Fact Sheets about Dyslexia and Related Issues

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The IDA Fact Sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to improve understanding and support advocacy initiatives. Fact sheets are frequently used to enrich and supplement IEP meetings, school board discussions, and district policy initiatives. Click on topics of interest below to view and download fact sheets.

General Information:

Dyslexia Basics (Click here for Spanish)

Dyslexia and the Brain (Click here for Spanish)

Helpful Terminology

Information for Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia

Emotional Issues:

Dyslexia-Stress-Anxiety Connection (Click here for Spanish)

Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia

Common Co-Occurrences:

Gifted and Dyslexic (Click here for Spanish)

AD/HD and Dyslexia (Click here for Spanish)

Understanding Dysgraphia (Click here for Spanish)

Working Memory: The Engine for Learning

Oral Language Impairments and Dyslexia


Is My Child Dyslexic? (Common Characteristics)

Assessment of Dyslexia

Testing and Evaluation

Universal Screening: K–2 Reading

What Works – Structured Literacy:

Multi-Sensory Structured Language Teaching

Orton-Gillingham Based and/or Multi-Sensory Structured Language Approaches

Effective Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia (Click here for Spanish)

Spelling (Click here for Spanish)

Morphological Awareness

Evaluating Professionals (Click here for Spanish)

Educational Promises

Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia (Click here for Spanish)


Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities

Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia

Transitioning from High School to College 

Applying for Accommodations on College Entrance Tests

Applying for Accommodations on Graduate School Entrance Tests

Home Schooling

At-Risk Students and the Study of Foreign Language in Schools (Click here for Spanish)

Further Reading;

Recommended Reading for Children and Teens

Recommended Reading for Parents

Recommended Reading for Professionals



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