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:
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
(8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Saturday, November 7, 2020
(8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Lunch on your own.

Register for 02/04/2020 Course Online

Register for 11/07/2020 Course Online

Girl Scout of North Tx Building
6001 Summerside Drive
Dallas, TX 75252

Note that this is not on the Shelton campus.

Cost: $300

Enrollment is limited, so register early to reserve your spot. 

Registration will close on January 31, 2020 for the February 4th class and November 4th, 2020 for the November 7th class.