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Designed to bridge the gap in the federal Americans With Disabilities Act funding, this conference will provide dyslexia training and support for rural school districts. In addition to the physical conference held at the Hot Springs Convention Center, many sessions will be streamed live via ArkansasIDEAS.

“Literacy for All: Understanding Dyslexia” will demonstrate strategies for successfully working with students with dyslexia from nationally renowned speakers, as well as Arkansas educators. Confirmed speakers — including Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Dr. Reid Lyon, Dianne Lyon, Dr. Timothy Odegard and Vicki King — will address topics such as dyslexia screening and identification; RTI; using data to guide core instruction; progress monitoring; 504 and SpED; and dyslexia success stories. Panel discussions will also be featured.

Following the sessions, Congressman Bruce Westerman will host a Congressional Dyslexia Forum, which will be open to the public. Conference attendees are encouraged to attend and participate in this important national discussion.

Attendance at the “Dyslexia Conference for Arkansas Schools — Literacy for All: Understanding Dyslexia” is provided by the ADE to Arkansas K-12 public, private and charter school educators free of charge. To register, visit https://bit.ly/ardylexiaconf or contact Vicki King with questions at vickiking@arkansas.gov or 501-682-3213.

In addition to supporting the upcoming conference, ArkansasIDEAS provides a variety of free professional development materials for Arkansas educators, such as:

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To access these materials, log in to ArkansasIDEAS and enter the Course ID. Should you have any questions, call toll-free at 800-488-6689 or email ideas@aetn.org.

“ADE Dyslexia Conference for Arkansas School — Literacy for All: Understanding Dyslexia”


March 7-8, 2016

134 Convention Boulevard, Hot Springs

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Contact Vicki King at vicki.king@arkansas.gov or 501-682-3213