Indiana Psychological Association - Event Information

Event Name:Jan. 2020 Webinar: Anna Merrill, Ph.D, HSPP & Joseph Risch, M.A., BCBA: Identifying Dyslexia and Navigating Educational Resources
Event Type(s):CE Events


IPA 2020 Webinar Series
Identifying Dyslexia and Navigating Educational Resources
Anna Merrill, Ph.D., HSPP & Joseph Risch, M.A., BCBA
1.0 Hour of Category I CE credit

Friday, January 31st, 2020 at Noon

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Presentation Description

This presentation will explore the definition of specific learning disabilities, and specifically dyslexia. This will include a review of article 7, response to intervention, and individualized education programs. The presentation will also provide an overview of school requirements regarding the new law related to dyslexia including information on the screening process and recommended approaches used during the intervention for students falling below benchmark.

Learning Objectives
By completing this program, participants will able to:
1.           Recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia
2.           Summarize terminology related to dyslexia related services in schools
3.           Explain differences in school programs to families
4.           Utilize resources for families and clinicians to better understand current legislation around dyslexia in Indiana


Presenter: Anna Merrill, Ph.D, HSPP 

Dr. Anna Merrill is a psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities as well as other social, learning, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Merrill provides diagnostic evaluations and intervention services. In both individual and group therapy settings, Dr. Merrill works with individuals to enhance social skills, reduce challenging behaviors, and support independent living skills. In addition, Dr. Merrill has a background in school psychology and supporting academic success in the classroom.

Presenter: Joseph Risch, M.A., BCBA

Joseph Risch has been with the Indiana’s Department of Education serving as the state’s authorized reading specialist trained in dyslexia since June of 2018. Prior to this Joseph was a special education teacher for nine years and a special education instructional coach with the Indiana University School of Medicine for two year. 

Special Note to Conference Attendees
The Indiana Psychological Association (IPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Indiana Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Indiana State Psychology Board and Indiana Behavioral Health Board:
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for psychologists.
  • IPA is an approved provider of Category I continuing education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LMFTA, LCAC and LAC.
Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.
Please note that APA rules require that credit be given only to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving early will not receive CE credits.  Partial credit cannot be given.
Licensees who attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation form will receive a CE certificate via email.
Registration Fees
IPA New, Premier, Platinum, and Emeritus-Practicing Members - $0
IPA Basic, Emeritus-Retired, and Student Members - $15
Non-Members - $30


Event Date:1/31/2020
Event Time:12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location:Live Webinar
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