DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders Agenda

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Check-in and CEU Registration 

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

8:45 a.m.-noon 

Etoile DuBard Honorary Lecture

Transforming Education: Balancing
Innovation with Evidence
David Chard, Ph.D., Dean, Annette Caldwell
Simmons School of Education and Human
Development, Southern Methodist University

Literacy development for all children is an important
goal for many nations. While the U.S. has been at
the forefront of literacy research and teaching for
over a century, we are at risk for not achieving the
broad goals of improving literacy outcomes. These
improvements must be propelled by both innovative
ideas in teaching that reflect our knowledge of
children’s development, our emerging knowledge of
neuropsychology, and the science of reading and
writing development. At the same time, we must be
acutely focused on evidence-based instructional
approaches and an approach that all innovation
deserves thoughtful evaluation. A case will be made
for how to bridge innovation and evidence-based
educational approaches to propel literacy outcomes
forward for all learners.
HANDOUT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE.

Noon-1:30 p.m. 

Lunch on Your Own 

 

For sessions with two parts, you must attend
both parts
of session to receive credit. 

1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

iPads Are Changing the Lives of People
with Disabilities
Sharon E. Rouse, Ph.D. and
Joy Hines, Ph.D.

The emerging technology of choice for many parents
and schools are tablets, especially the iPad with
thousands of apps. They cater to almost every facet
of learning, therapy, communication and engagement.
This presentation will provide examples of iPad apps
and the benefits they bring to children with
disabilities.
HANDOUT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE.

Alphabetic Phonics and DuBard
Association Method®: MSL
Methods—
What’s Alike and What’s
Different? (Part 1)

Kay Peterson, M.S., LDT, CALT, QI and
Maureen K. Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CALT, QI

This panel presentation will provide the core elements
of content and instructional principles of all accredited
multisensory structured language programs commonly
used for dyslexia intervention. The commonalities
between Alphabetic Phonics and the DuBard
Association Method® and the features that are unique
to each method will be discussed.
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Puzzled by This Report? How to Piece
Together Your
Student’s Dyslexia
Assessment (Part 1)
Susan Perry, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT and
Renee Renfroe, M.Ed., CALT

Parents and teachers often receive assessment reports
in which their students are diagnosed with dyslexia.
This session will facilitate understanding of these
reports and will highlight skill areas that are important
in the identification of dyslexia. Hands-on exercises will
provide experience in putting together the puzzle of
test scores.
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Kurzweil 3000-firefly: Integrated
Literacy Solution Anytime, Anywhere
(Vendor Presentation)
Missy Tatum, M.S.

Kurzweil 3000-firefly is the newest edition in the
Kurzweil 3000 text-to-speech family. Kurzweil 3000 is
text-to-speech software that can read aloud virtually
any text and is particularly appropriate for students
with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia,
those who require reading intervention, those
struggling with reading comprehension and ELL.
Kurzweil 3000 supports reading, study skills, writing,
test taking and more. The Web license edition of
Kurzweil 3000 includes Kurzweil 3000, firefly
(Web-based text-to-speech tool) and our firefly iPad
app. This session will provide users with an overview
of Kurzweil 3000-firefly and strategies for
implementing it with students with learning differences.
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 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Experience Dyslexia—A Learning Disabilities
Simulation
Marcelle Jones, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT

This presentation is designed to increase awareness
of the difficulties and frustrations that people with
dyslexia encounter daily. Participants experience
learning situations that simulate various
language-related tasks similar to those encountered
in the classroom and workplace.
HANDOUT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE.

Alphabetic Phonics and DuBard Association
Method®: MSL
Methods—What’s Alike and
What’s Different? (Part 2)

Kay Peterson, M.S., LDT, CALT, QI and
Maureen K. Martin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CALT, QI

Puzzled by This Report? How to Piece
Together Your Student’s
Dyslexia
Assessment (Part 2)
Susan Perry, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT and
Renee Renfroe, M.Ed., CALT

Dyslexia Updates in Mississippi
Robin Lemonis, M.S.

This session will provide the statute requirements of
the Dyslexia Therapy Law for public and
special-purpose nonpublic schools. Regulations for
public schools accepting transfer students from other
public schools and the required application process will
be reviewed. The requirements for nonpublic schools
and the scholarship application process will also be
provided.
HANDOUT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE.

 3:45 p.m.

 Adjourn

  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

 

The morning session is divided into two tracks:
Professional Education (PE) and Parent Training (PT).
Afternoon sessions may be appropriate for both
professionals and parents.

8:30-11:45 a.m. 

Keynote Sessions

Spelling, Reading and Writing: Using
Metalinguistic Skills to Enhance Literacy
Performance (PE)

Julie Masterson, Ph.D., Professor,
Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Missouri State University

Knowledge of language and metalinguistics equips
the professional to contribute significantly to
improving students’ literacy skills. This workshop will
begin with a discussion of the foundational skills for
word-level reading and decoding, including
phonologicalawareness, orthographic pattern
knowledge, semantic knowledge, morphological
awareness, and the ability to store mental graphic
representations. We will discuss the research
regarding literacy development in children with
communication disorders. Methods for identifying
children’s spelling errors and determining potential
causal or maintaining factors will be described.
Intervention activities and strategies to support
word-level reading and spelling in school-aged
children will be provided.
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Surviving? No, Thriving: Managing Stress (PT)
Gina Fiorentini-Wright, M.P.H.

This presentation is designed to help parents caring
for children with special needs recognize the stress
response and to mitigate the negative effects that
stress can have upon health, relationships and the
family environment. Ways to cope with stress and
how to avoid unnecessary stress will be discussed.
NO HANDOUT AVAILABLE.

 11:45 a.m-1:15 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

1:15-2:15 p.m. 

Breakout Sessions

Spelling, Reading and Writing: Assessment
Julie Masterson, Ph.D.

This session will build upon the morning’s keynote
and include methods for identifying children’s
spelling errors and determiningpotential causal or
maintaining factors.
SEE KEYNOTE HANDOUT.

Experience Dyslexia—A Learning Disabilities
Simulation
Marcelle Jones, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT

Teaching National Core Standards Using DuBard
Association Method® Structure
Melissa Hannah, M.A., CCC-SLP and
Cindy A. Young, M.S.E., CCC-SLP

The DuBard Association Method® can be utilized to
support and teach national common core standards.
Using this multisensory approach, materials can be
customized for each individual student’s needs in
order to promote reading comprehension, verbal
expression and written expression.
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 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Spelling, Reading and Writing: Intervention
Julie Masterson, Ph.D.

This session will build upon the morning’s keynote
and include intervention activities and strategies to
support word-level reading and spelling in
school-aged children.
SEE KEYNOTE HANDOUT.

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
Pam Dollar, B.S.

During this session, participants will learn what
advocacy means and discover six critical skills to
becoming an effective advocate!  Participants will
be provided with useful tips on how to locate
resources, be organized, communicate effectively,
and resolve disagreements.
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iPads Are Changing the Lives of People with
Disabilities (Repeat session)
Sharon E. Rouse, Ph.D. and
Joy Hines, Ph.D.

 3:30 p.m.

Adjourn