Wednesday, November 18, 2009

12 workshops I wish were at the International Dyslexia Association Conference this year...

Here are the 12 workshops that would serve the attendees - if they happened upon them at this weeks IDA conference.

  1. Statistical relationships in early age bedside home reading and dyslexic student reading later in life.
  2. How to guide to storytelling in the home.  Learning reading through desire.
  3. An interview with a dyslexic lawyer, doctor, teacher, fisherman and fireman.
  4. An open discussion with 3 parents who raised dyslexic children.
  5. The relationship between diet and the brain of your child.
  6. How to get students to care about reading when school has kicked the shit out of them.
  7. Un-schooling the school were no one has a label.
  8. My Waldorf schooled dyslexic child - the good, the bad and the lovely.
  9. An examination of self interest - money and the role it plays in school settings. 
  10. Chinese lessons on dyslexia; using the herbs of the east.
  11. When Dog let's you down.  Discussions on God and dyslexia.
  12. I feel...  How to listen to your teenage Dyslexic. 
I would love to find one of these workshops at the conference.
If you saw one this past week please let me know right a way.  ;-)


Anonymous said...


Wow, welcome to my frustration. First of all, I must share with you I have learned many things with my association (don't count off for my mis-spelling I am dyslexic and I am noticing it's not underlining my mispelled words here!) with IDA. IDA is an organzation that is dedication to the advancement and education of teachers on how to deal with reading issues of dyslexia.

My mission in life is to change the entire dyslexic CLIMATE and not just teachers who may or may not want to change. I want to address the exact needs you are searching for. How do you deal with the dyslexic's emotions, insecurities, the parents frustration, anger with the school systems, the money you talk about.

I am an entrepreneur that struggled thorough high school and college. I was very fortunate to have has a mother that was a teacher that was head of the teachers union to keep me out of LD classes.

I also live gluten free and have done extensive research on the effects of gluten and the effects it has for dyslexic and your brain.

Let me know how I can help. Feel free to look at my company website where you can find me.

Janis Mitchell

Marja said...

Love your list I would attend such a conference for sure Great Blog