Advocate

Dyslexia affects as many as 1:5.  By definition, these individuals are of average to above-average intelligence, but struggle to read.  The effects can be devastating without early identification and proper intervention. 

Decoding Dyslexia SC

 A grassroots movement driven by SC Families and Professionals concerned about the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia.   To learn more go to: http://decodingdyslexiasc.org

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Serves as a nexus for research on dyslexia, and is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.   To learn more go to:  http://dyslexia.yale.edu/aboutcenter.html

 

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) & SC Branch of the IDA

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.

We believe that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential, that individual learning abilities can be strengthened and that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed.

The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics. We support and encourage interdisciplinary research. We facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research based knowledge.

Contact eida.org or scbida.org for more information.