In addition to offering valuable information about dyslexia and its characteristics, this handbook provides information on assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas, and a vast array of resources.
Further, the handbook contains information that will be useful throughout a child’s life, from elementary school through college. The degree of difficulty a child with dyslexia has with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the child receives.
It is crucial to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia so that a child can be evaluated early and obtain the appropriate instruction and accommodations he or she needs to succeed in school.
We encourage you to share this handbook. The more families we can inform, the more children we can help!
OUR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN Streaming Now
OUR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN is a film about a group of parents who took on their local school district and have worked together to implement a nationally recognized early literacy program.
From the filmmakers: “OUR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN tells the story of how a group in Central Ohio took on their school district to affect change for their dyslexic children. They formed a partnership with the district and now work shoulder to shoulder to deliver the nationally recognized early literacy program they built together. This film was made to offer a roadmap for parents to advocate on behalf of all children.”
The film premiered on Thursday, May 21st, and is now available to stream through the OUR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN YouTube channel here.
Join the conversation about the movie on Twitter @OurDyslexicChildren
Helpful Resources for Home Teaching
IDA NorCal sees the profound impact COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having on our global educational community. In particular, we recognize the challenges and uncertainties families of dyslexic students may be facing because of California school closures. We also realize the amount of on-line resources being offered to help support at-home learning may feel overwhelming, particularly to parents and caregivers of students with dyslexia. We are therefore sharing a link to Helpful Resources for Home Teaching, Learning and Fun. We believe this list developed by Literacy How, includes expert resources and ideas for appropriate at-home learning. Stay safe and be well.
Note from our President
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!
International Dyslexia Association –
Northern California (IDA NorCal)
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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