2018 Fall Edition

President’s Letter

Back-to-school brings fresh faces ready to learn. IDA Northern California offers many opportunities to meet these eager minds. October is Dyslexia Awareness month, so celebrate by attending our branch’s AB 1369 Panel Discussion at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley. Also, you can host an Experience Dyslexia® simulation at your school to spread the […]

Register Now for Dyslexia and AB 1369

In 2017 the California Department of Education released Dyslexia Guidelines, as mandated by AB 1369, the “dyslexia bill” passed in 2015. Now schools are seeking ways to implement recommendations to identify and help children with this learning difference as early as kindergarten. Administrators, teachers, parents, and the community are invited […]

UCSF Dyslexia Center Tackles Early Screening for Dyslexia

An unfortunate fact of life for children with dyslexia is that, at this point in time, they are unlikely to receive the interventions they need until they fall behind their peers. That is why the California Department of Education Dyslexia Guidelines, published in August 2017 as a result of passage […]

Updates to Experience Dyslexia®

A year ago, IDA Northern California made some changes to its popular dyslexia simulation, Experience Dyslexia®. The six station activities remain the same, but the supporting materials were reformatted and edited to enhance the learning experience. Changes include new questions for the station leaders to ask participants, a handout that […]