Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

A Classroom Comprehension Program - Session 1

A Classroom Comprehension Program - Session 2

A Classroom Comprehension Program - Session 3

A Classroom Reading Rate Program - Session 1

A Classroom Reading Rate Program - Session 2

A Classroom Reading Rate Program - Session 3

- Accommodations and Modifications
- IDEA and Section 504
- Advocacy

- Learn about types of reading problems
- Learn how to request help from the school (evaluations and intervention)
- Learn about state and federal laws designed to identify and support students with reading and other learning difficulties
- Learn about range of supports and services available

The morning keynote focuses on brain activity research while reading takes place.

Afternoon keynote focuses on the importance of student reading and the long-term results of engaging intellectual experiences that can occur in the classroom.

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Dr. Tim Odegard (MTSU Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies and MTSU Professor) begins the 2016 MTSU Dyslexia Conference with a basic question - “What is Dyslexia?”.

He addresses myths about Dyslexia and cognitive processes of reading.

Overview & Research-based Practices to Support Comprehension

Overview & Research-based Practices to Support Fluency

Dr. Marcia Henry continues from her earlier lecture building from the history and diving into vocabulary research. Giving examples of student work and root word concepts that make language hard, Dr. Henry gets back to basics by exaimining the Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek foundational root words and the prefixes and suffixes established in our vocabulary and how we build words together with meaning.

A discussion on how to develop social and emotional skills for those with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities

Dr. Holt's presentation on RTI

Dr. Carreker guides teachers through common spelling errors and how recognizing the reasoning behind these errors can help guide corrective instruction. Dr. Carreker gives common examples of mixed up phonemics.

Dr. Marcia Henry takes a communication trip reaching from the cave paintings of South Africa, impact of trade routes, Chinese, Greek, Old English, and how the history of language built the structure of English we use today.

- Quick Peek at Reading Development: Why does Structured Literacy instruction make sense?
- Structured Literacy understood through the 5 Ws - Plus the H
- Structured Literacy and the Say Dyslexia Law: How does dyslexia fit within a learning disability?
- Comments, observations, questions
- Panel discussion

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