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Professional Organizations

International Dyslexia Association and the Austin Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association are nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting reading excellence for all children through early identification of dyslexia, effective literacy education for adults and children with dyslexia, and teacher training.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities is an advocacy group which works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. This website includes information on services, educational programs, and legislative initiatives.

Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) Academic language therapy helps develop effective secondary language and written communication skills through proficiency in reading and writing. The Academic Language Therapy Association® (ALTA) is a nonprofit national professional organization for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and promoting standards of education, practice and professional conduct for Certified Academic Language Therapists.

The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators promotes public awareness of the needs of children and adults with dyslexia, and of the Orton-Gillingham approach for the treatment of dyslexia. They also provide teacher training and certification as well as accreditation of programs that train Orton-Gillingham practitioners and educators.

The International Multi-sensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) is an accrediting organization setting high professional standards in the preparation of Multi-sensory Structured Language specialists — clinicians and teachers.

Learning Ally
 is a nonprofit volunteer organization, and is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical barrier. 


SchwabLearning (Great Schools) supports parents in their role of becoming advocates of their children. 

The Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) promotes the scientific study of reading and disseminates information and related areas as language and literacy, making research in this area widely available.

Target the Problem is a tool to help parents and classroom teachers understand the specific problems a child may be having with reading. This site provides practical suggestions on what you (and kids themselves) can do to help students overcome or deal with their reading difficulties.  

US Department of Education has information on the government's policies and procedures concerning the education of our children, including those with special needs.


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