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.
Sonya Yates, CALT, NBCT
International Dyslexia Association
News & Updates
The Alabama State Department of Education recently announced 2021 Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training opportunities that will begin this summer for interested Alabama teachers. Up to 25 Alabama teachers will be able to join the MSLE training provided by Shelton School which has been provided by the ALSDE since 2010. Up to 12 Alabama […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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….
We’re on YouTube, and we’re so glad to have YOU join us! IDA-Alabama recently launched our YouTube channel. It’s jam-packed with resources for educators, parents, and those interested in learning more about dyslexia. We’re ready to create conversations around dyslexia that educate, uplift, and empower, and we’re glad that you are taking this journey with […]
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