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Join an amazing organization, receive an outstanding resource, and be prepared to join our book study series that will begin in November. TOGETHER, we can make a positive difference in the lives of students with dyslexia throughout Florida and beyond.

The IDA Florida Branch would like to thank EVERYONE who made our webinar series, “Dyslexia: Lighting the Path to Literacy,” a success.

♥ A BIG thank you to our AMAZING presenters:

  • Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan
  • Laura Stewart
  • Stacey Leitzel
  • Jesse Steif
  • Cassandra Murphy Atkins

♥ A BIG thank you to our GENEROUS sponsors:

Decoding Dyslexia Florida
Brookes Publishing Don’t forget to visit and use the promo code FLIDA20 to save 20% through 11/30/20.

♥ A BIG thank you to all the WONDERFUL participants who registered and attended each session!

*Did you register, but could not attend? Check your email for links to the session recordings.

BOOK STUDY: Equipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick - IDA Georgia

Want to connect, engage, and exchange ideas?

Join our book study series facilitated by Jesse Steif and Cassandra Murphy Atkins on Dr. Kilpatrick’s book, Equipped for Reading Success (2016). 

The book study will take place on the following dates from 6 – 7 p.m. EST:

  • November 5 
  • November 19
  • December 3

Email for more information.

Not an IDA member yet?

Be one of the first 20 Florida residents to join IDA at the Professional Level in October and receive a FREE copy of Dr. Kilpatrick’s book, Equipped for Reading Success (2016)!

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!

IDA-FL 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.

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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