IDA Austin’s 2024 Conference

🌟 Join us for the biggest IDA Austin event of the year! 🌟

We are thrilled to present our 26th Annual Conference featuring Keynote Presenters, Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D., and Dr. Cheryl Chase. This event is hosted by the International Dyslexia Association and will take place on February 17, 2024, at The Norris Center in San Antonio.


Cheryl Chase, Ph.D.

Cheryl Chase, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She specializes in the diagnostic and neuropsychological assessment that impact children – young adults: ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disorders, and emotional concerns. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Chase also leads workshops on such timely topics as executive functioning, differentiated instruction, and creative ways to support those who struggle in school.

Dr. Chase is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the International Dyslexia Association, and the Learning Disabilities Association. She has devoted her career to helping children reach their fullest potential.

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.

Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. is the author and founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute. She is a national speaker, advocate and expert witness for students and their families. Dr. Kelli has studied multiple Dyslexia Structured Word Inquiry (SWI), the Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach, Lindamood-Bell, RAVE-O and Read Naturally. She co-created and produced “Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia,” as well as writing the well-received books, Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System, Dyslexia & Spelling: Making Sense of it All and The Adult Side of Dyslexia.

Dr. Kelli earned a Doctorate in Literacy with a specialization in dyslexia from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. Her love of language led her to earn an additional MA degree in Linguistics from San Diego State University as well as a TESOL certificate from UC San Diego.