2019 IDA-GA Dimensions of Dyslexia Annual Conference

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 Illuminating Literacy:

Solutions for ALL

What: 2019 Dimension of Dyslexia Annual Conference

Where: Wheeler High School, 375 Holt Road, Marietta, GA

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Who: Educators, Researchers, Physicians, Psychologists, Tutors, Speech-language Pathologists, Administrators, Parents, Persons with Dyslexia, Advocates

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Deadline: February 22, 2019

CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS! Deadline: December 31, 2018

IDA-GA’s Leadership in Literacy Award recognizes a school administrator who has shown leadership in developing literacy in his/her school or school system within the state of Georgia. The administrator should have demonstrated outstanding leadership through the development of effective reading and/or special education programs, the support of excellent teacher training and professional development that has led to significant gains in student reading achievement, and/or the engagement of parents in school/home cooperative ventures to support literacy.

IDA-GA’s Service Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited dedicated service in pursuing IDA-GA’s mission within the state of Georgia. The individual should have demonstrated outstanding dedication to increasing public awareness of dyslexia.


Julie A. Washington, Ph.D. will speak on “The Role of Dialect in Reading Acquisition.”

Dr. Julie Washington is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education and Communication Disorders in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. She is also Director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program. Dr. Washington is an affiliate faculty of Georgia State University’s Center for Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy Currently, Dr. Washington’s research is focused on understanding the role of cultural dialect in the identification of Learning Disabilities in school-aged African American children and on disentangling the relationship between language production and comprehension on development of reading skills for children growing up in poverty. Dr. Washington’s research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.


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