2017 Fall Edition

President’s Message

I hope the summer season has left you feeling relaxed and ready to jump into the start of school with renewed vigor. There is much to get excited about this fall! California’s Department of Education has issued its official Dyslexia Guidelines, which are an outgrowth of the passage of AB 1369. […]

October Event with Dr. Margie Gillis

The Science of Teaching Reading: What Students with Dyslexia Need to Learn and Why Co-sponsored by the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NorCal IDA) and the Children’s Health Council (CHC) When and Where: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 am-3:00 pm (check-in begins at 8:30 am, catered lunch […]

State Dyslexia Guidelines Are Now Available

In mid-August, the California Department of Education published long-awaited dyslexia guidelines designed to assist regular and special education teachers and parents in identifying, assessing, and supporting students with dyslexia. This achievement resulted from the 2015 passage of AB 1369, which created a Work Group to help develop guidelines for students with […]

A Big Year for Teacher Training Scholarships

This summer, NorCal IDA awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarship support to nine teachers who enrolled in summer structured literacy programs. Scholarships are given for programs that are accredited by the International Dyslexia Association. Programs must also include a practicum that allows trainees to apply what they learn during […]