Dreams for the Future

  • To have every K-3 teacher graduating from a college of education trained in research based reading instruction
  • To have every teacher of reading certified
  • To emphasize our public awareness campaign around Structured Literacy

One in five students (15-20% of the population) has a language-based learning disability, and Dyslexia is the most common language-based learning disability.

About us

Our Mission

  • To educate by providing exciting, research-based experiences, resources, & programs
  • To connect the MD Dyslexia community, fostering communication through e-mail newsletters, events, networking opportunities, & our website www.IDAMD.org
  • To advocate for those with dyslexia by working with local and state governments
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The DCIDA Spring Conference

READING: Critical Elements of Assessment & Instruction
will be held on March 14, 2015
at the Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Guldesky Dr. Rockville MD 20850

Featured Speakers are

Nancy Mather Ph.D.

Professor of Special Education at the University of Arizona, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, Co-Author of the Woodcock-Johnson IV. Dr. Mather will offer presentations on evaluations and assessments as well as diagnosis using the new Woodcock-Johnson IV.

Mary Wennersten, M.Ed

Director of K-5 Literacy for the Arizona Department of Education in the High Academic Standards for Students Division. She will offer presentations on science based literacy instructions, hands-on activities and assessments for the classroom or language lesson.

As a service to our members and the community DCIDA is offering INCREDIBLY REDUCED Fees for EARLY REGISTRATION!

Don’t miss this information packed day. Lunch & Manipulatives are included.

Visit the Events Website:
dcida-events.org for full details.
CEU’s, APA Credits and Certificates of Attendance will be available

Ben Foss

Choose strength not shame: Ben Foss at TEDxSonomaCounty

Ben Foss shares how to turn shame into hope, helping people feel more connected and authentic.


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