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Dyslexia, Literacy and Justice for ALL

Thursday, August 25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us at the Westchester Regional Library in Miami for Part II: The Science of Reading: Connections to Dyslexia presented by our IDA-FL President, Dr. E. Judith Cohen, and Board Member, Dr. Sharon Israel.

We would love to see you there!

Saturday, September 10, 2022

11 AM- 12:30 PM

The Impact of Stress on Learning, Emotions and Behavior in Kids with Dyslexia, ADHD and other special needs. What do we know; What to DO?

Presented by Jerome Shultz, Ph.D.

Because of their neurocognitive and emotional vulnerabilities, children and adolescents with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD are particularly at risk for stress-related disorders and reactions. Neuroscience explains the problem and gives us the knowledge we need to turn this situation around. Dr. Schultz will present research, clinical observations, case studies and anecdotal evidence to explain why children and adolescents with LD and/or ADHD (and other special needs) have a lower threshold for stress due to their repeated experiences with failure.

About the Presenter: 

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D. is a Clinical Neuropsychologist on the faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. He received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College. He has completed postdoctoral fellowships in both clinical psychology and pediatric neuropsychology.

For nearly four decades, Dr. Schultz specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and young adults with learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other special needs. He has served as a faculty member at Lesley University, Boston College, and Wright State University in Ohio, and for several years as the Co-Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Development at the Cambridge  (MA) Health Alliance.

Dr. Schultz currently serves as an international consultant on issues related to the neuropsychology and education of children and young adults with special needs. He is a content expert at and at, where he presents webinars and writes articles, many of which are about stress and anxiety. His book, called Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, examines the role of stress in learning, and has served as a practical guide for families and schools across the globe.

The Road to Reading and Writing:

From Neuroscience to Structured Literacy for ALL

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Conference Pricing

Early Bird Registration (Sale ends August 31)

  • IDA Member $199
  • Nonmember $239
  • Student $109

General Admission

  • IDA Member $249
  • Nonmember $289
  • Student $129

Registration On or After October 1, 2022

  • IDA Members & Nonmembers $329

Conference Scholarships

Interested in a SCHOLARSHIP to attend the 2022 IDA-FL Annual Conference?

The Frances K. McGlannan Memorial Scholarship makes it possible for educators and university students to attend the IDA-Florida Branch Annual Conference. The Educator Scholarship is open to all teachers and the Student Scholarship is open to currently enrolled university students.  Applicants must reside within the IDA-Florida Branch’s defined boundaries of service, which includes all of Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean.

*Scholarships will cover the cost of conference registration.

Scholarship applications are currently being accepted.  Download the application below to apply.

Student Scholarship Application

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Conference Venue

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

Reserve your room EARLY to get a discounted rate!

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