Dyslexia Forum


The Diagnostic Center, Central California has provided assessment and trainings in the area of language and literacy disabilities for over 35 years. The DCC Dyslexia Forums were prompted by the creation and adoption of the California Department of Education’s Dyslexia Guidelines External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF). Each DCC Dyslexia Forum provides a "low to no cost" avenue for educators, parents and community members to access research or share innovations related to dyslexia, literacy assessment, instruction and intervention.

For more information contact: Jodie Dittmar or Gwen Deeter at 559-243-4047.


Vocabulary and Comprehension Strategies for Struggling Readers

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Location: Diagnostic Center Central - CDE, 1818 West Ashlan Avenue, Fresno, CA 93705 External link opens in new window or tab.

Phone: 559-243-4047

Registration: Register Online External link opens in new window or tab. ($25 before Oct. 15th or $35 after Oct. 15th)

Melanie Johnson
Lynn Givens M. Ed

The 2019-2020 DCC Dyslexia Forums are kicking off with a full day workshop on comprehension and vocabulary! This joint venture of the CDE Diagnostic Center, Central CA (DCC) and Focus on Unity in Education (FOUE) will bring Lynn Givens, author of Connect to Comprehension and other materials, to the central valley!

Ms. Givens is an experienced Orton Gillingham educator whose past experience includes teaching students with dyslexia at the Schenck School in Atlanta, as an instructor at Florida State University, and as Director of Intervention for the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), where she worked with Dr. Joseph Torgeson.

Lynn Givens, M.Ed brings experience and knowledge to a presentation of evidence based strategies and tools in vocabulary and comprehension. Expect an interactive workshop full of evidence based information to boost students’ vocabulary and comprehension, as well as updates in dyslexia, resources and even a raffle!