to the Massachusetts Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA). The International Dyslexia Association provides a forum where parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia and researchers share their knowledge about a disorder that affects up to 20 percent of the United States population. MABIDA provides parent roundtables, professional education seminars and other resources to increase public awareness and remediation of dyslexia.
Thinking of Becoming a Member of the International Dyslexia Association?
New Rates for Parents and Students!
Just $45 for parents and $25 for students! Become a member today!
MABIDA Annual Dinner
December 6, 2013
The Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA) invites you to attend our 2013 Annual Dinner Meeting on Friday, December 6 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. Cocktails begin at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM and presentations at 8PM.
Featured Dinner Speaker: Dr. Matthew H. Schneps,
Director, Laboratory for Visual Learning, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
"Rethinking Dyslexia in the Age of E-Books"
Alice H. Garside Award Recipient: Dr. Pamela Hook, Professor Emerita, MGH Institute of Health Professions
To register: CLICK HERE!
Everyone is welcome!
Call to Action for Children with Dyslexia- Wrightslaw
In this Action Alert from Wrightslaw you can sign the petition to urge Congress to support a Bill of Rights for Children with Dyslexia. You will also learn how to send an email with your comments about the proposed revision to DSM5 removing Dyslexia.
Please consider signing this petition and in other ways protesting the exclusion of the term "dyslexia" from the new DSM-V.
See below for
MABIDA Board Member in the News!
Read about Kent Sinclair's Adult Professionals With Dyslexia group, in the recent newsletter of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.
If your community would like to learn more about dyslexia, contact us regarding three presentations that MABIDA board members can offer:
- Red Flags for Identifying
- Understanding Dyslexia
- Neuroscience of Dyslexia
Contact Pam Hook at: phook at mghihp.edu
Keys to Literacy: Fall Workshops
Keys to the Core: September 26 (Rowley, MA) & October 29 (Marlborough, MA)
Gain an understanding of the Common Core Literacy Standards and how Keys to Literacy's professional development programs supports them.
The Key Writing Routine: October 2 & October 9 (Taunton, MA)
Participants learn how to combine a student writing routine with a teacher instructional routine to help students learn to write and write to learn. The training is aligned with Common Core Standards that require teachers to embed writing instruction across disciplines with an emphasis on writing from sources. Grades 4-12.
Keys to Argument Writing: October 23 (Taunton, MA)
Professional development focusing on how to teach opinion/argument pieces in content areas. Grades 4-12.
The ANSWER Key Routine for Extended Response: October 10 (Rowley, MA), November 21 (Taunton, MA) & November 25 (Hadley, MA)
Provides training to teach students to write analytically based on the text they are reading. Grades 4-12.
The Key Comprehension Routine - Primary Grades: November 14-15 (Marlborough, MA)
The skills and strategies of The Key Comprehension Routine have been modified to be introduced through oral language, the use of pictures in addition to words, and more age-appropriate application of the strategies.
The Key Comprehension Routine: November 15 & 22 (Marlborough, MA)
Professional development program for embedding comprehension strategy instruction in all content areas, using existing reading and instruction material. Grades 4-12.
For more detailed information and to register, visit keystoliteracy.com/workshops-events
The Reading Institute Fall Workshops
The Key Writing Routine -
Essential Writing Instruction for Content Teachers
September 26, 2013: Writing Foundations
October 30, 2013: Writing to Learn
November 20, 2013: Types of Writing
8:30AM - 3:30PM
Presented by Elissa Arndt, Ph.D.
One graduate credit is available if you attend three days for an additional charge of $50.00
"Tool Box" for Oral Language and Vocabulary Development
in a PreK - Grade Three Alignment Framework
October 21, 2013 - 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Fridays: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturdays: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Presented by Sally Grimes, Ed.M.
Keys to Literacy Planning: Planning for Tiered Instruction
October 29, 2013 - 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Presented by Elissa Arndt, Ph.D
Writing Instruction & Intervention
Using Self-Regulatory Strategy Development for Teaching CCSS
November 4-5, 2013 - 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Presented by Leslie Laud, Ed.D.
Mathematics Instruction and the CCSS
November 15, 2013 - 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Presented by Mahesh Sharma
For more information and to register, visit www.thereadinginstitute.net
Fall Workshops from the HILL
Unleashing the Power of Writing Using Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD)
Learn how to teach the Common Core's 3 major writing genres (narrative, opinion and informative) with this 2-day course which overviews SRSD, the writing model developed by Karen Harris and Steve Graham at Arizona State University. SRSD has been designated by What Works Clearing House as a highly successful research and evidence-based strategy and has had huge success with teachers seeing immediate results after only 14 sessions!
SEPT 23 & 24 - Makepeace Literacy Leadership Center, Carver, MA
JAN 13 & 14 - HILL for Literacy Offices, Woburn, MA
Close Reading and Critical Thinking for the Common Core
Learn strategies for helping students gather evidence, knowledge, and insight from what they read and discuss methods for gradually releasing them towards independence. Participate in an adult-level close reading experience. Learn to write text-dependent questions for both narrative and expository genres, and how to provide entry-points for all children through discourse, visual media, and annotation.
NOV 7 & 8 - HILL for Literacy Offices, Woburn, MA
JAN 8 & 9- HILL for Literacy Offices, Woburn, MA
For more information and to register visit www.HILLforliteracy.org!
Hope Graham Program at The Bancroft School
Bancroft School, an independent day school located in Worcester, MA, with approximately 500 students from 60 communities, seeks a teacher for grade five in the Hope Graham Program (HGP) beginning January 6, 2014.
HGP at Bancroft School is designed to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences. Applicants must have a Master's Degree in Reading, Literacy, and/or Special Education. A strong classroom teaching or tutoring background with experience in developing an individualized curriculum is required.
Knowledge of multi-sensory approaches such as Orton-Gillingham, and other methodologies proven to be successful with LBLD learners as well as a familiarity with neuropsychological evaluations is needed.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to:
Nichole Aubin, Executive Assistant
110 Shore Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
Brain Basis of Reading Ability
The Gabrieli Lab at MIT is conducting a study to investigate the brain basis of reading ability across all levels of competency. The lab is seeking subjects age 4-35 who are native English speakers and read at any level. Subjects must have no non-removable metal in body (i.e., braces), and must not be claustrophobic. Study Information
Dyslexia and Bilingualism
Join Harvard and MIT researchers in their study of language experience and dyslexia! Does your child (ages 6-17) speak more than one language? Students who struggle with reading and those who are typically developing readers are invited to join by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Language and Reading Research Consortium
Educators working with students in pre-K to grade 3 are invited to participate in an academic year-long project in Massachusetts that provides free teacher training and materials to support reading and language comprehension for the class. For more information, email email@example.com
Genes, Reading, and Dyslexia
The Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University is conducting a study of Genes, Reading, and Dyslexia and is seeking healthy children of African-American or Latino-American descent, 10-15 years of age, who have experienced reading difficulties and/or have a diagnosis of dyslexia. Study Information
Early Detection of Developmental Dyslexia
Researchers at the Gaablab at Children’s Hospital in Boston are studying early detection of dyslexia in pre-reading
children from infancy to kindergarten. The main goal is to find the best way to identify children at risk for
developmental dyslexia at a very early age, before reading skills are
even present. Participants 3 to 12 months of age and 4 to 6 years of age with or
without a family history of dyslexia are being recruited. If you and your child are
interested in learning more, visit http://www.childrenshospital.org/research/gaablab.