The Virginia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association
The Virginia Branch of The International Dyslexia Association

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Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

This guidelines document is designed to be a resource for teachers and administrators as they address the educational needs of students with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) in Virginia. Parents of children with SLD may find this document useful as well. These guidelines offer an overview of best practices for educating individuals with SLD and should be used in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Regulations Governing Special Education Program for Children with Disabilities in Virginia as well as other VDOE guidance documents.

The guidelines are informational and are not mandated.


Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs To Know:

This informative dyslexia information kit is the perfect way to start a discussion with teachers and administrators. Click here or on the Dyslexia Resource Kit image to download and print your copy.



The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce that the Office of Special Education and Student Services has partnered with Rob Langston to begin a pilot program aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of dyslexia. Print flyer.pdf Mr. Langston is a nationally known speaker on dyslexia and has assisted many of Virginia’s public schools with the Professor Garfield Show Your Spark assemblies. In an effort to continue our positive momentum on this much needed topic, VDOE has purchased two hundred annual subscriptions to, a new Website aimed at providing information and training about dyslexia.  These subscriptions are designated for use with families who have children with learning disabilities.  In addition to these family memberships, all Virginia Public Schools were provided with a free annual membership to the website. More...

Literate Nation was founded by a group of committed individuals to effecting a change in current literacy experiences and practices. Their vision is " To create an accessible, highly informed, broad-based platform for literacy leadership that will provide the country with the most comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resources and strategic initiatives available to propel the systemic changes needed for a fully literate nation." Their mission: To empower our nation’s citizens with the literacy skills needed to thrive in the dynamic, global environment of the 21st century. Visit their website to discover about this vibrant organization. Literate Nation

More Great Links:

Stacy P. Dean, Ph.D., NCED (Diagnostician)
Partners In Learning Educational Consulting, LLC
503 Faulconer Dr., 7A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
University of Virginia - Adjunct Faculty
[email protected]
Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and assistive technology for a diverse range of needs. Student services offices and disability coordinators at many colleges work to make campuses inclusive environments through specialized advocacy, support, and academic services
Help and hope for those who learn differently…
The International Dyslexia Association
Games provide the tools to create a pleasurable environment for the student or students mastering sound symbol relationships.
My goal is to meet the needs of each learner whether he is struggling with a particular subject, needs help with study skills, requires reading comprehension, needs English language instruction, or wants to take that next step to honor roll.
At Chesapeake Bay Academy, we create a learning environment guided by a simple philosophy - to respect the unique needs of all students and empower them to grow and develop to reach their full potential.
The New Community School
Riverside School is a non-sectarian, non-profit, private coeducational day school, approved by the state of Virginia as a proprietary school.
Decoding Dyslexia NJ
Oakland School Boyd Tavern
Keswick, Virginia
The Gow School
Educational Consultation and Diagnostic Services
We invite you to come and share your experience and expertise with other Virginia middle level educators
All Kinds of Minds
The National Center for Learning Disabilities
Get Set Ready Read
National Institute for Mental Health
Proactive Parent
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Children & Adults with Atten-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
LD Online
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Reading Panel
Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association (NLDA)
Nonverbal Learning Disorder
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
Recording for Blind and Dyslexia
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The Council for Exceptional Children
The International Reading Association
Virginia Council for Learning Disabilities
Virginia Department of Education
Virginia State Reading Association

Orton-Gillingham Approach

Alphabetic Phonics Based Methods

Lindamood-Bell Learning Process

Project Read

Slingerland Approach

Sonday System

Spalding Method

Wilson Reading Language System





IDA is the leading resource for individuals with dyslexia, their families, teachers, and educational professionals around the world. Since we are a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia, we encourage you to join our mission and become a member. You will receive regular information about managing dyslexia, access to an international network of professionals in the field, discounts on conferences fees and publications from our Online Store, quarterly and biannual publications, and affiliation with your Local Branches opening a gateway to a learning community of other individuals sharing our mission. Disclaimer The International Dyslexia Association, IDA, doesn't recommend or endorse any individual, business, school or program.

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