Welcome to IDA Central Ohio!
The International Dyslexia Association of Central Ohio’s main mission includes promoting and disseminating research-based knowledge about effective teaching methods for all students in K-12 schools, as well as in other types of settings; increasing awareness of dyslexia and related learning difficulties; and assisting all professionals who work with persons who have dyslexia, students and persons with dyslexia, and their families, until all can read. To read this message in it’s entirety, click here.
2017 International Dyslexia Association recipient for the
Branch Excellence Award for Program and Community Outreach.
How to Counter Vision-Based Claims about Dyslexia “Cures”
Dyslexia experts and advocates are relentlessly dogged by claims that a miraculous discovery, invention, or product will “cure” dyslexia—which the claimants often blame on some sort of vision-related cause. Like the proverbial bad penny that invariably turns up, these claims and explanations are among dyslexia’s many whack-a-mole myths that never seem to die! You really need to read this!
Structured Literacy – We hear that phrase a lot these days.
Check out this info graphic to learn about it. What is structured literacy?
Why Is Structured Literacy Missing From So Many Teacher Programs?
If your child is in an Orton-Gillingham (OG) tutoring program or in a school utilizing OG, or if you are at all familiar with the IDA’s list of accredited university reading programs, you have probably wondered why OG training isn’t a part of more teacher training programs for future reading teachers, specialists, and early grades teachers. The answer to that question is a bit complex but there are three big issues that boil down to how, where, and by whom OG and other reading programs were developed. Why is structured literacy missing from so many teacher programs?
Do You Know Which Indicators Explain Intervention Effectiveness Most Reliably? Read this!
Tips To Overcome Conflict in Special Education.
The following tips will help advocates, families, and educational professionals benefit from the knowledge gained from each perspective. The goal is for everyone involved to understand as much as possible about the child in order to assess how each participant can best address the educational needs of the child. Fifteen tips
IDA Central Ohio and IDA Northern Ohio are teaming up for a combined conference with
Dr. David Kilpatrick Ph.D on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
(Please note the conference will be held at North Central State College 75 Mansfield Ave, Shelby, OH 44875)
Dr. David Kilpatrick, Ph.D Bio
David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is associate professor of psychology for the State University of New York, College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success.
(be sure to register by April 7, 2018, fees will increase on April 8th and lunch will not be included. we must have our final lunch counts in by this date)
Please “save the date” for another Kendra Gives Back night at the Kendra Scott Store at Easton Town Center – Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5-8pm. Sips and sweets will be provided. Please join us for a night of shopping, socializing and giving back to IDA Central Ohio. Share this page with your […]
IDA Central Ohio is happy to introduce a wonderful line of jewelry celebrating Dyslexia! These unique pieces are inspired by the letters p q b d and are symbolic of dyslexia. It is a myth that dyslexics read backwards. Rather than a visual issue, their tendency to reverse words and letters is part of the […]
American Public Media (APM) recently featured a podcast about schools failing kids with dyslexia. According to APM’s site, “There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn to read, and a federal law that’s supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help. But across the country, public schools are denying children proper […]
Check out this article published in The Economist about education reform and preparing teachers. To view the article, click here. Share this page with your friends…
Welcome The International Dyslexia Association of Central Ohio’s main mission includes promoting and disseminating research-based knowledge about effective teaching methods for all students in K-12 schools, as well as in other types of settings; increasing awareness of dyslexia and related learning difficulties; and assisting all professionals who work with persons who have dyslexia, students and persons […]
Hear the story of a school district that changed the lives of students & families by teaching all students how to read in the way their brain learns. The results are fantastic. School district personnel detail their new identification methods, early literacy strategies and astounding results achieved with all K-3 students. It is a story […]
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