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College Panel 2014

The following is an excerpt from correspondence received from a parent who attended the College Panel held on January 8, 2014:  

"I guess, like many parents who have a child with a specific learning difficulty, we worry about how our child will deal with the demands of university life. Looking to the future for our son was like looking into the unknown.  I came away from the evening having a more informed perspective into what university life might be like for Ben.  The prospect seems exciting and full of opportunity rather than fear of 'what if'?"











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HBIDA Spring Conference

The Word-Savvy Student

Susan Ebbers, Ph.D. Candidate
UC Berkeley
Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Hilton University of Houston
4800 Calhoun
Houston, TX

Register before February 15 for savings on registration.

 Sessions On Math Fluency 

Offered At HBIDA Spring Conference


Chris Woodin has developed innovative, research-based methods for teaching about numbers and learning basic math skills.  Methods will be presented that use minimum language demands and whole-to-part, multimodal strategies to help students express, relate, store, and retrieve information efficiently.  Mr. Woodin is a specialist in the fields of mathematics and learning disabilities.  The three sessions are appropriate for parents and educators of students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.
News from IDA

Dr. Rosemary Tannock, a member of the DSM-5 work group, explains what the changes to the section on specific learning disabilities mean.  Read more.

New research may support the theory that people with dyslexia have strengths in visuospatial domains.  Read more.

House Resolution 456 calls on schools and state and local educational agencies to recognize that dyslexia has significant educational implications that must be addressed. Read more.

IDA works to transform reading instruction to benefit all beginning readers.  Read more.