NSA 2014: Red, White, Blue, & You!"
Come celebrate the freedom to say what you want and let your speech ring proudly in the nation's capital as the National Stuttering Association hosts four days of powerful workshops, unlimited inspiration, and stuttering pride. Our conference is July 2-6, 2014, at the Renaissance Gallery Place, in Washington, DC. For more information please visit our web site at www.westutter.org.
September 18-19, 2013 I Southern Miss Thad Cochran Center
Get the latest information about the complicated written language disorder of dyslexia, learn educational strategies to benefit your students, and network with other professionals, service providers and parents.
Transforming Education: Balancing Innovation with Evidence
Dr. David Chard
Dean of 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. A case will be made for how to bridge innovation and evidence-based educational approaches to propel literacy outcomes forward for all learners.
Spelling, reading, and writing: Using metalinguistic skills to enhance literacy performance
Dr. Julie Masterson
Professor of 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 phonological awareness, 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.
In addition to the two keynote speakers, multiple breakout sessions – including a parent track and professional track – allow participants to tailor this symposium to meet their educational needs. View full agenda
Fall Institute 2013