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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

Latest News

Upcoming free webinars!

13 November 2017

Brain-Based Writing Strategies Thu, Nov 16, 2017 9pm-10:30pmEST Presented by Bonnie Terry. Hosted by Southern California Tri-Counties Branch. Top Assistive […]

Books for kids about dyslexia

27 October 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

16 October 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

12 October 2017

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

New Jersey releases Dyslexia Handbook

12 October 2017

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

Free IDA webinars

05 October 2017

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

Dyslexia and vision therapy

05 October 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

04 September 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

29 September 2016

Let’s be honest, the whole word approach to reading does not work for all students. Instead of watching a percentage […]