D.C. Capital Area Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Serving the DC Metropolitan Area

Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy


DCIDA celebrates 40 years

WRITING MATTERS - Register by 10/30 to attend for only $70!

Back by popular demand, at the request of members and conference attendees: William Van Cleave will present Writing Matters his full day seminar on effective strategies for teaching grammar and writing. This nationally recognized presentation is offered in partnership with the Virginia Branch of the IDA.

This full day workshop will include hands on strategies for developing writing skills in students of all ages and learning styles. Van Cleave’s incremental approach is appropriate for all students but essential for those who struggle. It is perfect for general education classrooms, inclusion classes, individual instruction or support and those who learn at home.

When: Saturday November 8, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30/4:00 PM

Where: Oakwood School, 7210 Braddock Road, Annndale, VA 22003 Click here for directions

Early registration discounts apply. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Not a member? Join by visiting www.interdys.org and filling out the membership application on line.

REGISTER FOR A FREE WEBINAR LINK : Essentials of College Preparation, Planning & Placement for Students Who Learn Differently. A recorded webinar presentation by the College Consulting Collaborative.

View the presentation free of charge at your convenience from October 16 through November 1. REGISTER HERE.


March 14, 2015: Reading-Evaluation and Evidence Based Instruction

Location: Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD

Time: Full day seminar

Featuring: Nancy Mather, Ph.D, and Mary Wennersten, M. Ed.

Nancy Mather is a professor of Special Education at the University of Arizona in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. Dr. Mather is a co-author of the Woodcock-Johnson III and has written two books on interpretation and application of the WJ III.

Mary Wennersten is the director of K-3 literacy for the Arizona Department of Education in the High Academic Standards for Students Division.

May 2, 2015: Advocacy in Action Diane Lyon, Founding Member of Literate Nation addresses the DCIDA Annual Membership Meeting

Diane Lyon is a founding member of Literate Nation. She describes her personal journey in supporting a child with learning differences and what she has learned about advocating for literacy instruction for all students. She is a dynamic speaker with a compelling story and true insights regarding what it takes to become a part of necessary change.

The D.C. Capital Area and the MD Branches of the International Dyslexia Association Presented a Full Day Conference Overcoming Obstacles: Reading, Attention & Executive Function March 15, 2014

Dr. Tridas Presents

Attendees Listen to Dr. Tridas

Partner and Sponsor LDAMC

Dr Hessler Presents

William Van Cleave

Panel: Options for Parents

William Van Cleave with DCIDA President & Board Member