Welcome to ONBIDA!
The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is committed to providing information, support and advocacy for individuals with dyslexia, their families and educators in Ontario. We hope the many resources on this website are helpful in giving you a better understanding of dyslexia, the importance of early identification and effective intervention and other ways to support a child or adult with dyslexia.
Liisa Freure, President, ONBIDA
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”.
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!
Let’s be honest, the whole word approach to reading does not work for all students. Instead of watching a percentage […]
Elaine Keenan, president of ONBIDA, and Keith Gray, founder of Dyslexia Canada give a voice to the struggles of Dyslexic […]
Overcoming Dyslexia: What does it take? Despite claims to the contrary, empirical research has identified the characteristics of instruction […]
Summer Training Course for Educators Orton-Gillingham Training – Level 1 Foundations of Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE). The course is […]