Examiner February 2014

the eXaminer – February 2014

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In This Issue
Welcome to Dr. Dave’s AT Lab!
Check out IDA Branch Events Around the Nation
Spotlight on IDA Recognized Programs: St. Joseph’s University
Save the Date – 65th Annual IDA Conference!
Interview: IDA Past President Gordon Sherman

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February 2014

Welcome to Dr. Dave’s AT Lab!


Shh! We don’t want anyone to hear us. Why don’t you come a bit closer into my AT Lab so I can let you in on a big secret about assistive technology (AT)? Can you hear me? Ok, here it is- assistive technology is all around us! I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you’ve used AT yourself today. Read More.

Check out IDA Branch Events Around the Nation


With spring approaching, several IDA branches are holding their Annual Conferences. Keep in mind that many branches offer registration discounts to IDA members. To find out if there is an event near you, click the following link.  Read More.

Spotlight on IDA Recognized Programs: St. Joseph’s University


The International Dyslexia Association reviews and recognizes university and college teacher

training programs that meet IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. This document guides endorsement of programs that prepare teachers of reading and/or programs that specialize in preparing teachers to work with students who have reading difficulties and disabilities. This month, The Examiner is pleased to profile the Department of Special Education Graduate Program, M.Ed. at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Click here to see all the programs IDA has recognized thus far. Read More.

Save the Date – 65th Annual IDA Conference! 


Save the date for the IDA Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference! The 65th Annual Conference for Professionals and the 3rd Annual Conference for Families will be held in San Diego, California on November 12-15, 2014. Stay tuned, as information becomes available it will be posted on the Conference Homepage! Read More.

Interview: IDA Past President Gordon Sherman 


IDA’s Historical Archives Committee took on the task of videotaping interviews of all the previous IDA Presidents who are still alive. A previous Vice-president, Louisa Moats, was also interviewed.  The interviews were carried out at the 2012 Annual Conference in Baltimore. Members of the committee conducted the interviews. They are Wilson Anderson, Karen Dakin, Marcia Henry, Amy Lawrence, Martha Renner, and Mark Westervelt. Mark provided the technical support for the videotaping. The videos, starting with Drake Duane, MD., appear in The Examiner. This month we have Georgette Dickman interviewing Gordon Sherman, Ph.D. Thank you to all who made these videos, so rich in IDA history, as well as rich in the history of the field of dyslexia, possible. Click Here to view Dr. Sherman’s interview.  Click Here to view the Past-Presidents Video Library. 

Examiner Editor: Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D., Learning Specialist, Clinical Professor, University California San Francisco and Past IDA National Board Member
Examiner Social Media Editor/Strategist: Carolyn D. Cowen, M.Ed., Founding Board Member, Literate Nation
Examiner Managing Editor: Kristen L. Penczek, M.A., IDA Interim Executive Director

Examiner Assistant Managing Editor: Lauren Ritchie, IDA Conference Coordinator 


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The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is pleased to present a forum for information to 
benefit its constituents. It is IDA’s policy to not recommend or endorse any specific program,

product, institution, company, or instructional material, noting that there are a number of such
that present the critical components of instruction as defined by 

IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Any program, product, institution, company, 
or instructional material carrying the IDA Recognized seal meets the IDA Standards.  

Opinions expressed in Examiner articles and/or via links do not necessarily reflect those of IDA.


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