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Conference Sessions

The list of breakout sessions can be reviewed by either clicking on AGENDA at the top, left of the page or by clicking on CONFERENCE PROGRAM at the top, right of the page.

The agenda only shows the session titles and times; however, the conference program shows sessions titles, descriptions, presenters, target audiences, etc. 

Applying for CEUs, SEMIs, or OSLs

REMEMBER — Please make sure you check in on the morning you arrive at the conference.  If you do not check you, you will not be marked as attended and will not be awarded the available credits


0.6 CEUs, 5 SEMIs

National/International Sources for Science of Reading, Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences



Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)

An international credentialing organization dedicated to the highest level of certification for dyslexia professionals as Certified Academic Language Therapists or practitioners.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a nonprofit organization that is focused on advocating for individuals with dyslexia and related learning differences.

The Reading League

The Reading League is a dedicated organization that advocates for evidence-based approaches to reading instruction.

The GAAB Lab

The Harvard Graduate School of Education focuses on typical/atypical learning trajectories from infancy to adulthood with a special focus on language and reading development and the role of the environment in shaping these trajectories

Dr. Tim Odegard: Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia

The Center for Dyslexia is one of MTSU's research centers. The center actively conducts research and supports the translation of research to practice. It is a model for interdisciplinary research dedicated to unraveling the puzzle of dyslexia and reading struggles that impact far too many individuals across Tennessee and our nation. The Center translates research to practice through the organization and delivery of professional services to students with dyslexia, to psychologists and teachers who identify and instruct them, and to schools that must orchestrate a broad range of factors that will enable these students to achieve their potential.

State-Level Resources



Mississippi Department of Education- Science of Reading

What is the Science of Reading (SoR)? The Science of Reading refers to the research that reading experts, especially cognitive and linguistic scientists, have conducted on how we learn to read.  This body of knowledge reveals what happens in the brain during reading and what needs to take place instructionally to enable skillful reading. 

North Mississippi Education Consortium

The North Mississippi Education Consortium is a partnership between forty-four North Mississippi public school districts, three community colleges, and the University of Mississippi’s School of Education. Its purpose is to provide a means whereby participating members can assure quality educational programs through cooperative efforts and shared resources, for the benefit of students and communities being served.

Dubard School For Language Disorders

The DuBard Association Method® is a phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy designed for students with language deficiencies. It was devised originally by the late Mildred McGinnis, a teacher at Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. The DuBard Association Method® has been modified and expanded by the late Etoile DuBard and the staff of The University of Southern Mississippi DuBard School for Language Disorders since the school was founded in 1962.

Mississippi College- Dyslexia Center