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IDA is the leading resource for individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and educational professionals around the world. Since we are a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia, we encourage you to join our mission and become a member. You will receive regular information about managing dyslexia, access to an international network of professionals in the field, discounts on conferences fees and publications from our Online Store, quarterly and biannual publications, and affiliation with your Local Branches opening a gateway to a learning community of other individuals sharing our mission. The International Dyslexia Association, IDA, doesn’t recommend or endorse any individual, business, school or program.

 


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ACCESSIBILITY OR ACCOMMODATIONS REQUESTS

The IDA Florida Branch welcomes people characterized by diversity, including disabilities. The following policy statement will be attached to IDA-FL programs, registrations, and publications. “We welcome people who are characterized by diversity, including disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodation(s), please contact Charlotte Chase by email at treasurer.fl@dyslexiaida.org Requests should be made at least four weeks prior to the event.” Registration forms, whether paper or online forms, will contain a box to be checked with a space to type in any accommodations needed by an individual. When the forms are submitted, the Treasurer/Registrar will record the information and order the preparation of the accommodation by the appropriate personnel. A confirmation receipt with the Treasurer/Registrar’s contact information will be automatically emailed to the individual requesting the accommodation, so he or she will be reassured of prompt and correct compliance with the request. The Conference Co-Chairs will receive copies of the confirmation receipt and will follow-up with the Treasurer/Registrar and the appropriate personnel to ensure the requested accommodations are in place.
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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR EARNING CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (ASHA CEUs or ASP CEs)

The IDA Florida Branch in collaboration with the American Speech and Hearing Association provides Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for Speech, Language, and Hearing Pathologists who attend our educational conference in its entirety.

The IDA Florida Branch in collaboration with the Association of School Psychologists provides Continuing Education (CEs) for School Psychologists who attend our educational conference in its entirety.
The following policy statement will be attached to IDA Florida programs, registrations, and publications:

“We collaborate with ASHA and ASP to provide Continuing Education Credits or hours to ASHA or ASP members whose attendance at our conference in its entirety is verified by our Registrar at the end of the conference. Requests for CEUs or CEs should be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please be careful and sure to: 1) sign the Conference Attendance Forms in the morning and in the afternoon of the conference, and 2) personally retrieve the CEU or CE Certificate directly from the Registrar after the Conference dismisses at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Conference. For questions about earning CEUs or CEs, please contact the IDA Florida Treasurer/Registrar Charlotte Chase by email at treasurer.fl@dyslexiaida.org.

The following procedures will be followed by the IDA-FL and will be posted on the IDA Florida website:

Registration forms, whether paper or online forms, will contain a box marked “CEU Certificate requested” or “CE Certificate requested” which will be checked by the SLP or School Psychologist when completing his or her registration. When the forms are submitted, the Treasurer/Registrar will record the information, order the preparation of, and securely store the CEU or CE Certificate. A confirmation receipt with the Treasurer/Registrar’s contact information will be automatically emailed to the individual requesting the CEU or CE, so he or she will be reassured of prompt and correct preparation of the certificate. The Conference Co-Chairs and the Chair of the IDA Florida CEU/CE Committee will receive copies of the confirmation receipt and will follow-up with the Treasurer/Registrar to ensure the requested certificates are prepared for possible award to the SLP or School Psychologist after their attendance for the entirety of the conference is confirmed by the Registrar at the end of the conference.

The Conference Attendance Forms will be maintained and secured by the Registrar at the CEU/CE Registration/Attendance station throughout the day of the conference. In order to be eligible to receive a CEU or CE Certificate, the SLP/School Psychologist must sign the Conference Attendance Forms for both the morning and the afternoon sessions. The CEU or CE Certificate will be available for the Speech/Language/Hearing Pathologist or School Psychologist to personally retrieve from the Registrar only after attendance at the full conference event is verified by the Registrar at the end of the conference.

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CONFERENCE POLICIES

Registration
Registration for the IDA Florida Conference does not include any pre-conference symposia, school visits, or other ticketed events. All sessions must be chosen during registration (on-site or in-person) and appear on your conference schedule to be considered for continuing education credits. No exceptions.

Cancellation
All cancellations, without exception, must be in writing via email to treasurer.fl@dyslexiaida.org by September 05, 2018. IDA-FL will refund registration fees, less a $35 cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed within twelve weeks following the conference. If you cancel any time after September 05, 2018, or if you are unable to attend the conference for any reason, we cannot refund your registration fees in whole or in part. If the Conference event is cancelled, refunds will be issued within twelve weeks following the cancellation of the event. Refunds will be made in the following ways: 1) For payments received by credit or debit cards, the same credit/debit card will be refunded. 2) For other payments, a check will be written and mailed to the payee at the address shown on the registration form or on the refund correspondence.

Solicitation
IDA Florida does not permit solicitation of any kind during the IDA Florida Conference except by the paid exhibitors inside of the exhibit hall. Solicitation by any business or person other than exhibitors is strictly prohibited.

Badges
For security reasons, IDA Florida requires attendees to wear their name badges at all times during conference hours. Badges are picked up upon arrival when you check in at the registration desk. Should you lose your badge, please come back to the registration desk to receive a replacement.

Session Room Seating
All seating inside of session rooms is available on a first come, first-served basis, unless otherwise noted. Due to fire code regulations, any sessions that reach capacity will be closed and restricted to additional participants. Standing or sitting on the floor is not permitted. Register early to ensure your spot!

Consent to Photograph and Record
Registration and attendance or participation at the IDA-FL Conference and its affiliated meetings and events constitutes an agreement by the registrant for IDA-FL and its affiliates to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities. As a courtesy to our speakers and all participants, it is agreed that any photographs, video-recordings, electronic reproductions, or audiotapes that participants take include ONLY other participants who have given the participant with a camera or recording device permission to be included in that participant’s photograph, video, or audio recording.

Accessibility and Accommodation Policy
We welcome people who are characterized by diversity, including disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodation(s), please email treasurer.fl@dyslexiaida.org Requests should be made before September 5, 2018 which is at least four weeks prior to the Conference event on October 6, 2018.

Inservice Points
IDA Florida cannot offer inservice points for renewal of Florida certification for Participants who hold a professional certificate issued by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). However, many school districts have procedures to obtain inservice points toward renewal of FDOE certificates under their master inservice component. Participants should check with their school district’s certification officer to verify eligibility and procedures to earn inservice points for this event.

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ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR SERVICES PROVIDERS, CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS, AND ADVERTISERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION

These principles are to be used by IDA employees, board members, and branch officers in deciding whether members, conference exhibitors, conference or workshop presenters, and/or advertisers are serving the best interest of the public. These principles are intended to safeguard and promote the well-being of individuals with dyslexia and related learning difficulties, to promote the dissemination of reliable and helpful information, and to ensure that standards of best practice are upheld by the organization and its activities. Practitioners, publishers, presenters, exhibitors, advertisers, and any others who provide services to individuals with dyslexia and related difficulties:

  1. strive to do no harm and to act in the best interests of those individuals;
  2. maintain the public trust by providing accurate information about currently accepted and scientifically supported best practices in the field;
  3. avoid knowing misrepresentation of the efficacy of educational or other treatments or the proof for or against those treatments;
  4. respect objectivity by reporting assessment and treatment results accurately, honestly, and truthfully;
  5. avoid making unfounded claims of any kind regarding the training, experience, credentials, affiliations and degrees of those providing services;
  6. respect the training requirements of established credentialing and accreditation organizations supported by IDA;
  7. engage in fair competition;
  8. avoid conflicts of interest when possible and acknowledge conflicts of interest when they occur; and
  9. support just treatment of individuals with dyslexia and related learning difficulties.

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ENDORSEMENT DISCLAIMER

The Florida Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (FLIDA) is pleased to present a forum for information to benefit its constituents. It is FLIDA’s policy to not recommend or endorse any specific program, product, institution, company, or instructional material, noting 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 guide, or any other conference-related material, do not necessarily reflect the views of FLIDA or IDA.

 


NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Florida Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (FLIDA) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

 


IDA FLORIDA DEFINITION OF A MEMBER

Members of IDA include parent members, teacher members, individual members, professional members, senior/retired members, faculty & staff of member educational institutions, and employees of corporate members. To learn more about becoming a member of International Dyslexia Association, visit https://dyslexiaIDA.org/membership-account/membership-levels/.

 


DISCLOSURE POLICY

IDA Florida Branch Conference Speaker(s) Disclosure Policy Statement
All presentations, without exception, must be include a disclosure statement which include the (1) the instructional personnel’s name, (2) whether there are relevant financial relationships (or not) and (3) whether there are relevant non-financial relationships (or not).

IDA Florida Conference on 10/06/2018:
Dr. Nancy Mather, is employed as a professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson in the Department of Disability and Psycho-educational Studies.

Disclosure

Financial

  • Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV and has co-authored two books on the interpretation and application of the WJ IV, as well as other books.
  • Dr. Mather is an author for Brookes Publishers and Wiley Publishers and receives royalty payments from the sale of books.
  • Her most recent book on dyslexia is: Essentials of Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention (Mather & Wendling, 2012). She will sign books during the conference.
  • Her most recent book on learning disabilities is: Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (Mather, Goldstein, & Eklund, 2015). She will sign books during the conference.
  • She will receive a speaking fee, hotel room, and reimbursement of travel expenses from IDA-FL

Non-financial

  • Advisory Board Member of the Arizona Dyslexia Association. Dr. Mather receives no compensation as a member of the advisory board.
  • Advisory Board Member of the National Research Consortium on Testing and Persons with Disabilities in Higher Education. Dr. Mather receives no compensation as a member of the advisory board.
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Attention Disorders, 2005-present
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003-present
  • Consulting Editor, Learning Disability Quarterly, 2003-present

Dr. David A. Kilpatrick, is employed as an associate professor at the State University of New York, College of Cortland in the Department of Psychology. He is also employed by the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District as a New York State Certified School Psychologist.

Disclosure

Financial

  • Dr. Kilpatrick is an author for Wiley Publishers and receives royalty payments from the sale of books.
  • His book on dyslexia is Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Wiley Publishers, 2015) which he will sign at the conference.
  • His book on reading is Equipped for Reading Success (The Reading League, Casey & Kirsch Publishers, 2016) which he will sign at the conference.
  • He will receive a speaking fee, hotel room, and reimbursement of travel expenses from IDA-FL.

Non-financial

  • Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading
  • Member of the National Association of School Psychologists
  • Member of the International Dyslexia Association

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

IDA Florida Branch Speaker Agreement Regulations, Restrictions, Liabilities Statement:

Speaker, acting individually and as authorized, having accepted the invitation to speak at the IDA-FL Conference, represents and warrants the presentation(s) made shall be his/her own work and the Speaker has the right to provide and make the presentation, both verbally and in written form, without violation of any applicable local, state, federal, or international property laws, including, but not limited to copyright, trademark, or other similar law.

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