2020 CESD Dyslexia Conference Lobby

Welcome to CESD's Texas Dyslexia Conference on the Web!


If you registered to attend either the CESD Dyslexia Pre-Conference and/or the CESD Dyslexia Conference via the Web, this is the place to be to get access. Beginning on October 11, 2020 with the Dyslexia PreConference, use the registration credentials received from CESD via email to access your event(s). If you are attending in Austin, we’ll see you at the Doubletree for our final year before moving to an exciting new location.


Your CESD conference credentials ensure that our available bandwidth is only utilized by folks who register. The login information you are provided, once you have entered the lobby, will only allow you to return. No sharing of passwords or access is permitted. Please help us protect the integrity of the event by respecting this restriction.


You choose your conference schedule—pretty much.  Your Dyslexia PreConference via Web registration gives you access to the two recorded Pre-Conference sessions. Similarly, the Dyslexia Conference via Web registration provides access to the two general sessions, 11 breakouts and the two Q&A sessions. You can view any or all of the sessions for your registered conference as many times as you would like between October 11, 2020 and October 24, 2020. Sessions can be viewed in any order you would like, and on your schedule, with two exceptions.


What are the exceptions? The two Dyslexia Q&A Sessions that end each day of the main conference must be viewed live at the scheduled time. In order to provide as much of the conference as possible to those viewing on the web, Q&A will only be handled live. Participants on the web will be able to submit questions to the presenters prior to and during the Q&A. No recording will be made of either Q&A. See the conference agenda for times of the Q&A when the weblink below will be operational.


As always, if you run into trouble accessing your events, give us a call at 512-291-5043 or email us at __________.


Last Year's Agenda

18th Annual Texas Dyslexia Conference

October 14-15, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

7:00- 8:00   **Breakfast with Dyslexia Case Studies: Beyond the Scores—Teresa Ringlein, former Coordinator for Special Services, Alief ISD, Gabriela Gardner, Dyslexia Specialist, Alief ISD, Mikaela McCusker, Dyslexia Specialist, Alief ISD.  BY RESERVATION ONLY, SEE ABOVE.

7:30   Registration. Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30  General Session 1:  A Legal Stroll Through the New Dyslexia Handbook— Dave Richards , Attorney at Law, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP.

9:45   Break / Announcements and Door Prizes

10:15  General Session 2:  Dysgraphia is More than Messy Handwriting—Brenda Taylor, 

11:30 Lunch on your own

1:00  Concurrent Sessions A (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15) 

(A1)   Hot Topics in Dyslexia— Melanie Royal, State Dyslexia Coordinator, ESC X

(A2)  Preserving Independence While Serving the Student with Dyslexia—Nancy Disterlic, Dyslexia & Child Find Consultant, ESC X.

(A3) Tech Tools I: Helping Your Students with Dyslexia to Succeed—Nancy Watson, Digital Learning Consultant, ESC X.

(A4)  **Dyslexia Case Studies: Beyond the Scores.  BY RESERVATION ONLY, SEE ABOVE

2:00   Break

2:15   Sessions A (repeated from 1:00) 

3:15   Break

3:30   Q & A Session with Monday speakers

4:00   Adjourn for the day.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7:00- 8:00   **Breakfast with Dyslexia Case Studies: Beyond the Scores.   BY RESERVATION ONLY, SEE ABOVE. 

7:30  Continental Breakfast Provided

8:30  Concurrent Sessions B (75 minutes, repeated at 10:00) 

(B1) Adapting SPDI to Specially Designed Instruction for IDEA Students with Dyslexia—Jan Cook, Dyslexia Specialist, ESC IV, Kara Zwolinski, Education Specialist, Sepcial Education Solutions, ESC IV. 

(B2) Seek and Find Within the Special Education Evaluation for the Identifying Characteristics of Dyslexia—Brenda Taylor.

(B3) A New Chapter For Dysgraphia—Lisa Plemons, M.Ed., Former Dyslexia Specialist, ESC XII, Janeia Vorderkunz, Education Specialist, ESC XII.

(B4) The Intersection of Reading Theories—Pat Sekel, Ph.D., CALT, QI, TLDT.

 9:45   Break 

10:00  Sessions B (repeated from 8:30) 

11:15  Hotel Checkout and Lunch on your own

1:00   Concurrent Sessions C (60 minutes, repeated at 2:15)

(C1)  Handwriting is the Glue—Pat Sekel, Ph.D., CALT, QI, TLDT.

(C2) Stealth Dyslexia—Paula Tilker, Dyslexia, 504 & Reading Consultant, ESC IX

(C3) Tech Tools II: Helping Your Students with Dyslexia to Succeed.

(C4) **Dyslexia Case Studies: Beyond the Scores. BY RESERVATION ONLY, SEE ABOVE  

2:00   Break

2:15   Sessions C (repeated from 1:00)

3:30   Q & A Session and Final Door Prizes

4:00   Conference Adjourns