Sonnets and Science: Literacy and the Reading Brain

Welcome to the
TCB Spring Conference

IDA, Tri-Counties Branch Annual Conference

Printable Brochure PDF

A message from MaryAnn

Applicable for All Learners

A conference promoting greater understanding of
Literacy and Learning issues for parents, teachers, and other educators

Saturday February 26, 2022


– Use your own computer/device screen

Special Thanks

We wish to thank our generous sponsors for this conference::

  • The Jeannette C. McIntyre & Frederick Lask McIntyre Trust Fund - above platinum sponsor
  • The City of Riverside - above platinum sponsor
  • Wilson Language - platinum sponsor
  • Institute for Multi-Sensory Education – platinum sponsor
  • Slingerland Literacy Institute - general sponsor


So CA Tri-Counties Branch
Mission Statement

The So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association endeavors to bring researchers and relevant literacy topics to the public and to share information regarding literacy, including dyslexia, via media, personal contact, and events focused on literacy



Exhibits will be open during registration from 12 to 12:50pm
and again during the afternoon break.

12-12:50 pm


Registration and exhibits


Introduction to conference begins


1 pm

Conference begins


2:30 pm

Conference break


3 - 3:30 pm

Q and A with Dr. Wolf


3:30 - 4 pm
Speakers on Structured Literacy

• Regina Richards, general introduction

• Cathy Johnson, regarding University of La Verne

• Amy Gulley, IMSE (Institute for Multisensory Education)

• Marianne Cintron, the Orton-Gillingham program

• Rachel Reyna – Learning Ally


Dr. Maryanne Wolf


KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Dr. Wolf is an educator and neuroscientist who studies how the brain learns to read and what happens when a young brain can’t learn to read easily. She is currently the Director at the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She is the acclaimed author of“Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the child and literacy around the world” and “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital World”. Her scholarly work has led to the development of diagnostic tools and reading intervention curricula Maryanne is a scholar, a teacher and a fantastic advocate for child and literacy around the world. She is also a fantastic speaker! For more information, refer to Eventbrite and the brochure.

Conference Fees & Registration

Mail In Form

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Mail In your registration, you must make sure that it is received by the dated listed for either Early Bird or Regular Registration.

Early Bird Registration
ALL Registration

Online Registration

Early Bird Registration closes
Friday February 25, 2022 at 11:45 pm

Day of Event Registration

Online Registration

IDA Members $130
Non-members $170
Students in teacher training program $85


Online Begins at 8 am on Saturday February 26, 2022 and ends at 11:30 am on Friday, March 4, 2022

Scholarships Available


Scholarships are available to IDA/ TCB members.
Value of scholarship is 50% of the applicable rate

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The scholarship will be 50% of the appropriate registration rate.

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