REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 

2017 AOGPE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

"Dyslexia On My Mind: Research, Practice, Instruction, and Understanding"

April 28-29, 2017

Boston Marriott Newton2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466

Rate: $159/night

UPDATE 4/5/17: THERE ARE NO ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE MARRIOTT

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ALTERNATIVE HOTELS (AOGPE does not have special rates at the following hotels)

Hotel Indigo, Boston-Newton Riverside

The Westin Waltham Boston

Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton

Sheraton Needham Hotel

Residence Inn Boston Needham (Marriott)

Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham

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SITE VISITS (OPTIONAL)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

There are 3 site visits to choose from:

1. 1 PM - 3 PM: The Carroll School, Waltham Campus, Grades 1-5

2. 1 PM - 3 PM: The Carroll School, Lincoln Campus, Grades 6-9

3. 2 PM - 4 PM: Commonwealth Learning Center, Needham

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SPEAKERS

Friday Keynote: Steve Wilkins, Head of School, Carroll School

Saturday Keynote: Albert M. Galaburda, M.D., BIDMC and Harvard University, Boston, MA

Registration Fees

AOGPE Member 2-Day: $325

AOGPE Member 1-Day: $175

Nonmember: 2-Day: $350

Nonmember: 1-Day: $195

Registration Fees include breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and a reception on Friday evening.

 

Past Events

2016 IDA CONFERENCE

October 26-29, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Visit AOGPE Booth 418

Academy Sponsored Reception | Thursday | October 27th

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Anaheim Room

2016 AOGPE FELLOW WEBINAR

Please note the change of date.

October 4, 2016 | Tuesday | Online 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

"Mind the Gap - the Gap Between Knowing and Doing"

Presenter: Jean Schedler, Ph.D., F/AOGPE

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Registration Fee: $25

Open to Fellows and Fellows-in-Training

2016 AOGPE Annual Conference

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

3405 Lenox Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30326

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Keynote: Laurie Cutting, Ph.D.

A copy of the presentation is not available. 

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor, Department of Special Education, College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Keynote: Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D.
A copy of the presentation is not available.
John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service Director, Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts University

 

2014 AOGPE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

April 2015 Conference Keynote Address Presentations

Guinevere Eden, Ph.D.

Director, Center for the Study of Learning (CSL)

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University Medical Center

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD G. EDEN'S PRESENTATION

Ken Pugh, Ph.D.

Director and President of Research, 

Senior Scientist Haskins Laboratories,

Yale University, New Haven, CT 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD K. PUGH'S PRESENTATION 

 

ACADEMY BOOKS

 

Dr. Orton's Notebook

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF YOUR PROFESSION'S HISTORY

 

bookDr. Orton's Notebook

Strephosymbolia:

A "Temporal Cross Section" of the theory of reading disabilities as of July 1925

 

This is a facsimile of a personal notebook by Dr. Samuel T. Orton, in his own hand and illustrated by his own neurological drawings. The Notebook contains seminal ideas more fully developed in his later work.

 

Dr. Orton's Notebook is enriched by the addition of original comments by Albert M. Galaburda, M.D. and Drake D. Duane, M.D, both distinguished contributors to our current understanding of dyslexia; their comments provide valuable insights.

 

The original Notebook was a gift to the Academy by Lucia R. Karnes, Ph.D., a co-founder and Honorary Fellow of the Academy. Its publication was made possible by the Ruth and Louis S. Harris Family Foundation.

 

Attractively produced and 32 pages in length, the price of the Notebook is $25 (which includes handling and shipping.) Proceeds from its sale will be used to support the Academy's Library in Amenia, NY, which is open for use by Academy members.

 

$25

Dyslexia Over the Lifespan

bookDyslexia Over the Lifespan:
"A Fifty-Five year Longitudinal Study"
Margaret Byrd Rawson

 

This longitudinal study of 56 boys, both dyslexic and nondyslexic, provides an answer which contradicts the old assumption that dyslexics are incapable of performing well in areas requiring language ability. For approximately 55 years, Mrs. Rawson has followed the educational and career development of boys from a private school, which was one of the first to have a school-wide program to detect and treat developmental language disabilities. In her own words, "Behind each statistic there is a person, and it is with these persons that such a study as this concerns itself."

 

The price of the book is $25 (which includes handling and shipping). Proceeds from this sale will be used to support the Academy’s Library in Amenia, NY, which is open for use by Academy members.

 

$25

ACADEMY NEWSLETTERS

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ONLINE APPLICATION

As of January 1, 2016, only online applications will be accepted by the Academy. Paper copies of applications and letters of support will not be accepted. Please contact the Academy office with questions.

 

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There is a scholarship available for the Academy's Spring 2017 Conference.

The Ruth Harris Professional Development Award

Scholarship application deadline is March 17, 2017

Scholarship Details:

THE RUTH HARRIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD 

The Ruth Harris Professional Development Award has been made possible by a grant from the Ruth and Louis Harris Family Foundation.

Purpose: The purpose of the Award is to facilitate the continuing professional development of Academy members as Orton-Gillingham practitioners. It does this by making it possible for qualified members to attend Academy conferences. The Award is to assist the qualifying Academy member in defraying costs associated with travel, accommodations, and conference fees.

Award Criteria: To be considered for the professional development award, and Academy member must be nominated by a Fellow in a one page letter of support recommending the nominee.

A nominee will be required to submit The Ruth Harris Professional Development Award Form (print from the link below), together with a one page resume. A nominee is encouraged to enclose a short statement as to why they should be considered for the award.

Recipients of awards will be notified by mail, and will be reimbursed upon submission of vouchered expenses. The amount of the award may vary, from year to year. Travel Awards will be available for the Academy Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, April 28-29, 2017. Applications must be into the Academy office no later than March 17, 2017. Notification will be emailed to the applicants by March 24, 2017.

Donations to this fund are welcomed. Contributions should be made out to the AOGPE, with a note specifying the Ruth Harris Professional Development Fund.

  

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