile for a discount. Members can register under the school personnel tab; at check in, let registration know you are a DDMD member.
Honoring Maryland's Own, Dr. Martha Bridge Denckla
Dr. Martha Denckla, Professor Emeritus and Research Scientist, Institute -- Director, Developmental Cognitive Neurology Clinic at Kennedy Krieger, will be honored during the Symposium for her groundbreaking contributions to the field of dyslexia research and diagnosis.
Dyslexia Advocacy Day is Supported by 39 Community Partner Organizations! Register Today & Start Planning your Legislative Visits #saydyslexiaMD
For a child with a Specific Learning Disability such as dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia, a knowledgeable parent working behind the scenes is often key to success in school. At this forum, we will share the knowledge you need to be your child’s best advocate and cheerleader.
This program features experts and informed parents who know the challenges parents face trying to “figure it out.” Just as every learning disability has its unique elements; each family’s journey is also unique. However, there are laws and resources that can help you find your best path forward. This program is built to help illuminate this path with shared knowledge and expertise.
Reading & Dyslexia Policy Solutions: How to Create & Sustain Reading Achievement Through Teacher Training
Please visit our community partners on February 2nd or visit their websites and give them a call. These folks support Decoding Dyslexia Maryland's advocacy for families of students with dyslexia as well as educators who teach students with dyslexia.
Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center (AACRC)
Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC)
Baltimore Lab School
bowman educational services, Inc.
Creative Learning Experiences
D.C. Capital Area Branch, International Dyslexia Association (DCIDA)
Dyslexia Tutoring Program
International Dyslexia Association, Maryland Branch (IDAMD)
Law Office of Brian K. Gruber, P.C.
Learning Disabilities Association of Maryland, Inc. (LDA-MD)
Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers
Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities (MANSEF)
Radcliffe Creek School
Right To Read Maryland
State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (SoMIRAC)
St. Timothy’s School
The Attention Fix Educational Consulting, LLC
The Highlands School
The Legacy School
The Odyssey School
The Siena School
The Summit School
Wye River Upper School
Celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month at the "Dyslexia Family Networking Forum & Movie" 10/22 12:30-4pm