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Getting Informed

BEFORE clicking on the FIND A PROVIDER link in the right margin, SWIDA wants you to appreciate how important is it to first know what dyslexia is (and isn’t). The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has produced an excellent handbook for parents (and educators) on what dyslexia is, how to identify warning signs, and what type of intervention and/or prevention is needed to address the needs of students with dyslexia.

What Every Family [Educator] Should Know. 

Looking for resources to help your child with dyslexia that truly match his or her needs?  Several IDA Fact Sheets clearly deal with issues that concern all parents (Click articles in RIGHT hand margin).

When ready to look for a provider for your child, read this Just the Facts publication by IDA: Evaluating Professionals

Services can be expensive so Easing the Cost of Special Education offers sound advice, as does heeding IDA’s advice on controversial therapies (Buyer Beware). IDA Southwest’s Find a Provider offers information on how to find services in New Mexico and west Texas.

Other informative websites

  • provides recorded textbooks and literature books to students with documentation.
  • provides helpful information and support to parents.
  • provides in-depth information for educators and parents on all sub-categories under the umbrella term “learning disabilities.”

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