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
Save the date: October 25th, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Edward Hallowell, M.D.
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
Winter - Spring 2014
June 10-11 (TBD, 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 Vocabulary Routine –
June 12-13 (Marlboro, MA)
This is a program for embedding vocabulary instruction in all content areas, using existing reading and instruction material. The 2-day program combines direct and indirect instruction into a routine of five components: previewing, activities for teaching related words, selection of content words to teach in-depth, using context and word parts, and promoting word consciousness.
For more detailed information and to register, visit www.keystoliteracy.com/workshops-events
THE READING INSTITUTE
Dyslexia, Reading Disorders, and Specific Learning Disabilities (Grades K-12)
August 11, 12, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Presented by Susan Lowell
Assessment of Dyslexia and Reading Disorders (Grades K - 12)
August 13, 14, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Presented by Susan Lowell
For more information and to register, visit www.thereadinginstitute.net
TUFTS SUMMER READING PROGRAM
DATES: July 7 - August 7th, Monday - Thursday, 9am - 1pm
LOCATION: Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts Medford Campus
TO APPLY: Please visit our website at http://ase.tufts.edu/crlr , or contact Melissa Orkin, 617.627.3815 or email@example.com
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The program is designed for struggling readers entering 2nd - 5th grade who will receive small group reading instruction in the Wilson Program, to improve students' decoding and phonics skills, and the RAVE-O Program which focuses on developing fluency and comprehension. Instruction is specially designed to maximize student engagement, persistence and feelings of competence.
LANDMARK COLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTE
Landmark College Summer Institute runs from June 24 - 27 in Putney, VT (less than 20 miles from the MA boarder)
Two notable events are free and open to the public:
Tuesday, June 24 (7:30 pm - 9:00 pm) - Keynote and Book Signing by Thomas G West, Cerebrodiversity: Working from Strengths
Friday, June 27 (i:15 pm - 2:45 pm) - Special Guest Presentation by Dr. Albert Galaburda, From Genes to Reading: What's New on the Horizon and Will it Help Dyslexics?
We also have a pre-conference workshop featuring Dr. Sam Johnston of CAST.org and Dr. Matt Schneps of Harvard-Smithsonian Lab for Astrophysics, and a number of intensive morning strands and afternoon informational sessions.
More information can be found at: www.landmark.edu/institute
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.