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  • Title: Home
    Descriptive info: .. Washington State Branch.. Serving: Washington, Idaho and Western Montana.. Home.. understanding dyslexia.. Fact Sheets.. Help for Families.. Referrals.. Tutor Referrals.. Testing and Assessment Referrals.. Educator Resources.. Book Reviews.. events.. In the News.. about us.. Does your child have dyslexia?.. Learn more about dyslexia and other learning disabilities.. Are you looking for a tutor or someone to do an assessment of your child?.. Resources for Families.. Lectures, Conferences, Workshops, and Resources.. All the details.. Check Here for News for Educators.. FIND A SPECIALIST.. WABIDA has an extensive list of tutors, educational and assessment diagnosticians, and programs to help you.. Learn More.. UPCOMING EVENTS.. Oct.. 26, Fall Conference: Writing Matters: Developing Writing Skills in Students Who Struggle.. Check out the 2013-2014 Lecture Series Lineup.. UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA.. Dyslexia is.. Are you and your student ready for your back to school routines?.. Check out this article.. with some great tips for making the beginning of the school year work more smoothly.. Summertime Support for your Child with Dyslexia.. Wondering what you can do to help your child this summer? How do you respect the  ...   Magazine "Perspectives".. Annals of Dyslexia online.. Complete member access to IDA website.. Join Today! Together we can make a difference.. Click here for membership form.. Click here to join online.. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is the recipient of the "Best in America" seal from Independent Charities of America, a distinction awarded to less than 1% of charities.. That means we make the most efficient use of your donation, ensuring your dollars are making an impact on all struggling readers, their families, and the professionals who serve them.. Are you a Adult or Teenager with Dyslexia?.. Would you be willing to participate in a study at UW about how difficulties with reading are inherited and how the brain processes sounds?.. If you are an Adult, wishing to participate, click here.. If you have a family member who might be interested, click here.. Watch for our '13-'14 Lecture Series.. $10 for IDA members,.. $15 for non-members.. Clock Hours available.. Promoting literacy through research and advocacy.. Site by.. Xcarab.. CONTACT.. PO Box 27435.. Seattle, WA 98165.. Telephone: 206-382-1020 Voice Mail Only.. E-mail:.. info@wabida.. org..

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  • Title: understanding dyslexia
    Descriptive info: Understanding Dyslexia.. What is Dyslexia?.. An unexpected struggle learning to read, write, spell, and/or do arithmetic is the hallmark of dyslexia.. Sometimes it involves trouble with spoken language as well.. Dyslexia is Not:.. Dyslexia is not caused by laziness, "inattention", low intelligence, or social/emotional problems.. However, the frustration of failing to learn basic skills can cause emotional problems.. Attention Deficit Disorder may be present, but does not cause dyslexia.. Help for Dyslexics:.. Specialized remedial teaching in basic skills is effective at all age levels, but is best begun as early as possible.. Many dyslexics need explicit help mastering advanced academic skills such as writing term papers, or reading books with sophisticated sentence structure and vocabulary.. Dyslexics' Achievements:.. Many dyslexic students are talented in academics or arts or sports.. With appropriate education, dyslexic students can achieve in school and work.. Many highly successful people in all walks of life are dyslexic including some industry CEO's, entertainers, etc.. Dyslexia is Lifelong:.. Despite their normal or better intelligence, many dyslexics never completely master one or more aspects of written language and are eligible for accommodations in high school, college, professional schools  ...   dyslexic learn to read?.. How do people get dyslexia?.. Is there a cure for dyslexia?.. Are there specific professions people with dyslexia should pursue?.. How do I know if a person is dyslexic?.. Look for a cluster of characteristics such as the following:.. Inaccurate reading: Guesses the words.. Reversals and/or transpositions of letters and numerals.. Weak organizational skills.. Difficulty following directions.. Difficulty copying.. Labored "childish" handwriting.. Trouble learning common spelling patterns.. Slow to memorize the alphabet and math facts.. Doesn't read for pleasure.. May have poor self-esteem.. Difficulty organizing ideas to write or speak.. For more information, see the IDA website section About Dyslexia.. College Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities.. Update by Anna Reuter, Director of Field Services.. The Dyslexic Advantage.. website is an excellent companion to Drs.. Fernette and Brock Eide's book The Dyslexic Advantage.. The site provides resources for individuals with dyslexia and their families.. We would like to share two resource links that may be useful for college bound students as they begin their college application process:.. List of Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students.. College resources for students with LD or AD/HD..

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  • Title: Fact Sheets
    Descriptive info: IDA Fact Sheets On Dyslexia and.. Related Language-Based Learning Disabilities.. NEW!.. Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia.. A Parent's Guide to Effective Instruction.. At Risk Students and the Study of a Foreign Language in School.. Evaluating Educational Professionals.. Helpful Terminology.. Homeschooling a Student with Dyslexia.. Recommended Reading for Professionals.. Spelling.. Understanding Dysgraphia.. PARENTS.. Funding.. Is My Child Dyslexic?.. Managing Your Child's Education.. Orton Gillingham Based and Multisensory Level Education Approaches to Education.. Recommended  ...   Understanding Dysgraphia.. Why Home School a Dyslexic Child?.. COLLEGE STUDENTS.. Recommended Reading for Adults.. Tips for Succeeding in College.. GENERAL.. Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia.. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and Dyslexia.. Definition of Dyslexia.. Dyslexia Basics.. Multisensory Structured Language Teaching.. Spelling.. Testing and Evaluation.. EDUCATORS/PROFESSIONALS.. Accommodating Students with Dyslexia in all Classroom Settings.. Recommended Reading for Professionals.. ADULTS.. Adults with Dyslexia and the Workplace.. Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia.. Testing for Adults..

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  • Title: Help for Families
    Descriptive info: September can be a stressful time for students AND families.. Here are some tips about making the transition from summer to school schedules.. Six Ways to Get Your Child Back Into the Learning Groove.. By National Center for Learning Disabilities Editorial Team.. Perhaps you re familiar with these common symptoms of Back-to-School it is: rolling eyes, groans, moans, an inability to wake up in the morning it affects children of all ages! But before you diagnose your child with this seasonal malady, take a moment to reflect on what getting back into the swing of things might mean for a student who struggles to learn.. Many children dread going back to school for any number of reasons but for those with learning disabilities (LD), this transition can be particularly daunting.. For those with an LD such as.. dyslexia.. ,.. dyscalculia.. , or.. dysgraphia.. going back to school might be a return to the constant reminder that they are different from their peers.. When school starts, not only must children with LD switch their brains from relax mode to learn mode, they must meet the challenge of gradually more complicated assignments, getting comfortable with new teachers and classroom environments, and they have to again work harder to complete tasks that their classmates appear to do with ease.. Here are a few ways you can make the transition back to school more manageable and enjoyable for your child.. Reestablish bedtime routines a few weeks before school starts.. Many families allow their children to stay up later and wake up according to their bodies natural sleep/wake cycle during the summer.. Suddenly waking up three hours earlier than his or her body is used to can be quite the jolt for anyone!.. For students in elementary school.. : To ease this transition, start moving up bedtime in five- to ten-minute increments and wake your child up five- to ten- minutes earlier each day.. This subtle time adjustment may decrease your child s resistance to the new sleep/wake schedule.. Keep doing this daily until you return to the bedtime regimen that works best for your child during the school year.. For students in middle school or high school.. : Allow them to change their own schedules as they see fit, reminding them of how hard it will be to wake up on  ...   some.. fun, educational activities that help your child practice math, science, history and social studies.. Keep activities short and motivating to prevent stress.. Reviewing familiar concepts is a good way to start.. Often you can find skill review workbooks for all ages at your local bookstore.. Build excitement about the first week of school!.. Emphasize the positive spend time together.. organizing school clothes and planning special meals or activities for the first days of school.. Make welcome back to school cards for your child s teachers and friends! Or, for your high school-aged student, practice writing a letter to your child s teacher explaining his or her accommodations and limitations.. This will not only help establish a relationship, but will be helpful for helping your child prepare for college, when he or she must make these connections on his own.. Read books together about going back to school.. The following suggestions might be helpful with back-to-school transition.. For children pre-k through kindergarten.. Wemberly Worried.. by Kevin Henkes.. The Kissing Hand.. by Audrey Penn.. Chrysanthemum.. Will I Have a Friend?.. by Miriam Cohen.. Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come.. by Nancy Carlson.. What Will Mommy do when I'm at School?.. by Dolores Johnson.. For children in elementary school.. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.. by Judy Blume.. Judy Moody: Was In a Mood.. Not a Good Mood.. A Bad Mood.. by Megan McDonald.. How to Be Cool in the Third Grade.. by Betsy Duffey.. The Teacher from the Black Lagoon.. by Mike Thaler.. For those entering or continuing through middle school.. Middle School: The Real Deal: From Cafeteria Food to Combination Locks.. by Juliana Farrell and Beth Mayall.. A Smart Girl's Guide to Starting Middle School: Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends.. by Julie Williams.. Help! I'm in Middle School.. How Will I Survive?.. by Merry L.. Gumm.. Middle School: How to Deal.. by Nuts and Bolts Girls and Yuki Hatori.. For those transitioning to high school.. Ultimate High School Survival Guide (Peterson's Ultimate Guides).. by Peterson's.. 101 Ways to Adjust to High School.. by Randy Howe.. High School Bound: The Ultimate Guide for High School Success and Survival.. by Martin J.. Spethman and Chuck Klein.. This article is reprinted from the.. website of the National Center for Learning Disabilities..

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  • Title: Referrals
    Descriptive info: Find a Qualified Tutor.. WABIDA is committed to helping families find resources whether it is an assessment, a tutor, a school or clinic.. WABIDA maintains a rerral list (separate from national IDA's list) of qualified reading tutors in research based instructional methodologies (Orton-Gillingham, LindamoodBell, Slingerland, Wired for Reading, etc.. ) Click on this.. Tutor Referral page.. to find qualified tutors in your geographic area.. Are you a tutor and want to be on this referral list?.. If you are a tutor and would like to be listed, please download the tutor referral application (.. pdf.. or in..  ...   Are you looking for someone to assess your child?.. Look here for some.. assessment and testing referrals.. that are members of the International Dyslexia Association.. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Washington State Branch of IDA (WABIDA) does not endorse, accredit, recommend, or evaluate schools, colleges, camps, or institutions, teacher-training activities, specific educational materials or techniques, diagnostic tests or methods, individual or group practitioners in any such field.. WABIDA is convinced that selection of appropriate diagnostic and/or remedial resources is the responsibility of the inquirer, who alone can best determine the essential elements of compatibility and accessibility..

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  • Title: Tutor Referrals
    Descriptive info: Tutors by region.. For information about Testing and Assessments, please click here.. Seattle Area.. Julie Bedell, MS, NBCT.. Reading and Writing Solutions.. Queen Anne.. Seattle, WA 98119.. juliebedell46@gmail.. com.. (206) 284-3324.. Barbara Bennett, MA.. K-12.. Adult Educational Therapy/Educational Consultation.. Seattle, 98195.. 206-325-2522.. educationaltherapy@barbara-bennett.. www.. Barbara-Bennett.. Serves all ages, statewide.. Erin Bond.. Ballard/Crown Hill.. Seattle, WA 98117.. 206-549-1006.. erin@chatterboxlearning.. chatterboxlearning.. Kate Camber.. Reading on the Brain.. Greenlake.. Seattle, WA 98103.. 206-930-9630.. rotb@live.. rotb.. net.. Lynn Frances Guthrie.. READ WRITE LEARN.. 3829D South Edmunds Street.. Seattle, WA 98118.. (206) 723-6538.. readwritelearn.. Elizabeth Holland.. Educational Consultant/Learning Specialist.. 206-683-3993.. elizabethanneholland@gmail.. Cindy Lehman.. Laurelhurst.. Seattle, WA 98105.. 206-525-0887.. lehmancdl@comcast.. Lara MacDonald.. Ballard.. Seattle, WA 98107.. 206-783-3285.. lara5macd@yahoo.. Molly Meltsner.. Bryant/Wedgwood.. seattlekidsreadandwrite@gmail.. seattlekidsreadandwrite.. (206) 922-3421.. Nancy Oyloe, SLP.. Mapleleaf.. Seattle, WA 98115.. nkoyloe@mac.. (206) 522-5241.. nancyoyloe.. Jenny Gaspar Payne.. Learning Specialist.. gasparjen@yahoo.. Michelle Proulx.. Seattle, WA 98119.. 206-660-1702.. michell@thecapablechild.. thecapablechild.. Laura Rogan.. Shoreline.. Seattle, WA 98177.. 206-533-1808.. roganl@comcast.. Shannon Salverda.. Seattle WA 98117.. 206-724-6655.. shannon@chatterboxlearning.. Sherri Tilstra.. South Seattle.. Seattle, WA 98144.. 206-725-6064.. sherritilstra@hotmail.. Sharie Todd.. Ballard.. (206) 783-3022.. Stacy Turner.. Shoreline, WA 98133.. 206-271-5832.. stacy.. turner@comcast.. Kendra Wagner.. Reading * Writing * Thinking.. Seattle, WA 98115.. 206-947-4478.. kendra9@mindspring.. readingwritingthinking.. Olympic Peninsula/.. West Sound.. Beth Miller, MEd.. Port  ...   kingsgatespeech.. Kristie English, BA, MEd.. Academic/Education Therapist.. Edmonds, WA 98026.. kristie@learninglandscape.. learninglandscape.. Amy Lansing.. Bothell, WA 98021.. 425-486-6839.. amylansing@hotmail.. Linda Perales.. Shoreline, WA.. 206-629-7524.. perales.. linda@comcast.. Elizabeth Andrews Smith, PhD.. 425-301-1816.. elizabeth.. smith@kinderminds.. kinderminds.. Jackie Zarnick.. Everett, WA 98201.. 425-466-0317.. jackiezarnick@gmail.. Vicki Zion.. Monroe, WA 98272.. (360) 918-4733.. vicki.. zion@comcast.. Eastern Washington.. Annette Goldstein.. Reading Specialist.. Spokane, WA.. 201-926-6697.. acgoldstein1@gmail.. South West Washington.. Cheryl Anthony, MS.. Successful Learning Educational Services.. Ridgefield, WA 98642.. 360-258-0392.. successful_lrng@yahoo.. successfullrng.. Tricia Walsh-Coughlan.. Vancouver Counseling and Tutoring.. The Academy.. 400 E Evergreen Blvd Suite 322.. Vancouver, WA.. triciawc@pacifier.. vancouvercounselingandtutoring.. /.. North West Washington.. Linda Gorsuch, BA, MS.. School Psychologist.. Bellingham, WA.. 360-371-3978.. whatcomlearninglab@comcast.. Dr.. Carl McGrath.. 706-769-3400.. carlmcgrath@gmail.. carlmcgrath.. South Puget Sound.. Sandra Guth.. Olympia, WA 98516.. 360-491-6116.. sandraguth@gmail.. sandraguth.. Jennifer Koenig.. Tacoma, WA 98406.. 253-579-6467.. learning-specialist.. jtwash@wavecable.. Laura Parker.. Gig Harbor, WA 98335.. 253-857-8188.. info@hol-solutions.. Jan Shandera.. Port Orchard, WA 98366-8627.. 360-519-3175.. thecardinalconcepts.. South King County.. Sarah M.. Fish.. Des Moines, Wa 98198.. 206-878-0636.. hrs_sfish@hotmail.. Burien, WA 98166.. beth@successforalllearners.. successforalllearners.. Linda Jones.. Auburn, WA 98092.. (253) 987-7857.. silentelephante@gmail.. Anita Ledbetter.. Renton, WA 98058.. 425-255-0632.. Wendy Shibuya.. 425-417-7857.. Idaho.. Kelley Phipps.. Fruitland, ID 83619.. 208-949-7569.. kelley@centerpointlearningsolutions.. centerpointlearningsolutions.. Montana.. Erika Burleigh.. Addressing Dyslexia.. Alberton, MT 59820.. 406-864-0017.. addressingdyslexia@yahoo.. addressingdyslexia..

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  • Title: Testing and Assessment Referrals
    Descriptive info: All of those listed are members of WABIDA and IDA.. Educational Diagnostician.. Patricia Oppenheim, PhD.. Child and School Psychologist.. 425-562-1515.. PatriciaOppenheim@comcast.. Seattle, WA 98195.. 425-378-7634.. Daelene King Associates.. M.. S.. , CCC-SLP Educational Diagnosticians Certified Language Therapists.. NE Seattle, WA 98115.. 206-526-2662.. LearnTalk@earthlink.. Cheryl Anthony, M.. Belle Chenault, PhD, NCSP.. Psychoeducational Assessments and Counseling.. Seattle, WA 98122.. 206-465-8068.. bellechenault@hotmail.. bellechenault..

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  • Title: Educator Resources
    Descriptive info: Resources for Educators.. Louisa Moats has recently recorded a three part podcast on reconciling the Commor Core State Standards in English Language Arts with Reading Research.. This podcast is available here in three sections:.. Part 1 (about 29 minutes).. Part 2 (about 25 minutes).. Part 3 (about 30 minutes).. The Puzzle of Teaching and the Puzzle of Student Success.. An Anecdotal Book Review.. By Lynn Frances Guthrie.. Teaching is a  ...   have learning disabilities, statistics prove that the most beneficial and most effective educational approaches include explicit, systematic, cumulative, and multisensory instruction.. But what may seem like a straightforward plan is not always so easily implemented.. Depending on the student, one needs to be systematic or creative or systematically creative.. It s a question of tuning and retuning and fine-tuning as progress is made and setbacks are faced.. Continue reading here..

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  • Title: Book Reviews
    Descriptive info: By Lynn Frances Guthrie, BA, MA.. Adding to the complexity are the social and emotional problems related to learning difficulties.. Anxiety caused by constant frustration and confusion in school, can make a student vulnerable to feelings of fear, anger, inferiority, and a barrage of ensuing emotional/behavioral issues.. The world we live in also plays a part.. The fact that information is literally streaming towards us at an ever-increasing speed from multiple simultaneous sources has to have consequences on our ability to sit still and concentrate.. Is it any wonder that more and more children and adults are diagnosed with attention issues that affect learning? And finally, the greatest impact on educational success, and perhaps the most deeply rooted, is socio-economic status.. Is the playing field equal for a child born into the upper or middle class versus a child born to working class or welfare parents?.. As an educator I ve taught a variety of students over the years, both in-school and privately.. My current student roster is widely diverse.. It includes twelve males and five females.. One Cambodian American student, one Haitian American student, a Japanese American, a Somali American, an African American, a Native American, an Israeli American, and ten Caucasian students.. That incredible mix of backgrounds includes two seven-year-olds, two eight-year-olds, three nine-year-olds, three ten-year olds, three eleven-year-olds, one twelve-year-old, one seventeen-year-old, and two adults.. Thirteen of the students live in two-parent households.. Three split their time between divorced parents.. One lives in a single-parent household.. All of the parents work but their jobs and incomes range from upper middle class to middle class to working class, from lawyers to janitors.. Four students are enrolled in parochial schools, four in private schools, and seven in public schools.. My two adult students are developmentally disabled and work at forty-hour-a-week jobs.. For me, teaching involves awareness and understanding of such issues as dyslexia, dysgraphia, learning deficits for numerous reasons, developmental delays, attention difficulties, multiple intelligences, systematic instruction, attentive listening, and teaching moments that can inspire students of all levels to explore and expand.. Apart from the differences in age and sheer numbers, the composition of my clientele mirrors most inner city classrooms.. It is as complex and multifaceted with the same variables and immense challenges that arise from the same diversity.. The big difference is I have the luxury of tailoring my work to each student s individual needs.. So what is the best way to achieve student success? The answer is not simple.. It s not just through teaching methodologies, curriculum, technology, or academic standards.. It s more comprehensive than that.. Naming the pieces is important but figuring out how they best fit together is key.. Two books, one published almost twenty years ago and one published this past year, offer insights into the matter.. They also offer hope couched in the realization that change is painstakingly slow, when time is clearly of the essence.. There is such urgency to the task of rebuilding America s educational system, such a need to produce thinkers equipped to face the demands of this millennium and beyond.. In Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of  ...   moving examples of teachers and students who persevere to realize their potential.. He agrees with Hart and Risley that early intervention in the form of nurturing support within the family, supplemented by the community, is both beneficial and crucial to healthy human development, but he also presents a strong argument for another ingredient in academic and professional success.. He leans heavily on the value of what he calls character strength or noncognitive skills.. Drawing on the ideas of innovative educators throughout history, including Lev Vygotsky, Geoffrey Canada, and others, Tough enhances his thesis that building noncognitive skills is key to the confident and questioning mindset that will carry students through the learning experiences in their lives and allow them to grow and flourish.. What then are noncognitive skills? Tough posits these develop as the prefrontal cortex develops, similarly to executive function skills such as self-regulation, the ability to focus attention, retain and process information, connect and organize thoughts, and engage in meaningful discussion.. Included on Tough s list are impulse control, tenacity, and grit or resilience all critical qualities when facing and managing adversity but lacking in many students.. Brain science shows that these noncognitive skills are not innate but learned, and their implementation takes time, often through adolescence and into adulthood.. The good news is this means they are valuable tools that can level the playing field across economic strata.. Both Paul Tough and the Hart and Risley study advocate more effective support for parents in developing skills and strengths in their children, but they do not stop there.. Tough urges taking an active role.. This means the rest of us society as a whole can do an enormous amount to influence [the] development [of character strength].. Teachers, mentors, coaches, neighbors, local and national government all of us have a role in creating smart, strong, thoughtful, caring children.. The Hart and Risley study and Paul Tough paint a harsh picture tempered with optimism.. It is possible to provide all children equal experience and thus equal opportunity, Hart and Risley state while encouraging early involvement on familial, educational, political, and governmental levels.. Tough, meanwhile, tells inspirational tales.. He presents struggling students who struggle at home as well as school, facing hunger, chaotic family situations, and often abuse and contrasts them with students from wealthy families in high achieving schools, wanting for nothing but their seldom seen parents who prioritize work over family life.. Against all odds and with support from the wider social safety net that both authors insist we must continue to create, these students and more not only survive but succeed.. Reviewed by:.. Lynn Frances Guthrie, B.. A.. , M.. Literacy Specialist Owner.. Seattle, Washington.. REFERENCES.. International Dyslexia Association (2011).. JUST THE FACTS, A PARENT S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION.. International Dyslexia Association (2004).. JUST THE FACTS, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO DYSLEXIA.. Hart, Betty Risley, Todd R.. (1995).. Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experiences of Young American Children.. 268 pages.. Baltimore, MD: Paul H.. Brookes Publishing Co.. Tough, Paul.. (2012).. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character.. 231 pages.. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co..

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  • Title: events
    Descriptive info: Events.. SAVE THE DATE!!.. Saturday, Oct.. 26, 2013.. WABIDA Fall Conference.. Writing Matters: Developing Writing Skills in Students Who Struggle.. William Van Cleave.. Registration will open soon.. Click here for more details about the Conference and the Speaker.. WABIDA Lecture Series '13 - '14.. All of the WABIDA Lectures are.. 7 - 8:30 PM.. held at Hamlin Robinson School,.. 1700 E Union, on Capitol Hill, Seattle.. $10 for IDA members, $15 for non-members.. Clock hours  ...   Navigating the System.. Kelley Warner King of Synapse Learning Solutions.. Jan.. 9 - Parent Panel.. Feb.. 13 - Math.. April 3 - Assistive Technology.. Cindy DuPuy of Explanations, Inc.. May - TBA.. Additional lectures and events may be added.. Check back here for the most up to date information.. All of the WABIDA Lectures are 7 - 8:30 PM, held at Hamlin Robinson School, 1700 E Union, on Capitol Hill, Seattle.. A $10 donation is requested..

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  • Title: In the News
    Descriptive info: IDA recognizes IMSLEC and NILD.. Update by Liz Liptak, Director of Professional Service, IDA.. Following an independent program review, IDA recognized the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council.. (IMSLEC).. and the National Institute for Learning Development.. (NILD).. for meeting.. IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.. IMSLEC and NILD join the nine university programs that were recognized by IDA last year.. NILD, based in Chesapeake, Virginia, trains educational therapists to work with students that have specific learning disabilities.. IMSLEC, based in Dallas, Texas, accredits training courses in multisensory  ...   recognized by IDA.. The independent and objective reviews were conducted from May through December 2012 by three highly qualified reviewers who were assigned to each organization.. The review entailed a thorough look at course syllabi and other course materials and requirements.. IDA's Professional Development committee oversees the IDA Standards review process.. The goal of the reviews is to identify and promote consistent and high-quality teacher preparation, whether delivered through university or independent teacher training programs, that will improve the educational outcomes for all students, especially those who struggle with written language..

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