WTAMU 9th Annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture Goes Online


Tammye Jackson, [email protected], 806-651-8240

CANYON, Texas —The Ninth Annual Helen Piehl Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the WT Distinguished Lecture Series and WT Center for Learning Disabilities, will feature Dr. Eric Tridas as the keynote speaker from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 26, delivering a message on “FEAR: Reading, Attention, and Executive Functions.” This year’s event will be free, open to the public, and completely online. Attendance can provide Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) continuing education credit for academic language therapists.

In his lecture, Dr. Tridas will discuss general strategies to manage dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety and executive functions, among other topics.

Dr. Tridas serves as the medical director of the Tridas Center for Child Development, the president of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Consultants, and a clinical associate professor in Pediatrics at the University of South Florida. Additionally, he serves as the State Medical Director for Pediatric Health Choice-Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Facilities (PPEC) and helped found Tridas, LLC, which developed an application for web-based structured interviews of caregivers and teachers called the Tidas eWriter. He has delivered lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as dyslexia, learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, and executive functions.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Parents, students and professionals not seeking ALTA Continuing Education, should use the following registration link: https://apps.wtamu.edu/forms/cldreg.php

For those seeking ALTA Continuing Education, use the following registration link: https://wtamu.catalog.instructure.com/browse/center-for-learning-disabilities

The annual Helen Piehl lecture and its support from the WT Distinguished Lecture Series demonstrate WT’s belief that education could and should lead to the improvement of the human condition and that learning should be for the many rather than the few, which is one of the key principles in WT’s generational plan WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

About WTAMU’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series was created to enhance education in the classroom by inviting people of national prominence to speak to WTAMU students and the community about important issues. For more information, please visit,