+ Central Ohio IDA Annual Conference Was March 1, 2008

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Marcia Henry was the Keynote speaker at the Annual Spring Conference of the Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (COBIDA). 

This conference was useful for parents, teachers, administrators, college students, dyslexic adults and anyone who is interested in dyslexia and its ramifications.

  • Saturday March 1, 2008
  • 9am to 3:30pm
  • UALC – The Church at Mill Run 3500 Mill Run Drive Hilliard OH 

Dr. Marcia Henry has 47 years experience in the field of reading and dyslexia, working as a teacher, diagnostician, tutor, and professor.  She is a past president of the International Dyslexia Association and former director of the Center for Educational Research on Dyslexia at San Jose University.

She is a frequent speaker at conferences, and writes for and serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals.  She provides professional development seminars on teaching reading and language arts, and consults with school districts and states on informed reading instruction.

In 2000, the IDA awarded Dr. Henry the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Afternoon breakout sessions included:

  • Layers of Language: Frameworks for Decoding, Spelling & Vocabulary Instruction (Dr. Marcia Henry)
  • What Do You Mean Multisensory Structured Language [MSL]: a demonstration of a Basic Orton-Gillingham [MSL] Lesson (Jean Colner, C/AOGPE, AALT; Ann Krimm, C/AOGPE; tutor Alida Sfalcin MEd)
  • Assessment of Learning Disabilities: Reading Between the Numbers (Steven Guy, PhD, Child Neuropsychologist, Private Practice)
  • Gene Environment Effects on Early Reading: Implications for Response to Intervention (Stephen A Petrill, PhD, Professor, Department of HDGFS, Ohio State University)
  • Spelling for Kids Who Can’t Spell and Won’t Write: (Randi Saulter, MS, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Designer & Author

For more information about COBIDA or upcoming events visit www.cobida.org or email COBIDA at helpline@cobida.org.  

The national IDA Web site is: www.interdys.org  

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021  or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com


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