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, February 21, 2020

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 Feb. 10th or $35 after Feb. 10th)

Melanie Johnson
Lynn Givens M. Ed

Attendees of the DCC Dyslexia Forum will be happy to hear the previously planned event with Lynn Givens, M.Ed. has been rescheduled! This joint venture of the CDE Diagnostic Center, Central (DCC) and Focus on Unity in Education (FOUE) will be a full day on comprehension and vocabulary, as well as dyslexia related updates.

Presenter, Lynn Givens, M.Ed. is an experienced educator and author of several materials, including Connect to Comprehension. She is an 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.

Anyone interested is welcome to join us for an interactive workshop rich with evidence-based information to boost students' vocabulary and comprehension! Register before February 10th for $25 ($35 after February 10th).