2020 IDA Florida Conference

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2020 IDA-FL Annual Conference is Going VIRTUAL!

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, the need to be socially responsible is of paramount importance. The IDA-Florida Board Members have worked diligently to ascertain the safest options for the 2020 IDA-FL Annual Conference. Out of growing concerns for the safety of our attendees, we have made the decision to shift to a fully virtual conference. We are planning to offer multiple webinar sessions on selected Saturdays in September and October.

We are excited to re-imagine our 2020 Annual Conference and are proactively creating a dynamic, interactive and virtual experience. Please know that our plan is to still provide our participants with the best expertise from leading experts in the areas of dyslexia who are transforming the science of reading in every classroom and into the fabric of today’s educational system.

We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to engaging our community on a virtual platform. Please stay tuned and continue to visit our website for more information regarding the webinar sessions, dates & times, registration, and our exciting speakers, including Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan!

You won’t want to miss out on Dr. Cardenas-Hagan’s presentation, Structured Literacy for English Learners!


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A Sneak Peek at Our 2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER!


Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, Ed.D., CCC/SLP, CALT-QI

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is the Director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas which was established in 1993.  She also works with Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation and Statistics at the University of Houston.  Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan is the author of Esperanza (HOPE), a Spanish language program designed to assist students who struggle with learning to read. Her research interests include the development of early reading assessments for Spanish-speaking students and the development of reading interventions for bilingual students. She was the co-principal investigator of a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute for Education Science that examined the oracy and literacy development in English and Spanish of Spanish-speaking children. She serves as the Vice President for the International Dyslexia Association and has authored curricular programs, book chapters, and journal articles related to oracy and literacy development for English language learners.

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