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Upcoming IDA Events

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.

Local Community Events

Dyslexia Southwest 2022

SWIDA’s 35th annual professional conference will be offered as a virtual symposium again this year. Beginning with our live Kickoff Event & Annual Meeting February 1, 2022, you will have unlimited access to 13 on-demand sessions, each providing a downloadable certificate of attendance and CEU credits, for a flat rate of $149.

For more information about speakers and their sessions, please click here.


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.

Because the funding for our work comes from federal tax dollars, we are required to spend these funds supporting public educators working in public schools and we are required to give priority to Colorado public educators. However, 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 for this course, but it has all the same videos and is a great companion piece to Dr. Kilpatrick’s book. You can join as a guest through the CDE LMS. The links for these open-source courses are below:


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

Master of Arts in Teaching – Dyslexia Specialist

The Master of Arts in Teaching – Dyslexia Specialist degree is a graduate program administered by Colorado College in partnership with The Colorado Literacy and Learning Center. This intensive two-year program is for individuals seeking to learn the most effective, research-based strategies of reading instruction, including instruction for students with dyslexia. Credit hours can be applied to CC’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree. ALTA National Certification and CDE Reading Teacher Endorsement and Reading Specialist Endorsement available.

Click Here for more information.

2021 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 for more information about each workshop:

Sept. 27-29, 2021 – WRS Introductory Course (Virtual, Instructor-Led)
Sept. 27, 2021 – Fundations® Level K Virtual Launch Workshop (Instructor-Led)
Sept. 28, 2021 – Fundations® Level 1 Virtual Launch Workshop (Instructor-Led)
Sept. 28, 2021 – Fundations® Level 3 Virtual Launch Workshop (Instructor-Led)
Sept. 29, 2021 – Fundations® Level 2 Virtual Launch Workshop (Instructor-Led)
Oct. 1, 2021 – Just Words ® Virtual Launch Workshop (Instructor-Led)


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