IDA Membership Benefits for Parents

join_now_buttonParents are a vital and growing part of the IDA community, and reinforcing parent advocacy is a core IDA goal. Parent members receive the following member benefits:





You will receive by email, an electronic copy of IDA’s quarterly publication, Perspectives on Language and Literacy. Perspectives discusses educational best practices, curriculum methods, case studies and first-person application of multisensory structured language teaching techniques.





The Examiner

examinerThe International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) monthly e-letter—The Examiner— keeps you abreast of happenings at IDA and on top of dyslexia and literacy-related events and information in the field and around the world! All IDA members and Examiner subscribers receive our e-letter free of charge.

Not a member? Click here to learn about the important work of IDA and about all our valuable member benefits. Or click here to subscribe to The Examiner.  We publish on or near the 25th of each month.

It is IDA’s policy to neither recommend nor endorse any specific program, product, institution, company, or instructional material, noting that there are a number of such that present the critical components of instruction as defined by IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Any program, product, institution, company, or instructional material carrying the IDA Accredited seal meets the IDA Standards. Opinions expressed in Examiner articles and/or via links do not necessarily reflect those of IDA.



Dyslexia Connection




An electronic newsletter written for parents that deals with dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Articles focus on parenting, advocacy and other issues facing families with children who learn differently.



Discounts on the IDA Annual Conference





Receive up to a $130 discount on registration fees when attending IDA’s annual conference on Reading, Literacy & Learning, a four day event that includes many topics devoted to teaching and learning. Discounted fees on branch conferences may also available to members.




Branch Membership




Members of IDA automatically receive membership in one of IDA’s 42 branches located across the US & Canada and will have the opportunity to meet and network with other parents in your community.



Reading and Writing




Reading and Writing is an interdisciplinary journal containing articles on the processes, acquisition, and loss of reading and writing skills.(ELECTRONIC)




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