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Click on the titles below to view our previous Lunch & Learn webinars! 

Webinar #1 (April 10, 2021):

Dyslexia and Structured Literacy: What Every Parent (and Teacher) Should Know

Presented by E. Judith Cohen, Ed.D.

Webinar #4 (July 10, 2021):

Assistive Technology Tips for Dyslexia

Presented by Katie Larew (DiDia), M. Ed., ATP, CDP

Owner @Assistive Technology Tools for Dyslexia

Have you heard about Assistive Technology, but wondered where to begin? This presentation will include an overview of Assistive Technology, built in accessibility tools, and tips to support implementing Assistive Technology.

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.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the IDA!

Visit the International Dyslexia Association Homepage

Branch Vision and Mission

Vision: ALL students in Florida will receive Structured Literacy instruction, provided by effective teachers, who understand the Science of Reading.

Mission: 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.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has launched the premier Dyslexia Digital Library at!

The Dyslexia Digital Library houses an extensive collection of IDA’s most informative articles, fact sheets, infographics, and videos organized in a searchable, user-friendly site that also includes frequently asked questions and trending topics. Families can learn strategies to help them advocate for their child with dyslexia, reading teachers can find guidance on applying the principles of Structured Literacy in their classrooms, researchers can review the work of their peers—these are just a few examples of how to use the library.

This free resource, funded in part by a generous donation from the Georgia Branch of IDA, will continue to grow with new content and new features in the days ahead. “Globally, it is estimated that between 5-10% of the population experience dyslexia, which equates to around 700 million people worldwide, says CEO Sonja Banks. “As an organization, we are committed to helping everyone who struggles to read by provided the tools and resources individuals, educators, and researcher need until everyone can read.”

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.

Do You Think You Might Have Dyslexia?

Take a brief 10 question self-assessment.








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