IDALA Current Events
HOMEWORK HELP! Tips and Strategies for Parents
Join us for a discussion about homework: how parents can help their students get organized, develop good study habits, and independently finish their assignments. Sarae Shenkin, Board Certified Educational Therapist, and former head of Westmark School, will be our speaker.
Location details will be provided upon rsvp.
When: Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. - noon
Topic: A clinical trial to improve homework performance among children with ADHD
Location: West Valley
Exact address will be given with RSVP.
We welcome educators, parents, and interested adults. Our discussions include the sharing of practical and personal experiences and responses that relate to the research topic.
The article will be emailed to those who RSVP along with the specific location.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4pm
Celebrate the Creative Mind as We Honor HENRY WINKLER
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION, LOS ANGELES BRANCH AND THE GREAT MINDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
TICKETS ARE $100
ALEXIS AND JASON SCHUTZER
LAUREN SANCHEZ WHITESELL, IMPERATIVE/PURSUIT
ANTHEM FOUNDATION AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COURTESY OF JOE AND JESSICA GREENBERG,
JOAN AND DAVID HILL
LAUREN AND ANTON SCHIFF
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BEVERLY HILLS
ALISON POLLEY CHIU, ESQ AND STAN CHIU AIA, BONNIE AND RICHARD COOK,
PENNY AND TRAVIS HANSEN, MELISSA AND SCOTT KLEIN, NIKKI AND DAVE LEBOW,
ELIZABETH AND JASON SUGARMAN
WENDY SCHALL AND JANE LORD, CO-CHAIRS
ALISON POLLEY CHIU, CAROL GORDON, NIKKI LEBOW, ELIZABETH LUTSKY,
JULIA MURPHY, MARIANNE NELSON, ZOE WINKLER REINIS, ALEXIS SCHUTZER
Can’t attend, but still want to donate to the Great Minds Scholarship Fund
JOIN US AS THE DODGERS TEAM UP WITH IDA-LA TO BRING YOU DYSLEXIA NIGHT AT DODGER STADIUM!
TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS (19 or less) VISIT:
Click the flyer for active links and information.
Show your support for our Los Angeles dyslexia community and wear your IDA-LA t-shirt to Dyslexia Night at Dodger Stadium.
Wilson is a multi-sensory decoding and spelling program based on the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach and can be used in both classroom and clinical settings.
Wilson Reading System Introductory Workshop
June 28-30, 2016
9:00am-3:30pm, Sherman Oaks, CA
Join us for this three day workshop which provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course is delivered over three consecutive days and examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.
15433 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Join us on Thursday, May 5, 2016
Parent Support Group
For Parents of Children with Dyslexia
and Other Language Based Learning Differences
The Corner Pieces of the IEP Puzzle
Michelle Becker will lead the discussion on helping parents read, interpret and apply educational assessment scores to develop appropriate IEP's for their student.
A La Canada-Flintridge home
Address to be given when you RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
No charge to attend.
It is time to Examine the Research!
WHAT: A study group lead by members of the IDALA Study Group Committee
WHO: Parents and Professionals
WHEN: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10am-12pm
WHERE: Toluca Lake - specific location sent to those who RSVP
The Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter Edition 2016 highlights the current research that uses brain-based measures for providing insights into the etiology of dyslexia and the changes in the brain following intervention. Researchers have recently been able to study brainwaves in infants to determine auditory processing responses and the correlation to later linguistic skills and cognitive process of reading acquisition. We will discuss the longitudinal studies by April Benasich ("Early Screening and Intervention of Infants at High Risk for Developmental Language Disorders" on pages 24 - 29) and Molfese and colleagues ("Identifying Early Literacy Practices That Impact Brain Processing and Behavior" on pages 19 - 23).
Featuring Dr. Nancy Mather
The International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch, would like to invite you to participate in our 4th annual conference on March 5, 2016 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at UCLA. The day will include opportunities for various breakout sessions lead by experts in the fields related to learning differences. We expect the conference to bring together over 200 parents, teachers and other professionals all interested in learning more about dyslexia and related learning issues.
We are thrilled to present Dr. Nancy Mather as our 2016 Keynote Speaker and we are in the process of securing our breakout session speakers. We know that the event will be a wonderful learning experience for all attendees.
Groups, please use this to mail in registration
Join us to discuss the research findings on vision efficiency interventions and reading disability. We will also discuss how to approach controversial theories with the students and parents you work with.
Location: Will be sent to you via email after submitting RSVP
For Parents of Children with Dyslexia and Other
Language Based Learning Differences
Looking in the Rearview Mirror: Perspective from Two Adults with Dyslexia
A La Canada-Flintridge home
Address to be given when you RSVP below
No charge to attend.
Saturday, October 17
Vocabulary learning is a critical element in the development of literacy skills, and the gap in vocabulary knowledge is one of the the greatest challenges struggling learners face. The Summer 2015 edition of Perspectives on Language and Literacy: "Vocabulary Research Meets the Classroom" includes an excellent collection of articles tackling the scope of this important topic, ranging from investigations of what vocabulary is necessary at different age levels to addressing the current trends and best practices for effective vocabulary instruction and assessment. Join us for a discussion about how to apply the information and findings in these articles to supporting and instructing our students in the area of vocabulary.
It is time to examine the research!
WHAT: Examine the Research: A Study Group
WHO: Parents and Professionals
WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10am-12pm
THE TOPIC TBD
This group is open to all IDALA members and non-members; however, membership is encouraged! A member of our study group committee will be presenting the article and leading the discussion. The article will be disseminated about one week before our meeting, to those who RSVP, along with the specific study group location.
The International Dyslexia Association Los Angeles Chapter, IDALA, is excited to offer a Parent Support group on the Westside for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. This group is intended to provide a safe space where parents can explore, share and talk about the myriad of feelings and experiences that come up when parenting a child with learning disabilities.
- WORKING THROUGH THE DIAGNOSIS AND CO-EXISTING EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS
- GUILT / FRUSTRATIONS / BURNOUT
- THE GRIEVING PROCESS AND DEALING WITH AN UNKNOWN FUTURE
- STRATEGIES TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK / BEHAVIOR / ETC.
MEET OUR NEW FACILITATOR
Fay Pondel MA, MFT
Fay has many years of experience as a group facilitator. She has the ability to connect with each individual's need. Her experience ranges from school sites to private facilities.
Please contact us if you can be there.
What is self-advocacy? It is your child’s ability to identify their strengths and challenges, understand how they learn best, and effectively communicate it to others. This important life skill must be taught , encouraged and nurtured both at school and at home. Strong self-advocates are empowered to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.