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Welcome

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Ohio Valley Branch of the International Dyslexia Association website. We have been in existence since 1978 to advocate for those individuals who are touched by dyslexia, whether child, teen, adult, or family member. We provide Scholarships for teacher training as well as work to educate and inform those in our community who touch the lives of dyslexics. We do this through our two annual conferences, outreach activities, helplines, and by partnering with other organizations.  We encourage you to join us in this mission. Until Everyone Can Read…

Amy Heimkreiter
President
International Dyslexia Association
Ohio Valley Branch
 


Spring Conference 4/10/2021 8am: What You Need to Know to Improve Reading, Spelling and Fluency but Never Learned in Teacher Training

We have made arrangements to have Mary McBride and Ellen Meyer present on Saturday 4/10/2021.

This presentation will provide direct instruction in Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) to help all students, including dyslexics, improve comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, fluency and grammar. Participants will learn about our English writing system to discover the interrelationship of morphology, etymology and phonology.
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Fall Conference 10/9/2021: Save the Date!! Ohio Valley Branch of IDA Fall Conference

Fiona Hamilton will be giving a workshop on Word Inquiry: developing word ‘noticers’ and ‘knowers’ diving into phonology, morphology and etymology through investigations.
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News

Cracking the code of dyslexia

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From CBSnews.com As an only child, Cathy Drennan gravitated toward grown-ups, especially smart ones. “I was kind of an intellectual, geeky kid,” she laughed. “I’d go to a dinner party and there was a kids’ table and an adults’ table, and I was like, ‘I’d rather sit at the adults’ table, ’cause the conversation will […]

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