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Looking for bookshelves and books!

We are looking for bookshelves in good condition for storage of our publications and books. Email vp@idaontario.com with photos if possible. As well, if you live in the Toronto area, please hold onto your used children’s book and current adult novels! We’ll be collecting them next year for distribution at […]

Upcoming free webinars!

Brain-Based Writing Strategies Thu, Nov 16, 2017 9pm-10:30pmEST Presented by Bonnie Terry. Hosted by Southern California Tri-Counties Branch. Top Assistive Technology to Support Grade 3-8 Readers Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3pm-4pm EST Presented by Mike Marotta. Hosted by Learning Ally and edWeb.net. Has Handwriting Become an Instructional Dinosaur? Handwriting […]

Dyslexia and vision therapy

An article published recently in the Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus concludes that “..the use of vision therapy has never been shown scientifically to be effective and may prevent the application of effective interventions during the critical period of development when reading disorders can best be remediated”.

California releases Dyslexia Guidelines

The State of California has recently released new Dyslexia Guidelines, which includes recommendations on pre-service training for teachers, screening and assessment for dyslexia and effective approaches for teaching children with dyslexia. The guidelines have embraced the term ‘structured literacy’ and the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading!