Reading in the City

The 2020 Conference is Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that we will not be able to hold Reading in the City 2020 this year. Our board held out hope that the tides would turn and considered many variables in making this decision. Although we will miss seeing you all, we hope you will register for the IDA 2020 Virtual Conference on November 13-14th!


Although she won’t be presenting this year, click below to learn more about Peg Dawson, Ed.D!

Peg Dawson

Executive Skills Coaching – What Parents Should Know

Click here for an article by Dr. Peg Dawson

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP, received her doctorate in school/ child clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She worked as a school psychologist for 16 years, and since 1992 has worked at the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in Portsmouth, NH. She has many years of organizational experience at the state, national, and international level, and served in many capacities, including president, of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of topics. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written several books for parents and professionals on the topic of executive skills, including Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens. Peg is the 2006 recipient of the National Association of School Psychologists’ Lifetime Achievement Award.


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“Dyslexia is a different brain organization that needs different teaching methods. It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

—MARYANNE WOLF, Director, Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts University

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