IDA Ontario Blog

Books for kids about dyslexia

October 27, 2017

Chapters-Indigo has selected “Top 10” books for kids about dyslexia. Check them out here!

Free Webinar: Dyslexia: Applying New Research to Our School Practices

October 16, 2017

This edWebinar will present the latest research findings by Dr. Nadine Gaab and Dr. John Gabrieli on the importance of identifying students with dyslexia across all grades.

Families needed for SickKids research study

October 12, 2017

Families needed for SickKids Hospital (Toronto) research study on the genetics of reading disabilities…

New Jersey releases Dyslexia Handbook

October 12, 2017

New Jersey’s Dept. of Education has released a Dyslexia Handbook

Free IDA webinars

October 5, 2017

Check out the free archived webinars at the International Dyslexia Association (Baltimore) website….

Dyslexia and vision therapy

October 5, 2017

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

September 4, 2017

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!

Free Webinar: How IDA Standards Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students

September 29, 2016

Let’s be honest, the whole word approach to reading does not work for all students. Instead of watching a percentage of the class struggle, let’s look at well documented,research based, […]

Undiagnosed and misunderstood, students with dyslexia face stigma and shame

September 12, 2016

Elaine Keenan, president of ONBIDA, and Keith Gray, founder of Dyslexia Canada give a voice to the struggles of Dyslexic people in Canada in the article by By Kas Roussy, CBC […]

Overcoming Dyslexia – Free Webinar

August 25, 2016

Overcoming Dyslexia: What does it take?   Despite claims to the contrary, empirical research has identified the characteristics of instruction that help students overcome their reading difficulties. In this second in […]