Annual Spring Symposium

IDA Oregon

47th Spring Symposium


Spotlight on Early Literacy and The Importance of Early Intervention!  

We know early intervention is the most effective way to prevent and ameliorate learning problems.  Join us to learn more about recognizing signs of literacy learning and potential reading failure, and the impact of early intervention.  Spend the day with Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson , Ed.D., CCC-SLP as she presents on:  How am I Learning? Early Indicators of Later Literacy Learning and the Impact of Early Intervention

This event will be in-person

The University of Portland

Saturday, April 15, 2023

8:00 am-3:30 pm


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About Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson:

Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, is an author and literacy specialist with a mission of bringing research to practice. She is also a speech-language pathologist with many years of experience working with educators and with young children and their families in a wide range of educational settings. In addition, Lucy was an associate professor teaching and conducting research in the areas of language and literacy development and disorders. She provides professional development using a broad-based perspective blending areas of language and literacy together resulting in effective, appropriate, and engaging language-based literacy instruction and intervention for all children. Finally, Lucy is the co-author of the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) for Early Childhood Educators, 2nd Edition, Building Early Literacy and Language Skills, a resource and activity guide for young children, and also for Good Talking Words, 2nd Edition, a social communication skills program for young children.


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Information in this session is aligned to IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards 1- 5.

Attendees will earn 6 KPS-Aligned PD Hours for maintaining their CEUs for The Center for Effective Reading Instruction.  CERI requires educators to complete 10 clock hours of continuing education or 1.0 CEU’s annually to support certification renewal. 

Washington Teachers:  IDA-Oregon is an approved Clock Hour Provider  

IDA-Oregon’s 47th Annual Spring Symposium

Plus Scholarships Available

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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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