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2016 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference

Many thanks to our attendees and sponsors of IDA Georgia’s 2016 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference held February 20, 2016 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

This one-day dyslexia conference included a wide-range of topics including research, assistive technology, vocabulary, working memory and literacy. We would also like to thank our inspiring keynote speakers Travis Allen and David Flink.

Allen is president and founder of the iSchool Initiative and winner of the 2015 Georgia Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He is quickly becoming one of the more influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.

Flink, who is dyslexic, is the founder of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for different thinkers designed to show kids with learning differences and/or ADHD how to be their best advocates, embrace and capitalize on their unique ways of looking at the world.

For information about 2016 keynote speakers, breakout sessions, agenda, and fees: Click here to download the 2016 Conference Brochure.

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Travis Allen and David Flink

Congratulations to our award winners!

Jennifer Topple, recipient of the 2015 Service Award, Rahil Kamath, recipient of the 2015 Destiny Initiative Award, and Sucheta Kamath, IDA Georgia Board of Directors Corresponding Secretary

Jennifer Rhett, recipient of the 2015 Leadership in Literacy Award

Thanks to our 2016 Session Speakers for sharing their documents:
Susan McCarthy Furman
Guiding the Transition from High School to College
Download Speaker Handout

Jennifer W. Greene
Identifying and Prioritizing Academic Vocabulary
Download Academic Vocabulary
Download Academic Word List
Download GSL 1000
Download GSL 2000
Download RANGE Instructions

Carolyn P. Phillips
Exploring AT Strategies and Solutions for LD
Download 2016 IDA LD and AT – Forsyth County

Frank Sapp
Free Software Tools for Struggling Learners
Download Tools For Struggling Students

Jennifer Topple & Kim Papastavridis
How Low Can You Go? Using Assistive Technology for Reading Comprehension in the Elementary Grades
Download How Low Can You Go?

2015 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference

Thanks to Henry Winkler, our generous sponsors and talented and hard-working volunteers for a wonderful event February 7, 2015 at the IDA Georgia Dimensions of Dyslexia Symposium Henry Winkler’s Personal Dyslexia Journey – Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.

The International Dyslexia Association – Georgia Branch hosted a unique symposium as part of their annual Dimensions of Dyslexia series at Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts featuring actor, director, producer and best-selling author Henry Winkler.

Winkler, who is dyslexic, gained fame as the Fonz on “Happy Days,” and is known in recent years for recurring roles on “Arrested Development,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Royal Pains.” Henry has new Hank Zipzer books in his series for children, which further chronicle Hank’s adventures. With wisdom and humor, Winkler will discuss his children’s books and his own challenges with dyslexia.

Following Mr. Winkler’s discussion, a panel of experts discussed navigating resources and uncovering strategies for dyslexic students and adults.

winkler_henry“I was told I was lazy. I was told I was stupid. But what I learned is that how you learn has nothing to do with how brilliant you are. A learning challenge does not have to stop you from meeting your dream. You cannot give in to your fear. If I can live my dream , then there’s no reason why you can’t also.”

– Henry Winkler






2015 IDA Southern Regional Conference

The IDA Southern Regional Conference brought to you by the Southern IDA Branches: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee

April 17-18, 2015 in Brentwood, Tennessee (just a little over 10 miles from Nashville). We devoted one or two days to learning from experts in the field.


Elephant in the Room: What We Overlook Regarding Dyslexia
Nancy Mather, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education, Department of Disability Psychoeducational Studies
University of Arizona, Tucson

Lessons from an Evolving Reading Brain for Dyslexia, Intervention, and Global Literacy
Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D.
Director, Center for Reading Language Research and Professor of Child Development
Tufts University, Medford, MA

A New Look at Learning Disabilities
G. Emerson Dickman, III, Esq.
Past President of the International Dyslexia Association and Attorney, Law Offices of G. Emerson Dickman, III
Maywood, NJ

2014 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference

“Thanks to our generous sponsors and attendees of the 24th Annual IDA Georgia Dimensions…” 

Thanks to our generous sponsors and attendees of the 24th Annual IDA Georgia Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Ravinia Crown Plaza in Atlanta. The one-day dyslexia conference covering research, response to intervention, vocabulary, working memory and literacy brought together a diverse audience including educators, researchers, physicians, psychologists, tutors, speech and language pathologists, administrators, parents, dyslexic individuals and advocates. Over 320 were in attendance for keynote speakers, Eric Tridas, President of the International Dyslexia Association and Amanda Kyle Williams, Atlanta-based author of the Keye Street crime novel series as well as the numerous, informative breakout sessions.

View all conference photos here.


2013 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference

2013-dimensions-of-dyslexiaThanks to everyone who attended the 23rd Annual Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference and to our extraordinary sponsors.

The International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch’s 23rd Annual Dimensions of Dyslexia and 1st Southern Regional Conference was held Friday, February 1, 2013 and Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. Participating Branches: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Advocacy – Rachel Barron
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State Education Rules & Selected Procedures
Download Advocating for your child with a learning difference
Download FAPE – 160-4-7-.02
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Download Procedures for Writing 504 Plans
Download Special Education Eligibility
Download Student Support Team
Download Evaluations & Re-evaluations 160-4-7-.04



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