WABIDA - Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Washington State Branch

Serving: Washington, Idaho and Western Montana

Recent Articles

 

Why Teach Handwriting?

An Anecdotal Book Review

by Lynn Frances Guthrie, BA, MA

The debate on whether handwriting, and more specifically cursive, should be taught as part of the school curriculum is a heated one among educators of all levels, including teachers, administrators, and the Common Core Standards Committee. Laptops and hand-held devices are... read more

 

Specific Learning Disabilities: Plural, Definable, Diagnosable, and Treatable

Dyslexia Connections On Line Fact Sheet for Parents

by the International Dyslexia Association

The passage of PL 94-142 in 1975 legislated that children with educational handicapping conditions were guaranteed the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Unfortunately, it did not define... read more

 

Announcing Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing

IDA is proud to share the launch of the newly revised Reading Rockets modules for teachers, formerly called 1st Year Teacher, now rebranded as Reading 101. These free training modules are now fully aligned with the Knowledge and Practice Standards to give all first year teachers, as well as seasoned teachers, a way to enhance their knowledge of Structured Literacy principals and prepare them for taking the Certification Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (CEERI).

Please feel free to share these modules with anyone interested in learning about Structured Literacy. We will be sharing this announcement with our entire email distribution list later next week. read more