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Registration is now open for the 2024 IDA-Florida Annual Conference!

Join us at the beautiful Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld for an immersive two-day event dedicated to enhancing literacy education. The Paving the Pathway to Literacy: Partnering with Professionals and Parents conference offers an excellent opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate, paving the way for improved literacy outcomes.

Registration fee includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch and access to all sessions, poster sessions, and table talks. Cash bar will be open for Friday night’s event. Participants may choose to attend parts of the conference but must pay full conference price.

Session topics will include:

  • Structured literacy
  • Learning Ally
  • Writing, spelling, orthography, morphology
  • Dyslexia simulation
  • Understanding evaluations and reports
  • Navigating the public school system for optimal collaboration
  • Harnessing the power of games
  • Everyday Math
  • Supporting social emotional needs
  • Parent and teacher resources
  • ADHD
  • Executive Functioning

We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching event!

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 4th

Registration is from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with poster exhibits, table talks, and exhibit hall.

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00-8:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Gil Gershoni, founder of Dyslexic Design Thinking, sponsored by The Bridge at The Christ School.

Saturday, October 5th

Registration and breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m.

8:45-9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker Adrianna Swearingen, the 2024 Florida Teacher of the Year

10:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Sessions, lunch, and exhibit hall

Hotel Accommodations at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Special conference hotel room rates are available at the link below. Total cost per night with taxes and fees is $223.88.

Please click on the link for more details.

Book your room soon to take advantage of the discounted rate!


The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia. The purpose of the IDA is to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write…in a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership, so every individual has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated.      

IDA-Florida’s vision is that students in Florida will receive Structured Literacy instruction, provided by effective teachers, who understand the Science of Reading. Our mission is that IDA-FL will be the state leader in the awareness and dissemination of current knowledge, research, and resources regarding dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. We will provide guidance, based on the Science of Reading, that informs appropriate assessment, Structured Literacy instruction, and intervention. This information will be available to all stakeholders, including children and adults with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and related professionals.

We invite you to JOIN OUR MISSION to serve those whose lives are impacted by dyslexia and related learning challenges.

IDA Launches 75th Anniversary Edition of Perspectives

Exciting news! The International Dyslexia Association proudly presents the highly anticipated 75th Anniversary Edition of Perspectives on Language and Literacy. This milestone publication offers invaluable insights into Structured Literacy, a crucial aspect of modern literacy instruction. Within its pages, readers will find contributions from leading experts in the field, providing comprehensive perspectives on the importance and practical application of Structured Literacy instruction.

As literacy practices evolve, it’s essential for educators, parents, and stakeholders to stay informed and equipped with the latest research and methodologies. This anniversary edition serves as a beacon of knowledge, guiding readers through the intricacies of Structured Literacy and empowering them to foster literacy success for all learners.

Whether you’re a seasoned educator or a concerned parent, this edition of Perspectives promises to deepen your understanding of literacy instruction and inspire positive change in educational practices. Join us in celebrating this milestone and explore the transformative power of Structured Literacy. For more information and to view our resource website today at

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The Reading Comprehension Blueprint: The Why, The What & A Bit of the How! with Nancy Hennessey

In each episode of Reading Road Trip from IDA Ontario, host and classroom teacher, Kate Winn, explores evidence-based literacy instruction with a fabulous guest. From researchers and authors to educators and advocates, they’re all sharing practical ideas that can be implemented now in your class, school or district!

Check out S2 E8: Dyslexia Facts, Myths and Strategies with Dr. Jack Fletcher! Kate chats with Dr. Jack Fletcher, unpacking all things dyslexia: Risk factors and prevention, dyslexia vs dysteachia, instructional tips, wait-to-fail, and dyslexia myths and misconceptions.

Join IDA!

By joining our organization, you will be in the company of the world’s foremost researchers, teachers, professionals, and parents dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and those that support them. Your membership will not only give you exclusive access to this extraordinary community but will also help support Structured Literacy teacher preparation and training required to help thousands of children in the years to come.

Visit the International Dyslexia Association Homepage

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a language-based specific learning disability, that is neurobiological in origin. It affects the phonological component of language. Characteristics include difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, spelling, and decoding abilities. Students with dyslexia require Structured Literacy instruction, based on the Science of Reading. Click on What is Dyslexia above for a complete definition and more information.

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