2023 DTI Dyslexia Advocacy Conference

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Dyslexia Training Institute Participants Only

This is a virtual conference in which there will be 14 presentations. Conference registrants will have 24-hour access to all pre-recorded workshops/presentations for the entire duration of the conference. After viewing each workshop, registrants will be able to post their questions on the workshop’s discussion board and questions will be addressed by the experts. Conference topics include: Self-Advocacy, Applying the law to advocate for a student with dyslexia, Qualitative Data for IEP, Creating Effective Intervention Plans, Influencing State Level Change, Reading Brain and Scientific Theory, Black Literacy Matters, Assistive Technology, Dyslexia For a Day Simulation, Parent Panel, Preparing for and Pursuing Legal Action: FAPE, and IEP Goals.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for. Teachers in the public and private schools (general education, special education, reading specialists), administrators, psychologists, private practitioners (academic language therapists, tutors, speech and language pathologist), parents, and lifetime scholars.

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What You Will Learn

  • Be provided information on IDEA, IEPs, 504’s and other advocacy topics that relate to students with dyslexia
  • Gain insight about tools to help students to develop strong self-advocacy skills
  • Learn about case law that applies to students with dyslexia
  • Learn about topics such as: standard scores, bell curve, percentiles, and benchmarks and how this qualitative data can help with advocating for students with dyslexia
  • Be provided with information on creating effective intervention plans based on test scores and patterns
  • Be provided insight on what you can do at the state level to help with change and awareness of dyslexia
  • Be provided information about advocacy terminology, appropriate IEP language to strengthen services & goals, and assistive technology
  • Gain insight into the disunity of reading instruction and FAPE for children of color with dyslexia and/or learning disabilities and how educators can help change this
  • Be provided insight into what struggling readers and writers go through on a day-to-day basis by completing a simulation (Dyslexia for a Day).


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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