When: February 3, 2020 Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm.
Dyslexia is an issue that demands our attention.
IDA Central Ohio's
first-ever Ohio Summit on Dyslexia will serve to:
and energize people about the issue of dyslexia
- Support the development and work of parents and
- Foster and advocate for strategies for serving
all of Ohio's children, especially those with dyslexia
Who should attend?
- Teachers, Tutors, Literacy specialists, ESL
coordinators, Chief Academic Officers + more
- Superintendents, School Board members,
- Language and special education professionals,
Advocates, Psychologists, Pediatricians
- Parents and Community-Based Professionals
- Policy Makers, Legislators and Other Elected
- Anyone Who Wants to Serve Children with
Dr. Nadine Gaab - Associate
Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard
Typical and Atypical Reading Brain: How a Neurobiological Framework of
Language and Reading Development Can Inform Clinical and Educational
Dr. Nadine Gaab is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at
the Boston Children'sHospital, which is part of Harvard Medical School,
and is a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of
Education. Dr. Gaab is the principal investigator for research
conducted within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston
Children's Hospital, where she and her colleagues focus on the brain
correlates of reading development in typical and atypical children, as
well as possible pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in preschoolers
and infants. Dr. Gaab uses fMRI and behavioral measures in her studies
of the brain in these focal areas of research.
Emily Hanford - Senior Producer
and Correspondent for American Public Media; creator of Hard Words: Why
Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read
Discovering the Science of Reading: A Journalist Shares
What She Has Learned from Three Years of Reporting on Early Reading
Emily Hanford is a senior producer and correspondent for
APM Reports, the documentary and investigative journalism group at
American Public Media. She sent shockwaves across the US and around the
globe when her September 2018 podcast and article, Hard Words: Why
Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read? brought mainstream media attention to
the importance of teacher knowledge about the science of reading. More
recently, she produced a podcast and article about how children across
the US are being taught the habits of struggling readers (At a Loss for
Words). In this talk, Emily will tell the story of how she became
interested in reading research after more than a decade of reporting on
education mostly at the secondary and post-secondary levels. It's clear
there are no silver bullets in education, but Emily has become
convinced that improving early reading instruction is the closest we've
They did it, so can you! - Premiere of the School District
Roadmap for Dyslexia Identification, Training and Intervention
IDA Central Ohio and several outstanding Ohio school
districts collaborated to create the District Roadmap for Dyslexia
Identification, Training and Intervention. District representatives
will debut this new Roadmap which identifies policies and practices
supporting children with dyslexia.
- Holly Robbertz, District Dyslexia Specialist,
Olentangy Local School District
- Steve Griffin,
M.A. CCC/SLP, Literacy Director, Marysville Schools
- Andrea Rowson,
Instructional Leader, Upper Arlington City Schools
- Kelly Holbrook,
Assistant Superintendent, Heath City Schools
- Sue Wieging, Director
of Special Education, Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
- Kristina Hulse,
Director of Special Education, Pickerington Local School District
I need an answer now! - Parents' Role in Achieving
Literacy Success for ALL Children
- How can I support my child who shows signs?
- What are the steps to advocate for my child?
- What questions should I
pose to my child's teacher or school?
- What type of instruction do they need?
- What type of reading tutor should I get for my
- What should I do if my child continues to
Join this interactive session with a diverse group of
panelists to explore these questions and receive support and guidance.
You are not alone! Together, we are stronger!
- Sara Hallerman, Senior Director for
Professional Learning, EdLeader21, and member of the Dublin
Dyslexia Parent Network
- Brett Tingley, President of Upper Arlington
Kids Identified with Dyslexia (UA-KID) and Founder of Ohio
Kids Identified with Dyslexia (OH-KID)
- Martha Orbovich, Professional Parent Advocate,
Kids First Parent Advocacy
- Dr. Maria Goldman, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
It Can Be Done! How One School of Education Embraced the
Science and Redefined Their Teaching of Reading
This presentation describes the journey of a School of
Education that transformed their reading coursework to systematically
teach the Science of Reading across ALL programs. The session will
describe this journey and will outline the key actions that led to this
transformation. Key points that will be discussed include: gaining
administrative support, getting all faculty on board, the role of K-12
schools, and creating the new curriculum (including Orton Gillingham
practicums). Additionally, faculty involvement on a new state-level
task force to implement the science of reading in higher education will
- Dr. Amy Murdoch, Graduate Chair- School of
Education; Associate Professor, Reading Science Program
Director, Mount St. Joseph University
- Dr. Beth Corbo, Assistant Professor, Mount St.
- Dr. Laura Saylor, Dean of Education and
Assistant Professor, School of Education, Mount St. Joseph
The First Annual IDA Central Ohio Awards!