What’s new in dyslexia research? Read highlights from a UCSF symposium.



Welcome! The Northern California Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (NCBIDA) provides a forum where parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia and researchers share their knowledge about a learning difference that affects up to 20 percent of the U.S. population. 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 workshop that helps promote awareness and empathy.

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Teacher Training

2014 Scholarships Now Open for Applications! Educators may now apply for partial scholarships for training in multisensory structured language education (MSLE) approaches.

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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.

Share Your Story

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

Please click here to submit your story.

Theresa Soares

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


Public Calendar

East Bay Kidz Summer Math Camp @ Kehilla Community Synagogue
Jul 7 – Jul 25 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

NCBIDA CO-SPONSORED EVENT: Wilson Language Training – Fundations® Level Workshops @ Crowne Plaza Foster City
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

Helping Teachers Teach Prevention/Early Intervention, Grades K-3

July 14, 15, and 16, 2014, 9:00 am-3:30 pm

These three separate workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum for the designated level(s). The workshop includes: the principles of instruction; the skills taught in each Fundations level, including phonemic awareness; phonics and word study, vocabulary, high frequency trick words, fluency, comprehension, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation; and how to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.

Wilson Fundations® is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits all K-3 students, in particular, those in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 setting. Fundations Second Edition – published in 2012 – thoroughly teaches the foundational skills of the Common Core State Standards (print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, and fluency). It strongly supports reading, writing, and language standards.

To Register for EACH SESSION:

July 14, 2014 - Fundations Level K

July 15, 2014 - Fundations Level 1

July 16, 2014 - Fundations Level 2