Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Saint Joseph's University, Maguire Campus 
Parking: Hawks Landing Garage
2461 N. 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Diane Reott

Pa Branch of the International Dyslexia Association 


PBIDA's 40th Annual Fall Conference on Reading, Literacy & Learning Disabilities

October 20, 2018

NEW Pittsburgh Area Simulcast at Allegheny IU


Registration is now open for PBIDA's  40th Annual Conference on Reading, Literacy & Learning Disabilities. We have the great pleasure of hosting

Maryanne Wolf

for her first U.S. presentation following the release of her new book:

Reader, Come Home - The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Dr. Wolf will describe the reading brain's neurological circuitry and plasticity and what this tells us about reading development and reading instruction. She will talk about interventions for struggling readers and students with dyslexia and will discuss the importance of deep reading processes and the reading brain in a digital world. 


Registration, breakfast and exhibitor tables will begin at 7:45 a.m. in Merion Hall.  Following Dr. Wolf's morning presentation,  there will be a 45-minute coffee break and a second opportunity to view exhibitor tables.  At the conclusion of the presentation, Dr. Wolf will be signing books available for purchase in the Foley Center.  


Maryanne Wolf, the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, was the director of the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research.  She currently directs the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA, and is working with the Dyslexia Center at the UCSF Medical School and with Curious Learning: A Global Literacy Initiative, which she co-founded. She is the recipient of multiple research and teaching honors, including the highest awards by the International Dyslexia Association and the Australian Learning Disabilities Association. She is the author of Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (Harper), Proust and the Squid (Harper), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (Oxford University Press), and more than 160 scientific publications. 



CEU hours – Act 48 and CERI at no charge and APA and ASHA credits available

This course is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Information for APA and ASHA and Disclosures may be found 

This program is co-sponsored by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists and the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. The Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education for psychologists.  The Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program provides 3 Hours of CE credits for Psychologists





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