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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.

As a board of directors we plan and implement several events per year that are of interest to professionals in many fields, students, families and anyone with dyslexia. We disseminate a newsletter to our membership that includes updates on legislation both at the state and federal levels, school district -based research findings, as well as current news from the Ohio Department of Education. We provide training in “Experience Dyslexia”, a simulation developed by the Northern California branch of IDA. We also provide a list of qualified clinicians, tutors, and parent advocates for the Central Ohio region. Additionally, we disseminate information requested via several methods including social media. Our support of the community includes providing information to a number of resources available to families and educational professionals. Finally, we partner with related professional fields in hosting seminars for teachers, school psychologists, speech therapists, teachers, administrators, parents and persons with dyslexia.

As a branch of IDA we adhere to IDA’s mission that includes the belief “that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential, that individual learning abilities can be strengthened and that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed.

The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for people with dyslexia. We support and encourage interdisciplinary research. As part of IDA we facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research- based knowledge.”

We follow the purpose of IDA which is “to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write. . . In a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership. So that every individual has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated. ”

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Mike McGovern
International Dyslexia Association Central Ohio


Vendor Table Registration

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Dear Vendors: If you are interested in being a vendor at our conference there are two ways you can showcase your organization to the Dyslexia community.   you can purchases a table – This price will cover the cost of the table and include a light snack in the morning and in the afternoon. $75 for […]

Spring Conference – Executive Functions – Registration Now Open!

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IDA Central Ohio is pleased to announce our Spring Conference.   April 22, 2017   9:00am – 3:00pm.  Executive Functions: What are they, why are they important, and how can I help? Presented by Dr. Cheryl Chase Click Here to Register Share this page with your friends…

ALTA Ohio Chapter Presents: Multisensory Math Hands-On Instruction 2/25/17

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  Register Online:  Online registration closes and no refunds after February 17,2017 Questions?  Contact Blythe Wood at Share this page with your friends…

Hear School District Story – Children’s and Families’ Lives Changed – Watch Video

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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 […]

2017 General and Special Education Conference to be Held in Seattle – March 2017

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Seattle, Washington is the site for the 2017 General and Special Education Conference set for March 8-10, 2017.  It will be one of the largest education conferences offering full-day and two-day courses.  There will be 24, full-day courses offered at the conference by some of the “giants” in education.  Distinguished speakers include: Nancy Rappaport, MD, […]


What our society calls learning disabilities reflect natural variations in brain function that predict unexpected difficulty learning skills and concepts valued by the culture in which the individual is expected to perform (such as academic achievement, mechanical ability, etc.)  Such difficulty is neither correlated with intelligence nor generalized to all areas of learning.

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