Presidents Letter

2014 SPRING EDITION NEWSLETTER “Teachers have the power to impact learning and make a difference in the lives of all their students. If you are a teacher, join other colleagues across the world by becoming well-trained in a multisensory structured language education approach.” This quote is from our website, and […]

Sign Up Now for Summer Teacher Trainings

2014 SPRING EDITION NEWSLETTER Summer is a perfect time for rest, relaxation—and adding skills to your teacher’s toolbox. Northern California will host several research-based multisensory structured language education (MSLE) training programs this summer, where you can learn how to systematically teach reading, writing, and spelling. This type of instruction is […]

Download IDA’s Guide to Dyslexia in the Classroom

2014 SPRING EDITION NEWSLETTER The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has produced a 15-page kit that provides a concise overview of signs and symptoms of dyslexia and useful strategies to help dyslexic students. Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know includes sections on the social and emotional facets […]

Meet Our New Board Members

2014 SPRING EDITION NEWSLETTER Congratulations to the four dedicated individuals who were elected in January to three-year terms of office. NCBIDA relies on board members to provide our programs and services. We are a true “working board,” and we thank them for their willingness to serve our Northern California community. […]

Experience Dyslexia® for a Powerful Professional Development Workshop

2014 SPRING EDITION NEWSLETTER What is it like to have dyslexia? NCBIDA’s learning disabilities simulation, Experience Dyslexia®, can give teachers a taste of the challenges dyslexic students face—and the emotional toll of school struggles. If your school is planning professional development activities for the coming academic year, tell them about […]

Task Force Survey

2014 SPRING EDITION NEWSLETTER The California Statewide Special Education Task Force is charged with recommending changes in how dyslexic and struggling readers are identified and taught in our public schools and how teachers are trained. Take a moment to make sure your voice is heard by completing the task force’s […]

Presidents Letter

2013 FALL EDITION NEWSLETTER NCBIDA is excited to kick off our new fall read-a-thon fundraiser called Readers Matter! Join other book lovers to raise funds to support dyslexia awareness and education. Instead of racing in a triathlon or running a marathon, you can read books through December 31st while supporters […]

“I Need Yu to Help”—One Mother’s Story

2013 FALL EDITION NEWSLETTER by Mary Kay DiMaggioMK DiMaggio Mom and Dab, I like skol. I like Ms.____. I do math gud, but I need yu to help so I can red betr. I luv you vare much. Filled with contempt, the second-grade teacher slid this letter across the table […]

Literate Nation California Coalition Needs You

2013 FALL EDITION NEWSLETTER Literate Nation California Coalition is spearheading a grassroots movement to change the public school system to ensure that all struggling readers receive research-based interventions from well-trained teachers. The statistics are alarming. Only 24 percent of California 8th graders are proficient readers on the Nation’s Report Card […]

Why Should We Call It Dyslexia?

2013 FALL EDITION NEWSLETTER by Nancy Redding, M.Ed. “In our school district, we do not use the term dyslexia, only reading disability.” “There is no such thing as dyslexia.” “Dyslexia is a vague term. We need a more specific diagnosis.” Ever heard any of these quotes? Chances are, if you […]