Ohio Valley Branch
of the
International Dyslexia Association

Fall Conference 2013



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October 5, 2013 


Mayerson Jewish Community Center 
8485 Ridge Road 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Critical Comprehension: 
Reading Between, Among 
and Beyond the Lines

Presented by: 
Suzanne Carreker

Meet Keynote Speaker:
Suzanne Carreker earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Qualified Instructor. A past president of The Houston Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and current vice president of the national IDA board, Dr. Carreker is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has authored numerous journal articles, textbook chapters, and systematic literacy curricula. Dr. Carreker was the 2009 recipient of the Nancy LaFevers Community Service Award. She has been at Neuhaus Education Center since 1987 and currently serves as vice president of programs.

Conference Description:

Critical Comprehension:

Reading Between, Among, and Beyond the Lines

Students may experience difficulties with reading comprehension because of inadequate oral language and vocabulary, insufficient world knowledge, inability to integrate information, poor working memory, lack of sensitivity to causal structures, or inability to identify semantic relationships. This workshop will present evidence-based strategies and activities that help readers increase their vocabulary and metacognitive skills and read with deep comprehension. The importance of text complexity will also be presented.  


Conference Agenda: 
8:30 a.m.  A Comprehensive Literacy Approach 
10:15 a.m The Importance of Text Complexity 
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Lunch will be provided.) 
1:00 p.m. Metacognitive Strategies for Narrative and Expository Text 
2:45 p.m. A Quick Look at Close Reading 

Registration Information:
$75 for OVB/IDA Member
$50 for Student Member
$110 for Nonmember
$50 for Student Nonmember

Click HERE to download Registration Form
Please download, print, and complete the form. Send it and full conference payment to:

Beth Tracy-Kaliski
7864 Euclid Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45243

*Only one entrant per registration form.
*Registration must be accompanied by payment: cash, checks, or PO's only. No credit cards accepted.
*A Certificate of Attendance (6 Contact Hours) will be awarded at the conclusion of the conference.
*Conference confirmations will NOT be sent.

If you have questions about the conference, please contact Barb Kelley at barb.kelley@mac.com.

*For registrations postmarked after
September 21, 2013,
there will be
an additional $15 fee added.

Conference Location:

Mayerson Jewish Community Center
8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45236


From I-71:
Take Exit 14 to Ronald Reagan Hwy/OH 126 West
Take Ridge Road Exit
Turn Left onto Ridge Road
Community Center on the Right

From I-75:
Take Exit 10 to Ronald Reagan Hwy/OH 126 East
Take Ridge Road Exit
Turn Right onto Ridge Road
Community Center on the Right

Mayerson JCC provides a variety of activities and programs
for children, youth, families and adults. Includes event calendar, program overview and contact details.

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