Friday, March 11, 2011

Conference on Dyslexia and Related Learning Issues

Next Monday and Tuesday, March 14th and 15th, the 38th Annual Conference of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association will take place in New York City. This conference always attracts a large number of educators, parents, and clinicians and offers sessions to appeal to a wide variety of interests.

This year's program includes a session on Monday by Dr. Paul Yellin, who will be speaking on "Learning Differences in High Achieving Students." This session will focus on Dr. Yellin's experiences working with medical students, college students, and young adults with a variety of learning differences. He will examine case studies which illustrate critical features of learning differences and their impact on academic success and work productivity, and discuss an interdisciplinary approach to assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

On Tuesday, Susan Yellin, Esq., Yellin Center Director of Advocacy and Transition Services will be joined by Christina Bertsch, as they discuss "Life After High School: Keys to College Success" and other issues raised by their book, Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families."

Also on Tuesday, Jo Anne Simon, Esq. will be discussing high stakes standardized tests, such as the SAT, and issues about eligibility for accommodations under the latest revision of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

These are only a few of the 60 plus sessions this conference will offer. If you have some time on Monday or Tuesday (one day registration is available) you might want to join us there!

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