Decoding Dyslexia OH does not officially endorse, promote, represent, sponsor, or have any legal connection to any of the resources listed. Many parents have found these resources to be very useful in their journey to learn more about dyslexia and how to better advocate for their children.
If you are looking for a tutor for your child, a good place to start is to contact your local branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to see if they have a screened list of providers. Other good sources to contact are The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), or Orton Gillingham International (OGI) for a list of certified tutors in your area. These are the major certifying organizations for teachers of reading in an explicit, systematic, structured language approach (Orton-Gillingham) and meet the standards of the IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (or anyone that has completed training recognized for meeting these standards). The most important thing to look for when looking for a tutor for dyslexia is that the individual completed a training program with a supervised practicum to ensure fidelity. Teaching reading is rocket science.
- The only organization expressly established and authorized to set standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach, to certify teachers, and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards.
- Contact them for a list of certified tutors in your area.
- Orton-Gillingham Introductory Online Course
- This 10-hour online course was developed by the Fellows of the Academy to help teachers, parents, tutors, and other education professionals understand and recognize dyslexia.
- Levels of Certification
- Recognized for meeting IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading:
Click here to get a brief overview of ALTA, The Alliance, IDA, and IMSLEC
- Dyslexia Task Force Powerpoint Presentation
- Dyslexia Guidance and Requirements for Ohio Educator Preparation Programs
- If you are the parent of a K-12 student with dyslexia, you’ll want to take a look at this site and find your nearest Parent Training and Information Center (PTI). PTIs are funded by the federal government and offer parents assistance in navigating special education and their child’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- In Ohio, it is OCECD, the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities that provides parent mentors and training. Find your district’s parent mentor.
- Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc. provides tutoring at no charge to children from early elementary through high school who have been diagnosed as dyslexic. Children are eligible regardless of economic status or Masonic affiliation. Click here to find the centers that are located throughout Ohio.
- Canton location
- Subscribe to the Internaitonal Dyslexia Association’s e-newsletter – it is FREE!
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Fact Sheets
- Intervetions and Instructions
- IDA Multisensory Program Matrix
- University Programs Recognized by IDA
- Brain Activity Asscociated with Dyslexia Predates Difficulty Learning to Read
- NOBIDA – Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
- COBIDA – Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
- Ohio Valley Branch IDA