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IDA, Alabama 2020 Rise to the Challenge Virtual Conference

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 – […]


Reading War: Will It Ever End?

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 […]


Alabama Literacy Act and Dyslexia Services

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 […]


Rise to the Challenge: IDA-AL 2019 Fall Conference

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 […]


Teachers Complete IMSLEC Accredited Training!

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….


IDA-AL YouTube Channel

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