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Strategies for Struggling Learners -- 2017 Annual Spring Conference

So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Conference Registration   more info Apr 21, 2017 $135.00 $8.42
Early Bird Registration for IDA Members   more info Apr 21, 2017 $90.00 $5.94
Student - Early Bird Registration   more info Apr 21, 2017 $75.00 $5.12
Student Member - Early Bird Registration   more info Apr 21, 2017 $65.00 $4.57
Regular Registration for Conference   more info May 2, 2017 $155.00 $9.52
Regular Registration for IDA Members   more info May 2, 2017 $110.00 $7.04
Student - Regular Registration   more info May 2, 2017 $90.00 $5.94
Student Member - Regular Registration   more info May 2, 2017 $80.00 $5.39
This ticket is for those registering using a Purchase Order. Only regular registration applies for online registration - until May 2nd. There is a $20 supplement for the processing of the PO. From now until May 2nd - fee is $155+ $20 = $175. On site registration with purchase order form fee is $160+ $5 + $20 = $185. Mail PO to TCB, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Suite 71, Box 308, Riverside CA 92507. MUST BRING COPY of PO TO CONFERENCE.
May 2, 2017 Free $0.00
ASHA CEUs for IDA members   more info May 2, 2017 Free $0.00
ASHA CEUs for others
ASHA CEUs for other ASHA members
May 2, 2017 $10.00 $1.54

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Strategies for Struggling Learners
A conference promoting greater understanding of literacy and learning issues for parents, teachers, and other educators

want a brochure - click here

Keynote session: Beyond "Lazy & Unmotivated" - Why Parents and Teachers Need to Know About Executive Skills by Peg Dawson, EdD

Youngsters with poor executive skills are disorganized or forgetful, have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments, forget to bring home the materials to complete homework, or forget to hand in homework.  Learn strategies to modify the environment to reduce the impace of weak executive skills. This will include procedures such as coaching that can be used to teach children how to improve specific executive skill deficits in the context of home or school expectations.

Lunchtime session: Dyslexia: Myth Busting and Soul Saving by Dr. Virginia Taylor

 New medical reserach about dyslexia and toxic stress should be a game changer in education. It's time to unite evidence-based medicine with best-practice education to help schools with the problems of achievement gaps, test scores, literacy, bullying, school dropout rates, and much more. The research is exciting as hard science puts a whole new spin on understanding why children struggle in school.  The answers are not hard, nor expencive. This session presents ideas whereby everybody wins.

Breakout sessions:

  • Smart but Scattered: Helping Children Improve Executive Skills to Achieve School Success
  • Making Schools Safe: Creating Climate Change for Dyslexics


  • 1 quarter unit available from UCR - click here for form
  • 0.5 ASHA CEUs available - purchase when you purchase ticket
    • Free for IDA members
    • $10 for others

Information about CEUs - 1 quarter unit of University credit will be available from U.C.Riverside Extension
- ASHA units are also available - see website.  IDA members may sign up for ASHA CEUs for no charge.  Others will pay $10 for the units.  The University credits are for educators who want to accumulate units for whatever reason.  ASHA is the American Speech Language Hearing Association and they provide continuing education units for Speech/Language Therapists.

Check out our website for more detailed information on these sessions

Begins Saturday May 6th at 7:30 am with Registration and Information and Networking

Ends at 5 pm Saturday afternoon

Registration fees between $75 and $135 --- FEE includes registration packet, breakfast and lunch   --- Save HUGE by registering before April 21, 2017 for these Early Bird Rates

Regular registration fees between $90 and $155.

Register online here with eventbrite  - eventbrite available from now until May 2, 2017

Printable registration form - available for mailing in

Late registration available at door -

Become an IDA member to save even more!  Sign up for membership prior to registering at conference. If you haven't yet received your membership packet, you may put in "registered on X date" instead of your membership number. 


  • Bring a colleague, parent or friend and you each get 9% off (both must register together - use promotional code "friend")

LOCATION: Embassy Suites Hotel in Brea - North Orange County

Special Embassy Suites Hotel room rate for conference attendees and exhibitors $149 for King non-smoking room & $179 for Double Queen Bed non-smoking room --- available until April 7, 2017.  For reservations, call 951-784-8000 and provide reference "So CA Tri-Counties International Dyslexia Association".  After April 7, they will give you $10 off the best available rate. However, feel free to ask for the conference rate, just in case.

** Scholarships are available for parents, teachers, and teachers-in-training living. working, or going to school in the TCB Branch geographic areas (Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties in California, San Gabriel Valley and in Southern Nevada).  Click on word "scholarships" to get form.

Please share this information with your friends and colleagues -- let them know about our wonderful conference - join us for the opportunity of Strategies for Struggling Learners!  And save with our friend discounts!

To print out a conference brochure - see "brochure" at top

For details about speakers, sessions, fees, discounts, scholarships, etc. visit conference webpage.  --- click here


We will have several of Peg Dawson's books available at our book sale table during the conference.



Refund requests must be made in writing (email okay).  Phone requests ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

Refunds requested prior to April 15th will be send, minus a $30 service fee.

No refunds are granted if received after April 15th.  However, you may transfer the registration to another person, if that person is registering within the same category.  For example, if you registered as a member, the new person must also be a member, or they will be required to pay the fee difference.

Have questions about Strategies for Struggling Learners -- 2017 Annual Spring Conference? Contact So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

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Embassy Suites Hotels
900 East Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

We are a volunteer nonprofit organization consisting of parents and professionals caring about literacy.

Our focus is to benefit individuals, adults, students, educators, and professionals dealing with dyslexia and learning disabilities.

The So CA Tri-Counties Branch (formerly the Inland Empire Branch) is dedicated to informing and educating our communities about dyslexia. Browse our website and learn about dyslexia and dysgraphia:

You may contact us by phone: 951/686-9837 or by email

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