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's Annual Conference
REACHING ALL READERS 2014
October 25th, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Edward Hallowell, M.D.
Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
Click here for Conference Brochure.
Click here to register for the Conference.
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Are you or your organization interested in sponsoring our conference?
If so, please contact: jac765 at mail dot harvard dot edu
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 WORKSHOPS
The Key Comprehension Routine –
Professional development program for embedding comprehension strategy instruction in all content areas, using existing reading and instruction material.
November 18-19, 2014 – Marlborough, MA
March 10-11, 2015 – Taunton, MA
The Key Comprehension Routine –
Primary Grades K-3
This version of The Key Comprehension Routine has been adapted for use in grades K-3. The skills and strategies of the 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.
October 15-16, 2014 – Taunton, MA
June 4-5, 2015 – Rowley, MA
Keys to Close Reading –
The Common Core Literacy Standards emphasize the use of challenging text at all grade levels. This one-day professional development shows participants how to plan and conduct a close reading lesson.
October 28, 2014 – Marlborough, MA
January 28, 2015 – Rowley, MA
Keys to Content Writing –
Two-day program focuses on how to teach students to write in all subject areas. Participants learn best practices to address the writing requirements of the Common Core Standards.
November 13-14, 2014 – Marlborough, MA
February 10-11, 2015 – Taunton, MA
March 4-5, 2015 – Rowley, MA
THE READING INSTITUTE
September 26, 2014
Expanding Speaking and Listening Skills via Reading and Writing Activities in Middle and High School
Presented by Anne Whitney, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
October 3, 2014
A “Tool Box” for Oral Language and Vocabulary Development For English Language Learners and “Low Level Language Learners” in the General Education Setting (Prek-3)
Presented by Sally Grimes, Ed.M. and
Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., M.P.H.
For more information and to register, visit www.thereadinginstitute.net
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 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.