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Teaching Teachers & Empowering Parents

Welcome to the International Dyslexia Association of Northern California. We are committed to providing you with information about dyslexia through our website resources. IDA Northern California is notable for our powerful dyslexia simulation, Experience Dyslexia®. This simulation has led to greater awareness of dyslexia across the country and around the world. Please browse our website to learn more!


Cawley Carr
International Dyslexia Association
Northern California Branch


Featured Event

Making Math Real: The Clinically Prescriptive Methodology for Students with Math LD

Join us in Berkeley on March 4th for this one-day seminar with David Berg. You will learn about the research from neurobiology and cognitive science that supports teaching methods that empower educators to be clinically prescriptive for all students with math LD. This workshop is for all educators of students from kindergarten through community college. Register here.

  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability with 15-20% of the population showing symptoms of dyslexia. Learn More
  • It is a language-based learning disability and is not related to intelligence– plenty of very bright people have dyslexia.
  • There are many successful people with dyslexia such as Henry Winkler, Caitlyn Jenner (previously known as Bruce Jenner), Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Schwab.
  • IDA has established standards for teachers of reading. These research-based standards are helpful for all and critical for students with dyslexia.


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