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Call for Workshop Presentation Proposals

Proposal Submission Form
Co-Presenter Info & Acknowledgement Form

AET invites professionals of all backgrounds to submit a proposal for the 40th National Conference of the Association of Educational Therapists to be held in Hoffman Estates, a suburb of Chicago.

This year’s conference will focus on the connection between assessment and intervention, and how supporting consultants can best collaborate with teachers and specialists in the school setting. Proposals that support the complexity of the educational therapist’s role in and out of the classroom are welcomed.

Topics embracing assessment, academic interventions, attentional and behavioral challenges, therapeutic relationships, educational psychology, and other areas relevant to educational therapy are invited. Presentations that support the theme of the conference should also reflect the challenges and complexity of educational therapy. 

Proposal Submission Form
Co-Presenter Info & Acknowledgement Form


 Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois presents

Learning Disabilities Assn of IL 2018 Conference

Saturday, October 27, 2018

University Center of Lake County

1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL 60030

(847) 665-4000

8:30-9:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Eileen Kushner
Overcoming Learning Disabilities: My Story

In school, Eileen was called “lazy” and “dumb.” She always struggled with reading and math. She hoped as a homemaker to avoid exposure of her learning problems. When her growing family needed more income, Eileen went to work at a McDonalds, but was worried about promotion to work on the register because she couldn’t count change. Her husband, Larry, helped her by getting several bills and coins from his job as a bank teller and practicing over and over with Eileen. Eventually, Eileen conquered making change. Come listen to her tell about what else she conquered in her life and how.

9:00-10:00

Diagnosed at age 39 with processing problems and dyslexia, Eileen has many strengths.

Kathy Young, a special education teacher, interviewed Eileen to tell her inspirational life story.

All attendees will receive a copy of Eileen Kushner’s book: Smart on the Inside

Breakout Sessions

Session 1

10:00-11:00

Assistive Technology Devices and Students with Disabilities

Technology is not just for gaming and social media. Assistive technology may ease the challenges that children and teens with learning disabilities face. See what might work for you and yours.

Lynette Strode

Illinois Assistive Technology Program (ITAP)

“You Can't Make Me” Working with Children with Oppositional Defiant Behaviors

Characteristics of students with oppositional defiant behaviors, what may be driving their behavior and the importance of understanding it, and strategies that do and do not work with them.

Beverley Holden Johns, M.S.,

MacMurray College Fellow

What makes a Good Special Education Evaluation?

Tips for parents and educators regarding what components must be include to form a meaningful and accurate diagnosis of a child’s learning and developmental needs.

Dr. Jay Einhorn, Psychological/

Neuropsychological Evaluator

Adults + LD: Hear from Us and Ask Your Questions

Learning disabilities do not go away! They don’t get “cured,” but there are useful strategies. Let us - adults with LD - give you some real-life examples and answer a few of your questions.

Panel of Adults with LD moderated by

Audrey J. Gorman

Session 2

11:00-12:00

Transitioning to the ‘Real’ World; A Road Map for Students with LD

Students with LD often appear to be like their non-disabled peers; they are often overlooked when it comes to post-secondary career and vocational supports.  What is needed? How can it work?

Dr. Kathleen Loftus

LDA IL President

Navigating the

RtI and IEP Maze

Knowing the key terms and processes schools often use to delay or decline evaluation, as well as the special education laws that protect students with disabilities that many parents and educators don’t know.

Steven Glink

Attorney at Law

“Learning Disabilities AND EL

What’s the difference between language difference and learning disability? Students can have both! Find out how to work effectively with children who are EL and have LD as well as students who only fit one category.

Dr. Meg Carroll, Professor

Assistive Technology: Improving Access to Education for Individuals with Barriers to Learning

Learn about the new Chromebook extension programs: “Snap & Read”

and “Co-Reader.”

Representative

Don Johnston Learning Tools

Registration: Register in advance (Additional $10 fee at the door)

Registration Fees: Members: $40, Nonmembers $60, Students $25, Free conference registration for parents: see below

Parent scholarships for membership and conference: Janet Lerner Memorial Membership Scholarships.  Contact the LDA office.

Register online at:  www.ldail.com/

Free parking, Free PD hour Verification, Continental breakfast included

Questions?  Contact LDA of Illinois at:  LDAofIL@ameritech.net  

10101 South Roberts Road, Suite 205Palos Hills, IL 60465   Tel: 708.430.7532


 Geller Educational Resources, Inc. 

3039 Province Circle Mundelein, IL 60060 Phone: 847-821-9609 Email: info@gellereducational.com www.gellereducational.com

May 5, 2018 Hello! Spring has finally arrived and it’s time to let you know about this year’s summer class. We will be offering one fantastic class, Tuesday, July 24th. One of our very own SLANT teachers, Christine Ng, will be joining me in a presentation entitled The Critical Role of Orthographic Mapping in Word Recognition Skills – Why We Need to Re-Examine our Teaching of Phonemic Awareness

Orthographic Mapping is the mental process we use to efficiently store words for instant and effortless retrieval. It is a critical process for fluent reading. We will look closely at David Kilpatrick’s research into what this process is, how it affects overall reading ability and how we can develop it. Through this study we will also learn to assess and teach advanced phonemic awareness skills. These skills can be used during your SLANT lesson or as part of ANY reading program. 

Registration for this class will be open to EVERYONE, so please share this with your friends and colleagues and register EARLY. 

The class will be held at Oakton Community College, Skokie Campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL. Room P104.

 Attending this class gives you an opportunity to earn 6 hours of ISBE CPDUs. If you are using these workshop hours ONLY for SLANT Certificate renewal, do not pay for the official ISBE CPDUs. Instead, you will receive a certificate of attendance. 

If you are planning to attend the class, I urge you to register early by filling out the enclosed registration form. Last year we were at capacity! Registrations will be taken in the order received. Return the attached form to me no later than July 15, along with your check made payable to Geller Educational Resources, Inc. 

I will send a confirmation of your registration. If you are registering through your district, please note: you are not registered unless you receive an email confirmation from us. 

Looking forward to seeing you! 

Marsha Geller 

Keep this information for your records and return the registration page with payment 

We will have a limited number of David Kilpatrick’s Book (Equipped for Reading Success, A Comprehensive, Step by Step Program for Developing Phonemic Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition) available for purchase with your registration and delivered at the workshop. This book is not required, but recommended, for workshop participation. If you are ordering the book through us, we must receive your registration and payment no later than June 22. 

Class: The Critical Role of Orthographic Mapping in Word Recognition Skills: Why We Need to Re-Examine our Teaching of Phonemic Awareness Presenters: Marsha Geller & Christine Ng 

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Time: 9:00 – 3:30 (registration begins at 8:30) 

Location: Oakton Community College, Skokie Campus, 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL. Room P104. 

Fee with Book: $265 (or $245 without CPDU’s) Fee without Book: $220 (or $200 without CPDUs); CPDU’s: 6 hours 

Abstract: Orthographic Mapping is the mental process we use to efficiently store words for instant and effortless retrieval. It is a critical process for fluent reading. We will look closely at what this process is, how it affects overall reading ability and how we can develop it. Through this study we will learn to assess and teach advanced phonemic awareness skills. These skills can be used during your SLANT lesson or as part of ANY reading program. 

Workshop Outline: • Research on highly effective reading intervention programs • Research on how proficient readers efficiently build an extensive sight word repertoire (hint: it’s not based on visual memory or visual skills) • Definition of orthographic mapping • Phonological awareness vs. phonemic proficiency • How to assess a student’s phonemic awareness skills using David Kilpatrick’s PAST screener • How to interpret the PAST results to place students in phonemic awareness levels • How to incorporate Kilpatrick’s Equipped for Reading Success one-minute phonemic awareness activities within the SLANT lesson plan, or any reading lesson, to develop orthographic mapping Speaker’s 

Biographical Information: Christine Ng’s SLANT teaching has been transformed by David Kilpatrick’s writing about recent advances in understanding word-level reading difficulties, the critical role of advanced phonemic awareness skills, and orthographic mapping. Christine has over 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher and reading interventionist at Crow Island School in Winnetka #36. 

Marsha Geller consults with schools to provide professional development in the areas of reading and early literacy, as well as in implementation of RTI practices, and reading assessment. She is the author of the SLANT System® for Structured Language Training, and has over 30 years of experience working with students in both private practice and public schools. Formerly, Marsha was an Assistant Professor in the Special Education Program at National-Louis University in Wheeling, IL, where, for over 25 years, she developed and taught classes in the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities. Marsha is a former president of the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association and a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. 

Register early to guarantee your spot 

Make Checks Payable to: Geller Educational Resources, Inc. 3039 Province Circle Mundelein, IL 60060 Registration must be received by June 22 if you are ordering the book, otherwise by July 15. You will receive an email confirmation. 

Geller Educational Resources 2018 Summer Institute July 24, 2018: The Critical Role of Orthographic Mapping in Word Recognition Skills – Why We Need to Re-Examine our Teaching of Phonemic Awareness 

Payment: 

______$265, includes book, for Orthographic Mapping, July 24 ($245 without CPDUs)

 ______$220 without book, for Orthographic Mapping, July 24 ($200 without CPDUs) 

Payable to: Geller Educational Resources, Inc. 

Please Print Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Home Address: ___________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________ State: Zip: ____________ Home Phone: (_______) _____________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________ Professional Position: _______________________________________________________ Mail this form along with payment to: Geller Educational Resources, Inc. 3039 Province Circle Mundelein, IL 60060 Questions: Email: info@gellereducational.com Call: 847-821-9609 Refund Policy: Refund in full less $25 administrative fee if registration cancelled and received in writing by 7/15/18. No other refunds will be made.

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P.O. Box 22

Northbrook, IL 60065

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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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