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CEDS 2018 Conference

In-person Event
Past Event

Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in the 2018 CEDS/LEDA conference! We look forward to seeing you at a future conference.

Call for Proposals

The Council for Educational Diagnostic Services (CEDS), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Louisiana Education Diagnosticians’ Association (LA-ED) are inviting proposals on assessment and evaluation related topics to present at a conference to be held from September 20 and September 21, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Proposal Guidelines. Please include the following in your proposal:

Cover Sheet: Include the title of the proposal and names, titles, address, e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers of the session leader and other participants.

Conference Program Description: 50 word description of the presentation.

Abstract: 300-500 words that include:

  • A statement of the issue and its relevance to the field
  • Objectives of the presentation
  • The prospective audience
  • Usefulness to practitioners
  • Type of presentation: lecture, demonstration, poster, workshop
  • Time requested: one, two or three hours

Deadline for proposals is May 1, 2018
Email proposals to

CEDS 2018 Conference Keynote Speakers

Tammy L. Stephens-Pisecco, Ph.D. is a Clinical Account Executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  She is an educational diagnostician and has worked as a special education teacher and a university professor.  Dr. Stephens-Pisecco is the coauthor of the Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP), a PSW model for SLD identification.  Research interests include:  Assessment practices, early intervention and RTI, and the impact of resilience on student academic and behavioral performance.

Virginia Gonzalez, M. Ed., CALT, is currently a dyslexia specialist in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. Virginia has served as the diagnostician for dyslexia in McAllen ISD for seven years assessing both monolingual and bilingual students. As a Certified Academic Language Therapist, she also provided teacher support for the district dyslexia programs for both English and Spanish speaking students. Virginia spent 5 years as the state dyslexia consultant where she coordinated the state project development for the “Texas Dyslexia Identification Academy.

Hotel Information

The conference hotel for the CEDS 2018 conference is the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans!

To receive the conference room rate of $129.00 per night you must reserve by September 6, 2018. You must call (504) 962-0500 and request "CEDS/LEDA 2018 conference code QEZ" to secure the conference rate. The conference rate will not be applied to reservations made online.

You can learn more about the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans online.

Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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