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Dyslexia Guidelines Released by the California Department of Education

In 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. The complete guidelines are available on the California Department of Education website.

Parents, schools, educators and professionals, learn much more here.

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

Fall Workshop: The Science of Teaching Reading

Join us as we welcome Dr. Margie Gillis, president of Literacy How, Inc., to the Bay Area for our Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Palo Alto. This workshop is great for teachers, specialists, parents and administrators. Click here to register and to learn more.


  • 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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