IDA Virtual Family Experience


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What Every Family [Educator] Should Know

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An excellent IDA publication is What Every Family Should Know. SWIDA recommends this publication not only for parents but for all educators as well as administrators.  While many districts in our region have come a long way in diagnosing students with dyslexia, we still have many districts that are not training teachers to provide multisensory, structured […]

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$cholarships for Post-Secondary Students and for Teacher Trainings

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While the 2019-2020 scholarships have been awarded, it’s not too soon for students with dyslexia who will be seniors this fall or who are already in college or a career-trade school to consider applying for a SWIDA scholarship.  Click here to learn more about these annual scholarships and the process to apply for one.  An updated […]

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Annual Professional Conference

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  Dyslexia Southwest 2020 – Registration is full! Thank you for your interest in Dyslexia Southwest 2020, a conference geared toward professionals interested in helping individuals with Dyslexia and related learning differences. This year’s conference will be held February 21 and 22 at the Sandia Resort in Albuquerque NM.   Featuring sessions by Dr. David Kilpatrick, […]

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Dyslexia is my Superpower was a powerful conference for parents and students

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The Parent and Student Conference, hosted by The May Center for Learning and sponsored by SWIDA on October 6, was a success in so many ways: Eight adult mentors with dyslexia spoke to an audience of over 100 (which met venue capacity at The Site in Santa Fe) about growing up dyslexic with all its […]

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O-G Stands for Old but Gently Used Books & Materials

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SWIDA is again holding a used books and materials sale at its annual conference on February 22-23.   This fall is a perfect time to clean house:  Do you have any gently used books that might benefit other teachers, tutors, therapists, parents or students? Games were highly valued last year, so if you have any […]

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Highlights from Dyslexia: How Difficult Can It Be?

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 “Dyslexia: How Difficult Can It Be?”  Thanks to the efforts of numerous SWIDA members in Taos who worked for a month to get the word out through radio interviews, intra-school mailings, newspaper notices and articles, and flyers plastered everywhere, the Simulations session was packed to capacity. In addition, there were 20 students in Rayna Dineen’s […]

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