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Screening for Dyslexia: A Shelton Workshop

Laure Ames, Ph.D., LPC-S
Director, The Shelton Evaluation Center

In response to the passage of Texas HB1886 requiring all students in kindergarten and 1st grade to be screened for dyslexia, Shelton will offer a one-day workshop on screening for dyslexia.

Who Should Attend:
Any professional who is working to identify dyslexia, including principals, SPED Directors, 504 Coordinators, curriculum and instruction coordinators, literacy directors, and Dyslexia Therapists.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • The definition of dyslexia as it applies to identification
  • The biological basis of dyslexia
  • The early warning signs of dyslexia
  • The characteristics of dyslexia in early elementary grades
  • The Texas laws governing the identification of dyslexia
  • The PEIMS data and the cost to society and the individual
  • What should be included in a screening versus an evaluation
  • What a Shelton screening would look like and what a Shelton evaluation would look like
  • The types of universal screeners available and how they work
  • How to go beyond scores when identifying dyslexia
  • What scores look like in actual batteries of testing
  • What dyslexia sounds like in recordings of dyslexic readers
  • What accommodation plan and remediation is recommended once a student is identified with dyslexia
CEUs: ALTA has approved 8 contact hours of CEU credit for this event.

Questions? Contact Laure Ames, Ph.D., LPC-S at


Available Options:

  • Option 1 - Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Option 2 - Dr. Ames is available to come to your school or district for training.

 If you are interested in private training with a minimum of 10 participants, please contact 

Registration will close on
January 26, 2024