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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)
The national IDA Web site is: www.interdys.org
tutoring in Columbus OH: Adrienne Edwards 614-579-6021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org