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Dyslexia Resources:

The North Carolina Branch of the IDA is inviting you to learn about the mission of the International Dyslexia Association, dip into the history, dig into the definition of dyslexia and consider the characteristics of effective instruction.

The North Carolina Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) has developed a Dyslexia Tool Kit to provide support to parents and caregivers in understanding dyslexia and how your child can get the resources they may need.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division has published a Dyslexia Topic Brief  to provide parents, caregivers, educators and other stakeholders accurate information regarding the evaluation, identification and education of students with dyslexia within North Carolina public schools.

We’ve designed a Dyslexia Primer Workshop for those interested in an introduction to dyslexia and are providing a guide to support your participation.  Both the guide and recorded workshop can be accessed anytime below.

Dyslexia Primer Recorded Workshop

Dyslexia Primer Participant Guide 

Structured Literacy Snapshot Series Recordings

While the “what” of Structured Literacy describes the critical components of literacy instruction, this new series presented by the North Carolina Branch of the IDA will provide snapshots of the “how” by demonstrating instructional routines and activities necessary for these contributors to skilled reading.

Participant handouts are provided here.

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Structured Literacy Snapshot: Phonics



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Structured Literacy Snapshot: Phonemic Awareness




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Structured Literacy Snapshot: Morphology




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Structured Literacy Snapshot: Orthography




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Structured Literacy Snapshot: Vocabulary





Structured Literacy Snapshot: 

Sentence Comprehension




Coffee Chat Videos – Click below to learn more about each topic!

Nancy Hennessy’s Talk on Becoming a Proficient Reader

Nancy Coffman’s Principles of Structured Literacy

Lynne Loeser: What is the effect of dyslexia on proficient reading?

Sara Grey Horne: What Do We Mean By Structured Literacy?

Jeannie Creason: Sound -Symbol Knowledge

Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan: Accommodations at School & Home 

Candi Sellers: Syllables

College Planning The Secrets of Successful High School Seniors with Dyslexia

Morphology Word Identification and Meaning

Semantics: Word Meanings 

Syntax Coffee Chat 

Differences between Structured Literacy and Typical Practices

ADHD and Dyslexia 

Dyslexia and Equitable Practices

Executive Functioning and Dyslexia 

History of Dyslexia 

Coffee Chat – Resources Google Folder



The North Carolina Disabilities Grant Program provides assistance between $9K-17K per year for awarded students who enroll in a participating nonpublic school, including home school. This program is for students with disabilities. For more information please visit their website.

Preparing Your Child with Dyslexia for College

Are you a parent trying to prepare your child for college? Click here for a parent’s perspective and suggestions.


Our Dyslexic Children – 2020 World Premiere – May 21, 2020


The Public Schools of North Carolina have compiled a list of resources for dyslexia and dyscalculia.  Click here to read more about these resources.

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