Dyslexia Literacy Conference:

October 10th 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Dyslexia Literacy Conference & Family Night

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 9am-4pm

2811 La Force Boulevard

Midland, TX

Use Entrance "I" to enter the building.

Tuesday, October 10th, 9:00 - 4:00.

Thursday, October 12th is Family Night from 5:30- 7:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers on Tuesday

Terrie Noland: Igniting the Flame for Literacy Leadership: How to Lead from Where You Are

For 25 years, Dr. Terrie Noland has put her energy into education and literacy, first as a teacher and administrator and now as V.P. of Educator Initiatives for Learning Ally, a nonprofit dedicated to "Literacy for All." Terrie's mission is to spark a flame of enthusiasm in others for continued personal and professional growth and development.

In her daily work, Terrie mentors K-12 educators about the latest research around the science of reading and effective tools and resources that support reading skill practice and language development for underserved student populations. In addition, she hosts a podcast, Learning Ally Literacy Leadership, striving to unify stakeholders in schools and districts (administrators, teachers, specialists, and parents) to build a community of literacy champions and make transformative changes to smash the literacy divide.

Recognized as a thought leader, Terrie speaks about literacy at national education conferences and webinars that draw thousands of educators to hear captivating stories, take-away strategies, research, and best practices, which she always delivers with humor and inspiration.

She is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner and stays grounded in a Structured Literacy approach by tutoring students weekly. Terrie has a Ph.D. in Literacy and Educational Leadership from St. John's University. She is a John Maxwell certified speaker, coach, trainer, and President's Advisory Council member. She also hosts the Spotlight on Dyslexia and Spotlight on Early Literacy series by Learning Ally and builds communities of educators to advance best practices in classrooms. Terrie's passion runs deep for children not proficient in reading. She is truly an advocate for them and the educators who serve them.

Amanda Quine: Controlling Behavior with Various Levels of Learners

Amanda Quine, Ed.D, BCBA, LBA. Licensed RUBI Therapist

Amanda Quine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis. Treatment

includes, but not limited to children with autism and other related disabilities. She is the co-owner of

Speech, Language and Behavior located in Midland, TX. The clinic provides Speech Therapy,

Occupational Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis to children. In addition to the clinic, Amanda is the

only certified provider of RUBI Parent Education in the state of Texas. This service is a parent education

course developed by Dr. Karen Bearss, PhD from Seattle Children’s Research Institute, designed to equip

families with the necessary tools to address problem behaviors and increase adaptive skills.

Amanda served as a special education teacher with Midland Independent School District for over 9

years. During that time, she received her doctorate in special education at Texas Tech University. After

which time, she moved into private practice and began instructing professional development focusing

on the implementation of behavior management strategies in the classroom.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Family Night with Mary Ann Cochran - Thursday, October 12th @ 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Persist Until Something Happens: PUSH is the key to working with school districts and teachers to ensure success for your student.

During this presentation a movie titled "The Big Picture: Re-Thinking Dyslexia" will be shown.Followed by a Panel of individuals who are dyslexic and have gone through the public schools systems being successful.

Mary Ann Cochran

Mary Ann Cochran is the Executive Director of the James Phillips Williams Memorial Foundation also known as the JPW Learning Center located in San Angelo, Texas. She has worked at the Center since 2003, has seen lots of changes in the field of dyslexia across Texas, has a personal interest in dyslexia because of her own child being diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade. She learned the struggles parents deal with on a daily basis from her own experiences.


Region 18 Education Service Center

Region 18 Education Service Center is one of 20 service centers that serve Texas educational needs. We are a non-regulatory agency; our relationship with school districts is collaborative and supportive.

We serve as a liaison between the Texas Education Agency and the local schools districts and the schools they serve by disseminating information, conducting training, and providing consultations for both federal and state programs. Our staff is composed of knowledgeable educators dedicated to the excellence in education.

J. P. W. Learning Center

The James Phillips Williams (JPW) Memorial Foundation was established as a not for profit 501c3 in 1985 by Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Williams in memory of their son who, like so many others, struggled with dyslexia his entire life.

James touched many people with his zest for life and sensitivity towards others. But he suffered from academic frustration and disappointment as a result of a learning difference that is not often recognized or adequately addressed in traditional classrooms.

Learning disabilities affect an estimated 10-20% of the general population placing both children and adults at increased risk for academic and social failure. In addition, approximately 80% of the U.S. prison population exhibit some form of learning disability resulting in illiteracy, a profound societal problem that could be significantly reduced or alleviated through adequate public awareness and appropriate teaching methods.

The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council

IMSLEC promotes and ensures quality Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training for teachers and therapists of individuals with dyslexia and related disorders. IMSLEC's accreditation process supports essential standards and criteria for academic and practicum work that are crucial to the successful training of dyslexia teachers, therapists and other specialists.

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Abel Water Systems

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Lesli Coody

RLA Consultant

Licensed Dyslexia Therapist



Reading Academies Cohort Leader