The International Dyslexia Association’s IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading define what all teachers of reading need to know and be able to do to teach all students to read proficiently. The IDA Standards were written for two main audiences: classroom educators and dyslexia specialists. IDA has written separate narratives for each audience. The IDA Standards serve as the basis for IDA’s credentialing activities, which include the review and accreditation of university and independent teacher training programs and certification of individuals. IDA began reviewing and accrediting teacher preparation programs for their alignment with the IDA Standards in 2012. These include programs for prospective teachers, dyslexia specialists, and dyslexia therapists. University reviews are conducted every other year; independent programs are reviewed periodically. The IDA website provides links to lists of university and teacher training programs accredited by the organization.
The Anne Ford Scholarship is granted to a graduating high school senior with a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD, who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall of 2018.
Developed by the Dyslexia Training Institute, Dyslexia for a Day: A Simulation of Dyslexia is a kit designed for use by individuals or groups of experienced teachers, teacher-training candidates, practitioners, immediate and extended family members, or anyone interested in learning more about dyslexia and what those with dyslexia often experience with reading, writing, and processing.
Noah Text is a specialized text font designed to help new readers, struggling readers, and those with dyslexia. The special text design increases both reading fluency and reading speed, allowing individuals to have a more relaxed reading experience.