Promoting Resiliency in All Learners

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          PBIDA’s 41st Annual Fall Conference
         on Reading, Literacy & Learning

in Conjunction with

The Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children


Saturday October 19, 2019

Reading and the Road to Resiliency


Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, PA 19428


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PBIDA Conference Program

Keynote Speaker:
Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D., Author and Professor at Christopher Newport University

 Plenary Speakers:
Steve Dykstra, Ph.D., Child Psychologist
Dean Bragonier, Founder & CEO NoticeAbility

 Workshop Sessions:
Michael Hunter and Linda Farrell of Readsters®,
Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP
Kelly Butler, CEO of Barksdale Reading


Thank You to our Sponsors!

PBIDA Conference Schedule (Friday Evening and Saturday) 

Speaker Bios

Continuing Education Credits (CEU)




Hotel – Accommodations

Directions & Parking



New in 2019 – 2 Days!

Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19, 2019

Promoting Resilience in All Learners

Conference at a Glance


Friday, October 18, PACEC Conference

Featured strands include:
• Youth Mental Health
• High Leverage Practices in Higher Education
• Legal Issues in Special Education
• Trauma Informed Practices
• Behavior Intervention
• and more


Friday Evening: PACEC and PBIDA President’s Reception, Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Featured Speaker: Steve Dykstra, Ph.D.
Reading and Trauma – How Do They Fit Together?

With recent and important focus on trauma and social-emotional learning, where do reading and
language fit? Right in the middle of everything, where they have always been. Learn why our
response to trauma and our efforts to improve social-emotional learning must incorporate language
and literacy, or we’ll always come up short.



PBIDA and PACEC are two of Pennsylvania’s premier organizations providing information and supporting students with diverse
needs. Our new collaboration presents an outstanding educational opportunity for teachers, school administrators, parents,
psychologists, speech and language pathologists, tutors, pre-service teachers, attorneys, and advocates.

The International Dyslexia Association, Pennsylvania Branch (PBIDA) is a non-profit that champions individuals with dyslexia and all students learning to read.

The Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) is a professional association of educators
dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities through advocacy, standards, and
professional development.

Options for attendance include Friday only, Saturday only, Friday full day with Saturday a.m., or two full
days. The Friday night awards dinner and presentation can be purchased as an addition to any option.

To receive the most information and best value, attend both days.
Add Friday night’s dinner and presentation for the full experience.

QUESTIONS: Please contact or 610-527-1548.



Registration is final. Refunds and cancellations will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact












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