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.
Sometimes as parents it can feel as if we are stuck in a maze searching for professionals with knowledge and experience in dealing with dyslexia or even knowing where to start the search. Many of the organizations listed below have a list of criteria that providers must meet in order to be listed in their referral directory. The organizations listed below are not all inclusive, but a good starting point. Another good strategy is to ask for referrals from other parents or professionals.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a great place to start your search. Their Provider Directory has a wide range of professionals knowledgeable and experienced in advocating, evaluating, and teaching those with dyslexia.
Advocates and Attorneys
- Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) Member Search
- The National Special Education Advocacy Institute (NSEAI) List of Board Certified Education Advocate (BCEA)
- Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)
- They provide Parent Mentors free of charge to help in advocating for a child with disabilities and free parent training courses.
Tutors and Teachers
- Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Directory of Certified Members
- The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE): please email Info@OrtonAcademy.org to find an instructor in your area.
- Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc
- The Dyslexia Foundation Affiliate List
- Orton Gillingham International (OGI) Referral Directory
When you go to a person in a private practice, not in the school system, it is important to determine if the professional has the needed license to be in private practice and to make the diagnosis of LD and/or ADHD. One such professional is someone certified by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Click here to verify certification.