IDA Oregon Branch is proud to present:
From Talking to Writing:
Word and Sentence-Level Strategies that Support Narrative and Expository Writing
Presented by: Dr. Charles W. Haynes
Saturday, March 14, 2020      
8.30am – 4pm
University Of Portland

All attendees receive his book!

This Interactive session will include:

  • Hands-on self-regulation strategies that tap semantic feature analysis to expand disciplinary vocabulary and sentence skills.
  • Features of executive functioning will be described as it relates to the role of automaticity and strategy learning for dealing with working memory deficits in students with language learning difficulties. 
  • Writing strategies will be discussed that help children with language learning difficulties overcome processing deficits that form obstacles to their language storage, retrieval and formulation for writing. 


Dr. Charles Haynes is a Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the Graduate Program in Communications Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.  He served as a teacher, Research Coordinator and Director of Speech-Language Services at the Landmark School from 1979-1991, where he and colleagues developed one of U.S.’s first language-based curricula for children with dyslexia and expressive language impairments. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard University’s Reading, Language and Learning Disabilities Program and is the author of several publications, including From Talking to Writing: Strategies for Supporting Narrative and Expository Writing (2018). Dr. Haynes has given teacher-training workshops and research lectures throughout the United States and in Canada, Japan, throughout the Middle East and Brazil. Dr. Haynes currently serves on the Global Partners Committee of IDA’s Board of Directors, the Editorial Board for the Arabic Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, and as an invited reviewer for several reading and speech-language journals. Dr. Haynes has received the Margaret Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association for contributions to the field of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities. He was also inducted as a member of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities and has received the Nancy Watts Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest teaching award granted by the MGH Institute of Health Professions.

11 Scholarships are available!

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Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 14, 2020

Early-bird conference registration deadline is February 21, 2020

DISCLAIMER:  The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) – Oregon Branch is pleased to present a forum for information to benefit its constituents. It is IDA’s policy to not recommend or endorse any specific program, product, institution, company, or instructional material, noting that there are a number of such that present the critical components of instruction as defined by IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Any program, product, institution, company, or instructional material carrying the IDA Accredited seal meets the IDA Standards. Advertisements or products in this, or any other conference-related material, do not necessarily reflect the views of IDA or its branches.








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