WABIDA - Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Washington State Branch

Serving: Washington, Idaho and Western Montana

Testing and Assessment Referrals

All of those listed are members of WABIDA and IDA.

As a local branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), WABIDA is committed to ensuring families are able to connect with referrals and resources that have been identified in knowledge and training as falling within the evidence-based best practices of multi-sensory literacy instruction. It is recommended that any family in search of a tutor understand how to evaluate an educational professional and personally ensure it is the best fit for them.   

For guidance in choosing educational professionals, the following IDA Fact Sheets may also be useful: 

• A Parent’s Guide to Effective Instruction 

Evaluating Educational Professionals 

•Helpful Terminology

When Educational Promises Are Too Good to Be True

Elizabeth Andrews Smith, PhD
Educational Diagnostician
Woodinville, WA 98072
425-301-1816
elizabeth.smith@kinderminds.com
http://www.kinderminds.com
Patricia Oppenheim, PhD
Child and School Psychologist
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-562-1515
PatriciaOppenheim@comcast.net
Barbara Bennett, MA
K-12.Adult Educational Therapy/Educational Consultation
Seattle, WA 98195
206-325-2522
educationaltherapy@barbara-bennett.com  
www.Barbara-Bennett.com
Serves all ages, statewide
Wendy Popa, MS CCC-SLP
Winston Center
602 E Holland Ave
Spokane, WA 99218
(509)465-1252
admin@winstoncenter.com
Cindy Dupuy, PhD
Educational Diagnostician
Mercer Island WA 98040
425-378-7634
explanations@mac.com
www.explanationsld.com
Daelene King & Associates
M.S., CCC-SLP Educational Diagnosticians & Certified Language Therapists
NE Seattle, WA 98115
206-526-2662
LearnTalk@earthlink.net
Anne Wright, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Bellevue, WA 98005
360-961-8766
anne@drannew.com
www.drannew.com
Linda Gorsuch, BA, MS
School Psychologist
Bellingham, WA
360-371-3978
whatcomlearninglab@comcast.net
Steven Curtis, PhD, NCSP, MSCP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-780-7782
scurtis@lifespanps.com
www.lifespanps.com
Carl McGrath, PhD, CCC-SLP
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Bellingham, WA
706-769-3400
carlmcgrath@gmail.com
www.carlmcgrath.com
Successful Learning Educational Services
Cheryl Anthony, MS 
Ridgefield, WA 98642
360-258-0392
successful_lrng@yahoo.com
www.successfullrng.com
Belle Chenault, PhD, NCSP
Psychoeducational Assessments and Counseling
Seattle, WA 98122
Bellevue, WA 98004
206-465-8068
bellechenault@hotmail.com
www.bellechenault.com
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-827-6288
bellevue.center@lindamoodbell.com
www.lindamoodbell.com
IDA fully supports the work of The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification of Structured Language Education, Inc. (The Alliance, www.allianceaccreditation.org), the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC, www.imslec.org) and The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE, www.ortonacademy.org). These organizations represent institutes and agencies that design and provide instructional materials and training regarding language-based learning problems. However, 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.
 

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.