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:
Additional helpful articles:
Joint Statement on Vision Therapy – revised 2014
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