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The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

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The IDA Ontario Branch is committed to informing, educating and supporting individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. It is a condition resulting in difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading and spelling.
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-- Adopted by the Board of Directors: November 12, 2002

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.

2014 EVENTS:

NEW:  Parent Workshop in Kingston

NEW:  Speaker Series Event

Do you want to register for a workshop and take advantage of MEMBER prices?   Teachers and Parents may now JOIN IDA for only $45.00/year.

Become a member here

PRESS RELEASE: ONBIDA successful at Supreme Court of Canada in Moore v British Columbia (Ministry of Education)
ONBIDA thanks Rahool Agarwal, Chris Cummins and Rowan Weaver - lawyers from law firm Norton Rose Canada LLP who represented ONBIDA at the Supreme Court of Canada


10th Annual Literacy & Learning Conference: October 18, 2014

More information to come soon!  Mark the Date

Keynote session handouts: Dr. Eric Tridas (Conference 2013)

Dyslexia, ADHD and Anxiety: The Perfect Storm

The Imperfect Solutions

Below are links to webinars recommended by keynote speaker Suzanne Carreker (Conference 2012):

http://library.readingteachersnetwork.org/webinars/analyzing-spelling-list

http://library.readingteachersnetwork.org/webinars/five-spelling-rules

http://library.readingteachersnetwork.org/webinars/what-do-they-know-about-words-transitions-childrens-spelling

http://library.readingteachersnetwork.org/lessonets/oral-language-and-listening-comprehension-lesson-using-literature

For more activities, conference attendees can log onto www.neuhaus.org and enter Reading Teachers Network.  Look in the section called Reading Instruction for lists of other activities.

We hope to see you at future events!





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