These internet links are a compilation of web resources that have been shared throughout the dyslexic community. The IDA Iowa board feels these resources should be available to anyone interested in learning more about how to get help for adults and children with dyslexia.
- IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards – In 2010, the IDA created the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Follow this link to find more information on these standards.
- Wrightslaw – Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
- OneLook – A website that allows you to figure out words.
- Orton-Gillingham Academy – The Academy of Orton-Gillingham is an organization that maintains professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
- LD Online – LD Online is the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD according to their website.
- Council for Exceptional Children – The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
- LDA-IA – Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa website
- ICATER – Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER) website
- Learning Ally Website – Link to Learning Ally membership. Learning Ally is an alternative to Bookshare for getting books in audio format. Please Note: In order to receive FREE access to Learning Ally, you MUST fill out and submit to the address on the Iowa Library Service Application BOTH the Iowa Library Service Application and the Learning Ally 3rd Party Agency Application Form. Both of these applications are provided below for your convenience.
- Iowa Library Service Application – Application for Library Service from the Iowa Department For The Blind. Receiving approval for this application will cover your Learning Ally membership fees. Here is a direct link to the form – Iowa Library Service Application Form
- Learning Ally 3rd Party Agency Application Form – Application for receiving FREE access to Learning Ally through the Learning Ally 3rd Party Agency Application Form. Please make sure to completely fill out sections 1 through 5.
- Additional Learning Ally Resources – A list of additional resources to learn more about Learning Ally and Teacher Ally can be found here.
- Bookshare – Bookshare’s® goal is to make the world of print accessible to people with disabilities.
- What is dyslexia TED video – What is dyslexia TED video by Kelli Sandman-Hurley. This is a great 4-1/2 minute video that explains what dyslexia is.
- 30 Myths about IEPs and 504s by Thomas Mayes – This is a recorded webinar addressing ’30 Myths About IEPs and 504s’ by the ASK Resource Center with Thomas Mayes, an attorney for the Iowa Department of Education’s Bureau of Student and Family Support Services.
- Iowa DOE Section 504 website – Iowa Department of Education Section 504 website
- Section 504 Parent Guide – Section 504 parent information handout and guide
- 504/IDEA/ADA Comparison Chart – Chart comparing Section 504, IDEA and ADA
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