International Dyslexia Association

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.

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Learn about the common signs of dyslexia, how parents can support their child and celebrate their strengths, the role of assistive technology, how the latest brain research can help kids with dyslexia, and more.

Publications:

Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder: A family guide to Understanding & Supporting your Sensory-Sensitive Child

Auer, C.R. & Blumberg, S. (2006). Parenting a child with sensory processing disorder: A family guide to understanding & supporting your sensory-sensitive child. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

This book describes the symptoms of SPD and offers an overview of what it means to live with and care for a child with the condition. It provides a range of activities that help strengthen family relationships, improve communication about the disorder, and deal with problem situations and condition a child with SPD may encounter. Throughout, the book stresses the importance of whole-family involvement in the case of a child with SPD, making sure that everyone is given the attention they need. Finally, you will read real-life stories providing ideas that can put to work in your own family.