Landmark Exhibiting and Presenting at IDA Conference
Landmark School will be exhibiting and presenting at the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) annual conference October 24-27, 2018 in Connecticut.
"IDA’s Annual International Conference is the premier professional development conference dedicated to dyslexia. The conference brings in experts from all over the world to educate attendees on the latest research, remediation, and more." -IDA conference website
Conference Topic: How Social Communication Skills Impact Reading Comprehension and Written Expression
Linda is a certified speech-language pathologist who has been practicing since 1988. Throughout her career, she has worked in clinical and public school settings evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders. Linda joined Landmark High School as the expressive language program director in 1994, transitioning into a consultation role in this program in 2003. Linda has also been a Landmark Outreach Program faculty member since 1996, consulting to public schools, as well as teaching face-to-face and online graduate-level courses. Her expertise is in child and adolescent expressive language disorders with a particular focus on social communication skills.
Conference Topic: Develop Number Sense with Multisensory interventions
Chris has been with Landmark School since 1986. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and he is currently the mathematics department head at our Landmark Elementary•Middle School. Chris has published several articles through the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. His latest book is entitled Multiplication and Division Facts for the Whole-to-Part Visual Learner. Chris is one of our most popular presenters traveling around the country, and the globe, sharing his innovative method of teaching multi-modal math instruction.
Conference Topic: How’s Your Lexicon? Developing Vocabulary in Social Studies
Bruce Miller has worked at Landmark School for 30 Years and is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences. His topics relate to making social studies curriculum accessible to students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities. Bruce is the Head of Landmark's Elementary•Middle School Social Studies program. During his tenure at Landmark he has acted as a teacher, residential team leader, academic advisor, and coach of wrestling, soccer, and various intramural sports.
Conference Topic: Study Skills: Strategies to Support Executive Function
Katie built the Landmark Outreach Online program that provides educators with online courses and opportunities for professional development. She has developed and instructed courses for both Landmark Outreach Online and the Southern New Hampshire University/Landmark partnership, and she is an instructor for our Summer Institute for Educators. Katie is currently serving as an admission counselor for the School and still presents locally and nationally on study skills and executive functioning. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross and her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.