Fact Sheets and Articles about Dyslexia and Related Issues

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The International Dyslexia Association’s Fact Sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to improve understanding and support advocacy initiatives. Below are links to the IDA Fact Sheets as well as additional helpful articles.

National IDA lists Facts Sheet in alphabetical order here: https://dyslexiaida.org/fact-sheets/.
Be sure to visit the Dyslexia Digital Library at www.DyslexiaLibrary.org to ensure you have all the latest IDA Fact Sheets and Infographics.

Every other month, NHIDA hosts a Zoom session that focuses on information from one of the IDA Dyslexia Fact Sheets. You can view past sessions and sign up for upcoming sessions here: https://dyslexiaida-nnea.org/

The IDA Georgia Branch also offers a Topics of Interest Library in response to frequently asked questions.  Visit https://ga.dyslexiaida.org/topics-library/ to view this frequently updated, dynamic page. 


New Fact Sheets and Guides:

Considerations for English Learners at Risk for Dyslexia (April 2024)

English Learners and Dyslexia (2023)

Building Phonemic Awareness (2022)

General Information:

Dyslexia Basics (Click here for Spanish)

Defining Dyslexia (from the National Center on Improving Literacy)

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

What is Working Memory? (2021 article by Rae Jacobson of Child-Mind Institute) (Click here for Spanish)

Oral Language Impairments and Dyslexia

What is Development Language Disorder (DLD)? (DLD and Me website, Tiffany Hogan, PhD)

When Language Prevents Kids From Succeeding At Math  (6/21/22 article by Natalie Wexler, Senior Contributor for Forbes.com)


Is My Child Dyslexic? (Common Characteristics)

Assessment of Dyslexia

Testing and Evaluation

Facts: Evaluation and Re-Evaluation through the GA Public School System

Universal Screening: K–2 Reading

Dyslexia in the Schools: Assessment and Identification  (2019 article by IDA-GA Board Member Jennifer Lindstrom, Ph.D.)

Evaluation and Re-Evaluation (Information from GaDOE and Parent-to-Parent of GA)

What Works – Structured Literacy:

Structured Literacy: Effective Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Other Related Reading Difficulties

Here’s Why Schools Should Use Structured Literacy (article by Louise Spear-Swerling, PhD, in June 2019 Issue of The Examiner)

Structured Literacy Works, but What is It? (March 2019 Issue of The Examiner)

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)


Advocating for a Child in the Public School System  (August 2019)

How to Advocate for Assistive Technology and Services (April 2020)

Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities

Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia

Accommodations Worksheet (September 2019)

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)

Foreign Language Learning and Learning Disabilities: Making the College Transition (article from LDonline)

Adults with Dyslexia

Transitioning from High School to College 

Applying for Accommodations on College Entrance Tests

Applying for Accommodations on Graduate School Entrance Tests

Adolescents and Adults with Dyslexia (Click here for Spanish)

Further Reading;

Recommended Reading for Children and Teens

Recommended Reading for Parents

Recommended Reading for Professionals


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