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Your Newsletter for February 2019
Spring Symposium Right Around the Corner
Saturday March 2, 2019
Comprehensive Literacy Instruction: The Science of Teaching Reading
Early bird registration for the symposium closes on February 9, 2019.

Our venue is the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center at Ecotrust's Natural Capital Center, 721 NW 9th Ave. Portland in the Pearl District.

There will be a small number of Dr. Gillis' books for sale at the event. You may consider buying them before hand via Amazon. Click on the books below and you will be directed to AmazonSmile .

Please consider listing Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association as your charity of choice.

You will find directions for signing-up for amazon smile at the bottom of the newsletter.
In the Spotlight .....
Each month this year we will feature the valuable work being done by our members.

If you would like to tell us about the dyslexia, literacy and learning-related work you are doing 'In the Spotlight' , please contact Christy.

K. Lynn Lamping, M.Ed
and the
Oregon Dyslexia Institute (ODI)
Lynn is the director of the Oregon Dyslexia Institute .

I'm so proud of the training that has been accomplished to date. It's kind of goofy, but every training I complete, I picture in my head that every teacher sitting in the training will effectively teach at least one dyslexic student to read at grade level. To me, that means that student has been saved from a future of frustration and not meeting their potential. 
I've been privileged to meet so many highly trained and skilled teachers. In every training, the majority of the teachers will express their own frustration in trying to help dyslexic students learn to read, and thank me for giving them another strategy to use to intensify reading instruction and learn more about the foundational elements of our English language.  

The goal of the Oregon Dyslexia Institute (ODI) is to train as many teachers as possible to:
  • Understand and recognize dyslexia,
  • Learn the foundational skills in reading,
  • Use a multi-sensory structured language approach to teach literacy to children with dyslexia or any struggling reader

ODI offers all levels of courses and practicums for the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) so there is something for everyone.

To read more about Lynn and ODI, click here.
An added value to your membership of IDA.
Consider listing your Educational Service in the
IDA Provider Directory.
I DA’s Provider Directory is a list of members who have agreed to be a point of contact and referral source for various professional services. They may, for example provide evaluation, therapy, advocacy, counseling, and tutoring to children and adults with dyslexia.

While IDA does not recommend or endorse any individual, business, school, or program, the list of providers is available to help inform parents, advocates, and other stakeholders seeking professional services.

Additions and updates to the IDA – state specific lists are handled through the IDA home office in Baltimore.  Professional, Educational, and Corporate IDA members may apply for a listing in IDA’s Provider Director by emailing   i .

Oregon and Washington providers will be listed on the I nternational Dyslexia web-page under "Oregon Providers” or “Washington Providers” for our SW Washington members.

IDA-OR maintains a link on our web-page to the International site but we do not have a separate provider listing.
Dyslexia: Connecting the science of reading to the practice of reading.
Joanna Christoloulou will be the keynote speaker at this year's OHSU Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop. We are delighted to be a partner in presenting this FREE event on Saturday April 6, 2019.

Please share information about the workshop with your colleagues and register soon.

#DyslexiaCon19 Call for Papers is now open. Find information HERE
Our number in the Fred Meyer system has changed. To update your Rewards card to benefit IDA Oregon Branch, follow this link .

Our branch  ID#VI875 – ORBIDA-Oregon Branch of Intl Dyslexia Assn
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