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IDA Events

April 2022 – IDA-RMB’s 2022 Reading in the City Giveaway

We’ve planned a big treat for all of you! Just $20 for paying members and $40 for non-members gains you access to a plethora of helpful resources, and a chance to enter in our raffles for amazing prices including trainings, decodable readers, and more!

Click Here for more details and to register!

June 6-9, 2022 – Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Course

Join us in preparing to teach Orton-Gillingham in a classroom environment! We have 30 spots open this summer. Classes to be held in the Denver-Metro area. One scholarship is available. Only $900 for members – includes lunch and materials. Registration is open!

Click Here for more details and to register today!

IDA Announces DyslexiaCon 2022!


IDA’s 2022 Annual Conference will be held November 10 – 12, 2022 in beautiful San Antonio, TX. This year the conference will be held in-person with virtual options. Make plans to join us for three days of learning, sharing and networking at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center located in downtown San Antonio along the banks of the River Walk.

More information coming soon!

Local Community Events

YES! Colorado End of Year Celebration

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 9:00 am at TBD Metro Denver, CO

This event is a celebration of the whole child – while acknowledging the special obstacles that kids with dyslexia face throughout the school year. Here we celebrate not just the academic achievements, but also the kid that reached out and asked for help, the kid that read his first million words in audio books, and the kid that’s just happy they got their D up to a C by the end of semester! No matter what struggle your dyslexic child faced this year – this celebration is for them!

Registration starts 2 weeks before event. Click Here for more info.


Local Groups & Resources

COKID’s mission is to ensure that all dyslexic children are identified and receive appropriate intervention and support to achieve their full potential. This parent group’s website also includes a list of different Parent Support & Dyslexia Advocacy Groups in Colorado. Visit their website for upcoming events as well as dyslexia and legislation-related resources.

Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy (YES!)

Originally started by the Rocky Mountain Branch, and now with similar groups all over the country, we are proud of our Colorado Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy! The purpose of this youth program is to train students with learning differences to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, to help them build confidence and to provide them with the tools to become strong self-advocates. This student led program provides support, connections and a sense of community for students with learning differences. Visit The YES! Program Website to learn more!

Spring 2022 Online Course for Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Designed by David Kilpatrick Ph.D. in collaboration with the CDE, the eLearning series will run from February 1 to June 1, 2022. This course requires participants to watch 13 module videos, respond to discussion questions and complete short assessments for each module. Participants who successfully complete the requirements of this course will receive 15 CDE credit hours.

Click here for the registration form.

For those not working in CO public schools, there is an ongoing on demand version of these courses you can access any time. It does not include the assessments or the discussion forum and the CDE credit hours are not available, but it has all the same videos and is a great companion piece tothe book. You can join as a guest through the CDE LMS:

The IDA Dyslexia Digital Library

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has launched the premier Dyslexia Digital Library at to house an extensive collection of IDA’s most informative articles, fact sheets, infographics, and videos organized in a searchable, user-friendly site, including FAQs and trending topics. Families can learn strategies to help them advocate for their child with dyslexia, reading teachers can find guidance on applying the principles of Structured Literacy in their classrooms, researchers can review the work of their peers—these are just a few examples of how to use the library.


Professional Development Training

(Businesses and professionals have paid to be listed below. Please note that IDA-RMB does not endorse any specific individual, business, school or program. Please contact the particular service providers for more information.)

Are you looking for answers to these questions?
Which should I take first, LETRS or OG?  I want to increase my knowledge of the reading research, where should I start?  How can I become a dyslexia specialist in my state?  How can I get training on X program? Before You Train: Understanding Literacy Training Options with Dr. Stephanie Stollar and Concha Wyatt

Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham is an engaging approach to teaching and learning which enables participants to successfully provide Orton Gillingham targeted instruction to students with dyslexia as well as to equip the general population with the tools they need to succeed and excel in reading, writing and in spelling and math. An accredited training Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, Ron Yoshimoto developed these nationally and internationally acclaimed Orton-Gillingham trainings.
“I appreciate how clear it is to implement with my class, the scope and sequence, lesson plans and correction procedures make it so doable. And all the materials – amazing” “I have never received such positive feedback from my teachers before!” “This is the first time I have completed a workshop and feel like I actually have the tools and materials I need to serve my dyslexic students.” “I am not a trained teacher, yet I am now empowered to help my child. Thank you.”
OGI is a CDE approved supplemental, intervention and consulting provider for the READ Act. The Yoshimoto O.G. Approach is an International Dyslexia Association approved program. Please contact us regarding scheduling school or district-based classes or in regards to certification.

Click here for more information and upcoming open courses

Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) in Literacy at Vertical Skills Academy

June 14-15 from 8:30 am to 4 pm

Registration is now open for the evidence-based Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) for literacy class!

Click Here to find out more.

June 2022 Orton-Gillingham Approach Online Teacher/Tutor Training

Dyslexia and Literacy Instruction – A Deeper Understanding

June 20-23 and June 27-29 from 9am to 2pm MT

All coursework and practicums follow the curriculum set forth by the Orton-Gillingham Academy.

Click Here to learn more and register.

June 2022 Wilson Language Training Workshops – Systematic, Multi-sensory, Structured Language

Wilson is passionate about providing educators with the knowledge and skills they need to help students who may benefit from a systematic, multi-sensory, structured language approach. Professional learning programs are delivered by a nationwide team of expert Literacy Specialists and Trainers. Click on the links below to learn more and register:


June 6-9, 2022 – Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Course

Join us in preparing to teach Orton-Gillingham in a classroom environment! We have 30 spots open this summer. Classes to be held in the Denver-Metro area. One scholarship is available. Only $900 for members – includes lunch and materials. Registration is open!

Click Here for more details and to register today!

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