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Dyslexia: What It Is and How to Help

December 06, 2018 8:00 am until 3:30 pm
At Hilton Garden Inn College Town
      30 Celebration Dr, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
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NOTE: Online registration is now closed. Please call 585-224-7248 to register (limited number of seats still available).

Join us for Starbridge's 2018 Education Conference!

Do you suspect there are children with dyslexia in your classroom? Are you looking for new ways to help those struggling students? Is dyslexia a mystery to you?

Presenters Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D., and Tracy Block-Zaretsky of the Dyslexia Training Institute will be here in Rochester to help demystify dyslexia and provide practical tools to help teachers and families support children, ease stress, and clear the path to educational success.

The morning will start with a simulation of dyslexia to help us understand the social and emotional distress that dyslexia can cause a student in the classroom. Kelli and Tracy will then:

  • cover what dyslexia is and what it isn’t
  • dispel common myths
  • discuss the social & emotional benefits of appropriate instruction
  • describe what an appropriate intervention should include
  • provide strategies to use in the classroom

You will leave with practical activities you can implement immediately in your classroom or share with your child’s school team.

Join us!

Schedule for the day

 8:00-8:30  Registration and continental breakfast
 8:30-9:15  Dyslexia simulation, including understanding social & emotional aspects
 9:15-10:30  What dyslexia is and what it isn't
 10:30-10:45  Break
 10:45-12:00   Appropriate interventions
 12:00-1:00  Lunch on your own
 1:00-3:30  Practical strategies to use in the classroom


Fee: $89/person, which includes conference materials, continental breakfast and refreshments.

Registration is required. Please use the Register button above to register and pay online.

A brochure and paper registration form will be available soon for people who prefer to pay by check or P.O.

A limited number of scholarships are available for family members of children with disabilities or suspected disabilities. Please contact us at 585-224-7248 for more information.

Thank you to the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council for supporting these scholarships.


Presented by Starbridge in partnership with

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Thank you to our 2018 Conference sponsors:


Burke Group

JFS Curtze

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co LLP

Norman Howard School


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