The New Hampshire Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Serving: Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire
IDA Disclaimers 1. The International Dyslexia Association supports efforts to provide individuals with dyslexia with appropriate instruction and to identify these individuals at an early age. The Association believes that multisensory teaching and learning is the best approach currently available for those affected by dyslexia. The Association, however, does not endorse any specific program, speaker, or instructional materials, noting that there are a number of such which present the critical components on instruction as defined by The Association's Board of Directors. As the accreditation, initiative moves forward, the Association will, by virtue of its granting “accredited status,” be endorsing certain programs and materials. 2. Articles, links, advertising, questions/answers, and book reviews, etc., that appear in the NHIDA website are not necessarily recommended or endorsed by IDA.
The New Hampshire Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NHIDA)
is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy through appropriate treatment, remediation and education, well-informed professional outreach and scientifically based studies through research for dyslexic individuals, their families and the communities that support them. NHIDA’s mission is to serve as a local connection for the general public in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as a gateway to the international community through the International Dyslexia Association regarding matters pertaining to individuals with dyslexia.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The International Dyslexia Association created a major document entitled Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. The document will serve as our guide in endorsing programs that prepare teachers of reading and/or programs that specialize in preparing teachers to work with students who have reading difficulties and disabilities. One of IDA's long term goals is to inform the public regarding the knowledge base required for skilled reading instruction.
All of the programs in the Matrix vary, however, in the extent to which they have been included in scientifically conducted intervention studies.