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:
Saturday, November 16, 2019
(8:30 am - 5:30 pm)
Lunch on your own.

Register for 11/16/2019 Online

17301 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252 (map & info)

Note that this is not on the Shelton campus. It is the former State Farm campus.

Cost: $250 (Materials cost is $50.)

Registration will close on January 29, 2019 for the February 5th class.