Dyslexia is a learning disability that causes difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. Students with dyslexia can effectively learn with appropriate educational interventions and teaching methods tailored to their specific learning disability. According to some experts, up to 15 percent of the population has dyslexia and related disorders.
The Cooper Learning Center at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will examine this important topic at the second annual Dyslexia and Language Related Disabilities Conference: “Facets of Dyslexia” on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference will be held at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Stratford Campus Academic Center, 40 East Laurel Road, Stratford, NJ.
The conference is designed to meet the needs of both parents and professionals with an array of workshops on screening tools available, developing educational plans, language processing and more.
The keynote speaker is Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., NCSP, a nationally renowned speaker in the field of learning disabilities for educators and psychologists. He is dually trained as both a Nationally Certified School Psychologist from James Madison University and also in neuropsychology. Dr. Feifer has co-authored six books on learning and emotional disorders in children. He currently works as a school psychologist in Frederick, MD, and is a course instructor for the American Board of School Neuropsychology training program.
In addition, more than a dozen national and regional experts will share their knowledge and experiences about dyslexia and language-related disabilities. They will facilitate interactions and connections among conference attendees. Interactive panel discussions, breakout sessions and an exhibitors’ fair and lunch are included in the conference. The cost to attend is $125. Those who register before February 17, 2015 will pay a discounted fee of $95. For more information, call 856.673.4990.