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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.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE)

  • 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

Academic Language Therapy Association® (ALTA®)

The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education, Inc. (The Alliance)

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)

International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC)

Orton Gillingham International (OGI)

Click here to get a brief overview of ALTA, The Alliance, IDA, and IMSLEC

Recommended Websites

Ohio Board of Regents

Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

Center for Parent Information and Resources

  • 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.

The Big Picture:  Rethinking Dyslexia

Bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus

Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc

  • 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

The Dyslexia Foundation

Dyslexic Advantage

Everyone Reading

Florida Center for Reading Research

Headstrong Nation

The International Dyslexia Association

Learning Ally’s 1 in 5

Literacy How

Literate Nation

The National Center for Learning Disabilities

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

Tremaine Foundation’s Learning Disabilities Field Guide

University of Michigan Dyslexia Help

What Works Clearinghouse

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity