Welcome! The Northern California Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA) is committed to raising awareness and providing resources about dyslexia for parents and educators. Read more



Learn more about dyslexia and related learning disabilities through a variety of resources.

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Experience Dyslexia®

What is it like to have dyslexia? Experience Dyslexia® is a simulation that helps promote awareness and empathy.

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Teacher Training

Teachers have the power to impact learning. Join colleagues across the world by becoming well-trained in a multisensory structured language education approach.

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Did you know?

  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability.
  • It is a language-based learning disability and is not related to intelligence– plenty of very bright people have dyslexia.
  • There are many successful people with dyslexia such as Henry Winkler, Bruce Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Schwab.
  • IDA has established standards for teachers of reading. These research-based standards are helpful for all and critical for students with dyslexia.

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Share your experience with dyslexia to increase awareness and connect with others. Read about others’ experience or share your own.

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Theresa Soares

I was identified with dyslexia when I was in kindergarten. When it came... Read more


Public Calendar

Slingerland Teacher Training Course – San Francisco, CA @ San Francisco Friends School
Jun 26 – Jul 26 all-day

This the 4-week Slingerland Comprehensive Teacher Training course – scheduled to be held at San Francisco Friends School in San Francisco, CA. The course is scheduled to begin June 26 and go through July 25, 2014. The Slingerland® Approach Comprehensive Courses are accredited through the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and are the core of Slingerland training. Each course includes a practicum with students, demonstrations and observations. This intensive course of study includes instructional techniques in handwriting, written language, decoding, and reading comprehensive. These courses are offered at three levels – introductory, second level and third level. The Slingerland comprehensive courses are recognized as an IDA Recognized Reading program.

Introductory Level: The introductory level comprehensive course offers training in the etiology and diagnosis of specific language disability (dyslexia) and provides training in the techniques designed for a preventive and/or remedial program for classroom use. These techniques developed by Beth H. Slingerland as an adaptation of the multisensory approach originated by Dr. Samuel T. Orton and Anna Gillingham, are based upon sound neurological principles of learning. They give the child the tools needed to function successfully in all areas of language arts, whether reading, writing, spelling or speaking.

This course is 133 classroom hours and is approved for six continuing education units through the University of San Diego. These credits are not part of a degree program and are at the option of the teacher/participant.

Second Level: After a brief review of the basics in the introductory course participants will be introduced to and practice more advanced techniques in the language continuum. The use of the dictation paragraph and the screening procedures will also be presented.

Third Level: A course designed for a limited number of participants wishing to become staff teachers in the Slingerland Training Courses. The content encompasses all learning of the introductory and second year courses as the participant learns how to organize, maintain and evaluate a summer session, its students and teacher participants.

Registration information can be found at www.slingerland.org.

East Bay Kidz Summer Math Camp @ Kehilla Community Synagogue
Jul 7 – Jul 26 all-day

The East Bay Kidz Math Camp is a fun, 3-week investigation into mathematics! This summer camp for 4th-8th graders focuses on key math building blocks, developing math confidence, along with engaging game-based and hands-on activities. This camp is taught by two of the Bay Area’s most sought-after learning specialists. Evan Delegeane and Michael Curry both come from the public school classroom and have received intensive training in Making Math Real. They have since built thriving private practices that challenge and support students in a fun, comfortable atmosphere. This special 3-week, small group summer program will provide an investigative and prescriptive environment for your child to get the extra support they may need to get a head start on the school year.

There are two 3-week camp sessions to choose from, each running Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm daily:

• 1st Camp Session: July 7-25 • 2nd Camp Session: July 28-August 15

Email to request an enrollment application: tlc.services@icloud.com For More Info: http://tlcsvcs.bigcartel.com