This year’s conference has a number of special events and sessions for families:
New this year! IDA is offering a Children’s Workshop, “Tricks & Treats,” for kids ages 5–11 of parents registered to attend the conference. From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015, children will enjoy an award winning show with comedy, magic, juggling, and mind reading by Mike Bliss. The program also includes a special talk with Will Marsh, IDA’s 2015 Remy Johnston Certificate of Merit Recipient, about his experiences with dyslexia. Click here for more information and to register for this event.
Other highlights include:
Small Group Discussions with Experts and other Parents at the Parent Roundtables from 4–6 p.m. on Friday. Representatives from Decoding Dyslexia, the Dallas Branch, and the IDA home office will also be on hand to answer questions.
A night at the movies at 7 p.m., Friday—popcorn included! Captivating educator Diana King shares a lifetime of knowledge as she effortlessly instructs three students, ages 5–15, at her charming country home in Connecticut, making manifest the importance of early intervention, motor memory, and teacher engagement. This film, One by One: The Teachings of Diana King, directed by Harvey Hubbell V, also features Charles Haynes and Louisa Moats. Click here to see the trailer! To learn more about the movie, sign up here.
Friday and Saturday sessions on topics of particular interest to families, for example, the importance of handwriting instruction, preparing for college, and assistive technology. Click here for more details, including session descriptions.
Keynote Address on Saturday morning. Dr. Louisa Moats will answer your most frequently asked questions during her address “Let’s Engage the Dyslexia Debates: What’s Fact and What’s Not?
Youth Art Gallery with the work of talented artists who have donated their time and creativity.