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Welcome to IDA Alabama


IDA Alabama is a state-level organization charged with carrying out the mission and goals of the International Dyslexia Association, and promoting activities related to dyslexia awareness, appropriate reading instruction, testing and tutoring information, and partnering with other organizations concerned with dyslexia in Alabama. IDA Alabama and IDA work to improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia through education, legislation, and services.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia.

IDA and its members are the leading resource for individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and educational professionals around the world. As both IDA Alabama and IDA are non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with dyslexia, we invite you to join our work and become a member of IDA and thus an affiliation with IDA Alabama.

As a member of IDA, you will receive regular information about managing dyslexia through monthly online publications, access to an international network of professionals in the field, discounts on conference fees and publications from our online store, quarterly journals, and affiliation with IDA Alabama, opening a gateway to a learning community of other individuals sharing our mission within your state. Please consider joining us in this worthy journey, until everyone can read.

Gladys Schaefer, M.Ed.
President
International Dyslexia Association
Alabama Branch

 


News & Updates

IDA, Alabama 2020 Rise to the Challenge Virtual Conference

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EXPANDED REGISTRATION!      Thank you so much for your overwhelming response! Please join the International Dyslexia Association of Alabama for the 2020 RISE TO THE CHALLENGE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Friday, October 16th, 2020                               8:00 am – 4:00 pm IDA, Alabama offers […]

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Reading War: Will It Ever End?

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The Hatfields and McCoys do not hold a candle to the two opposing sides of America’s very real and devastating reading war that has been waged for the past 40 or more years.  The dyslexia-destructive “Whole Language” (WL) camp remains deeply entrenched discounting for 20 years the science of reading findings of the National Reading […]

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Alabama Literacy Act and Dyslexia Services

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Governor Ivey signed the Alabama Literacy Act in June 2019 which mandates that all K-3 children in Alabama public schools be screened for literacy deficits including dyslexia.  Additionally, students who evidence characteristics of dyslexia as determined by the dyslexia screening must be provided with dyslexia-specific intervention. A literacy plan must be developed by the student’s […]

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Rise to the Challenge: IDA-AL 2019 Fall Conference

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The 2019  Rise to the Challenge: IDA-AL Fall Conference was a spectacular success! We were completely “sold out” and filled every possible seat with eager professionals, parents, and friends.  We enjoyed two full days of professional development, networking, and fellowship as we share ideas about dyslexia and how to help students rise to dyslexia challenges. […]

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Teachers Complete IMSLEC Accredited Training!

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Cohort 7 just completed their 2 year IMSLEC accredited training program provided by Shelton School through a contract with the Alabama State Department of Education.  This is the 7th group of teachers to complete this training in Alabama and we hope there will be many more!  See more….

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IDA-AL YouTube Channel

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IDA-AL has launched a new YouTube channel and will be posting recordings of conference sessions and webinars that may be helpful sources of professional development and information. The CODE REaD IDA Fall Conference recorded sessions will be uploaded soon!  Bookmark this YouTube channel and check back often. IDA.ALABAMA YouTube Channel

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