Register for the 2022 Fall Dyslexia Conference in Montgomery, Alabama!

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Register for Alabama’s 2022 Fall Dyslexia Conference Today!

When:   October 13 and October 14, 2022
WhereSt. James United Methodist Church, 9045 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36117

Join us for two days of learning, sharing, and fellowship. We are excited to have nationally recognized literacy expert Nancy Mather; national dyslexia leader, Josh Clark who is the Chair of IDA’s Board of Directors; and a variety of Alabama literacy experts joining us as we share ideas and best practices to support students with dyslexia.

You may pay by credit card, by check, or by purchase order.


On the registration screen, select the option to pay by check and have your business office send a request for a non-member invoice for $225 or a member invoice for $175 to:


Steve Hannum, IDA-AL Treasurer
2022 Rise to the Challenge Fall Reading Conference
2301 First Avenue North, Suite 102
Birmingham, Alabama 35203


Your business office will receive the needed invoice and you may bring the Purchase Order with you to the conference, or they may mail it to us at the above address.  Please call 256-990-5650 if you have any questions.



About Our Speakers

Dr. Nancy Mather

Dr. Nancy Mather is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology.

She specializes in the areas of assessment, reading, writing, and learning disabilities. She received her doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1985 in learning disabilities with minor areas of study in reading and school psychology. Other professional interest include adapting special education strategies to help general education teachers accommodate student diversity.

In addition, she is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson III and conducts research and training in its use. She has presented widely both nationally and internationally on assessment, instruction, and issues that affect service delivery for individuals with learning disabilities. Dr. Mather has written numerous articles and several books. She has co-authored with Dr. Sam Goldstein a book for parents entitled: “Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide for Helping Your Child Succeed in School” (Wiley, 1998) and a book for educators entitled: “Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: A Guide to Intervention and Classroom Management” (Paul Brookes, 2001). Most recently, she has co-authored with Dr. Lynne Jaffe, Woodcock-Johnson III: “Reports, recommendations, and strategies”, a book designed to help educators translate assessment results into meaningful instructional plans.


Josh Clark

Josh Clark is the Head of School at Landmark School in Beverly, Mass. He previously served as Head of The Schenck School in Atlanta, Ga. and the Bodine School in Memphis, Tenn. Josh began his career in education at Lausanne Collegiate School, an International Baccalaureate World School in Memphis, Tenn. where he served as an Assistant Head of the Middle School and a middle and high school English teacher for seven years. He is invoved with several professional organizations and currently serves as a trustee for the Southern Association of Independent Schools and Chair of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Josh is very interested in promoting the science of reading as a vehicle for education reform and social good. Josh and his wife, Melanie, also an educator, have two children, Rigby and Dalloway. When not working to further the cause of helping those with reading challenges, Josh loves to run, read, and travel.



Hotel Reservations/Conference Hotels


Click the link below to make a reservation at your desired hotel for our discounted rate.


Hampton Inn & Suites East Chase Conference Rate $129 plus tax. 
Discounted block rate will be held until 9/15/22.


Fairfield Inn & Suites East Chase Conference Rate $125 plus tax.  
Discounted block rate will be held until 9/28/22.