How to Find the Right Intervention Program for your Child

Finding the right support for a student with dyslexia can be difficult, particularly when there are so many different programs and approaches to choose from including tutoring centers, reading centers, brain training programs, vision therapy, listening therapy,  movement-based therapies, and a wide variety of individual practitioners.

It is important that the individual who will be working with your child has the knowledge and expertise as described in the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Dyslexia Specialists document.

The following Fact  Sheets published by the International Dyslexia Association will provide you with the information you need and the right questions to ask to ensure your student gets the help they need:

When Educational Promises Are Too Good To Be True

Evaluating Educational Professionals

Knowledge and Practice Standards for Dyslexia Specialists

Effective Instruction

Multisensory Structured Language Teaching

Additional helpful articles:

Joint Statement on Vision Therapy – revised 2014

Authors:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Vision Efficiency Interventions and Reading Disability by Jack M. Fletcher and Debra Currie

Controversial Therapies for Dyslexia by Bruce Pennington

Evaluation of Fast ForWord® Language Effects on Language and Reading by Richard K. Olson

Physical Exercise and Movement-Based Interventions for Dyslexia by Carolyn A. Denton