The Southwest International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA), a nonprofit dedicated to providing information and resources for people with dyslexia, will host it’s Annual SWIDA Dyslexia Conference, February 23-24 at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, NM.

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Registration fees for attendees who register before Friday, Feb. 2, are as follows: $150 for IDA members, $175 for non-members. All registration fees will increase by $25 after Friday, Feb. 2.

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability which refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words. Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.

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-LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren,, (575) 527-5808