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The International Dyslexia Association

The Houston Branch

Promoting literacy through

 research, education, and advocacy



  Save these Dates!

Dyslexia Awareness Month


2015 Annual IDA Fall Conference
Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference

Grapevine, TX
October 28-31, 2015

Annual Meeting

December 7, 2016
Dyslexia Handbook

 The 2014 revision of 

The Dyslexia Handbook: Procedures Concerning Dyslexia and Related Disorders is now available through Region 10 Educational Service Center.

 Click here.

HBIDA 2015
Resource Directory

IDA Fact Sheet

Dyslexia and the Brain

Assistive Technology
for Reading

Check out Dr. Dave's AT Lab where he discusses alternative strategies using assistive technology for students who are using these decoding skills to learn new information.   Read more.
HBIDA Fall Symposium

Saturday, September 26

The Junior League of Houston

8 AM -1:45 PM

Registration closed .
HBIDA's Fall Symposium is Saturday, September 26 at the Junior League of Houston from 8 am-1:45 pm. Registration begins at 7 am.  
Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Parking at the Junior League is free.

Dr. Margie Gillis

Linda Decker

Dr. Margie Gillis, the keynote speaker, will be speaking on how to motivate and teach struggling readers. The luncheon speaker will be Linda Decker who will discuss her learning struggles due to dyslexia.
IDA Sponsors Olympic Hopeful

Brad Tyra, a track cyclist, is looking forward to competing in the U.S. Olympic trials for the  2016 Olympics. Tyra was diagnosed with dyslexia in the fourth grade and had a difficult time in school with reading textbooks and taking tests. In addition to training for the Olympics, Tyra is also completing a communications graduate degree focusing on dyslexia and related issues. 

For more information about Brad Tyra and his journey to the Olympics click here

HBIDA Needs Your Time and Talents

HBIDA  is seeking candidates to serve on its 2016 Board of Directors.  If you know of someone who might be interested in serving, please contact us.  Consider parents, individuals with dyslexia, and professionals in the field of dyslexia and related learning differences.  HBIDA is looking for energetic, hard-working individuals who have experience in the following areas:

Computers/social media
Event planning
Organizational skills

HBIDA Parent Networking Group

 HBIDA has a Parent Networking Group that meets several times throughout the year to share and discuss ideas and information about next steps to take with education, remediation, and available resources in the Houston area. The next meeting will be at the HBIDA Fall Conference, Saturday, September 26.

For more information about the Parent Networking Group click here.  
Did you know ... 

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