Events & Professional Development Opportunities

IDA-NNEA Events & Development Opportunities

This branch’s goals are to increase public awareness of dyslexia, and through our seminars, conferences, and workshops, service individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. The IDA-Northern New England Alliance branch sponsors workshops, conferences, trainings and scheduled community based trainings each year designed to provide information about different aspects of dyslexia.

Upcoming Sessions

14 February 2024 Debunking Neuromyths with Peggy Price

10 April 2024 ~ Accommodations at the Secondary Level with Elaine Miskinis

READ for Parents Sessions

Oct. 14, 2020 – Dyslexia Basics with Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Dec. 9, 2020 – Advocating for Students with Dyslexia in Public Schools with Caryl Patten & Michael Patten

Feb. 10, 2021 – Dyslexia Assessment with Dr. Melissa Farrall

April 14, 2021 – Effective Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia

June 9, 2021 – Homeschooling with Claudia Golda-Dominguez, Marie Thibodeau, & Brittany Lovejoy

August 11, 2021 – Dyslexia Stress – Anxiety Connection – Guest Speaker Noel Foy

October 14, 2021 – Dysgraphia with Melissa Farrall

December 8, 2021 – Spelling with Dr. Louisa Moats

February 9, 2022 – Oral Language & Dyslexia with Tiffany Hogan

April 13, 2022 – On the Waterbed: The Special Needs Child at Home and in the Family with Dr. Rick Lavoie

June 8, 2022 ~Role of Universal Screening in Preventing Reading Failure. “I Screen, You Screen, We all Screen for Student Success” with Jennifer Cyr, CAGS and Heidi Zollman, CAGS

August 10, 2022 ~Structured Literacy with Elaine Holden, Ph.D.

October 12, 2022 – Assistive Technology with Rachel Berger

December 14, 2022 ~ Parents for Reading Justice with Brett Tingley

READ for Parents: The Writing Rope with Joan Sedita

February 8, 2023

The Writing Rope with Joan Sedita

April 12, 2023 ~ Applying Recent Developments in Special Education Case Law to Advocating for and Serving Students with Dyslexia with special guest Amy Phalon

Improving Reading Performance: Exploring the Mississippi Miracle with special guest Dorinne Dorfman

June 7, 2023 ~Improving Reading Performance: Exploring the Mississippi Miracle with Dr. Dorinne Dorfman

READ for Parents: "Can You See Me?" Action Plan: Bringing About Community Change and Improvement with Faith Borkowsky

June 14, 2023 ~ “Can You See Me?” Action Plan: Bringing About Community Change and Improvement with special guest Faith Borkowsky

Phonological Awareness with Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson

August 9, 2023 ~ Phonological Awareness with special guest Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson

October 11, 2023 ~Morphology with Dr. Deb Glaser


  • READ for Parents Webinar Recording
  • Presentation
  • Bio

READ for Parents: Developmental Language Disorder with Shaun Ziegenfusz

December 13, 2023 ~ Developmental Language Disorder with special guest Shaun Ziegenfusz

Debunking Neuromyths with Peggy Price

February 14, 2024 ~ Debunking Neuromyths with special guest Peggy Price

Help IDA-NNEA continue to improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia

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