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National Commission on Writing
Important Information for Educators
Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
The International Dyslexia Association is pleased to announce a major new document entitled Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. The document will serve as our guide in endorsing programs that prepare teachers of reading and/or programs that specialize in preparing teachers to work with students who have reading difficulties and disabilities. One of IDA’s long term goals is to inform the public regarding the knowledge base required for skilled reading instruction. Another is to define the specific teaching capabilities that should characterize any person responsible for teaching students with dyslexia and related reading difficulties, and to identify programs that meet the standards.
We invite you to review the document and we hope that you will partner with us in promoting high standards for comprehensive and rigorous training of teachers. Click here to view the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
Scientifically Based Research & Reading Instruction
What is Scientifically Based Research?-- a guide for educators from the National Institute for Literacy
Accommodating Students with Dyslexia in All Classroom Settings -- an IDA fact sheet
Multisensory Structured Language Teaching -- an IDA fact sheet
Orton-Gillingham-based and Multisensory Level Approaches to Education -- an IDA fact sheet
Recommended Reading for Professionals -- an IDA fact sheet
At Risk Students and the Study of a Foreign Language -- an IDA fact sheet
The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia -- Wired, 2011
The Impact of Dyslexia on Mathematics
The Difference Between a Learning Disorder and Learning Disability
Please also visit our Resources section for additional listings of books and articles!