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P.O. Box 8943
Calabasas, CA 91372
USA

818.506.8866

The International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch is a non-profit organization that serves Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and parts of Orange County. The Los Angeles County Branch is dedicated to stimulating awareness and understanding of dyslexia, to establish and promote the treatment of dyslexia and to give support to dyslexics and their families. Our purpose is accomplished through many free or low cost community programs by a group of hard working volunteers.

IDALA Current Events

Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop
Jun
27
Jun 29

Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop

This three-day workshop provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System® curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. WRS is an intensive (Tier 3) program for students in grades 2-12 & Adults with persistent phonological coding deficits. It is based on the principles of Orton-Gilingham and can be used in both classroom and clinical settings.

June 27-29, 2017

Courtyard by Marriott, Sherman Oaks, CA

Click here for details and registration


 

 


 

SLINGERLAND® INSTITUTE Short Course
Jul
31
Aug 2

SLINGERLAND® INSTITUTE Short Course

Slingerland® Institute for Literacy

Building Better Reading Skills: 

Short Course

July 31 - August 2

Westmark School, Encino

Slingerland®'s 3-day course, suitable for classroom teachers and tutors, covers the techniques for teaching phonics, decoding, phrase reading, and reading with comprehension and analysis using the Slingerland® multisensory, structured literacy approach.

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Click here for On-Line Registration

 


DODGERS TEAM UP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
Sep
9
6:10 pm18:10

DODGERS TEAM UP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION

  • Dodger Stadium

JOIN US AS THE DODGERS TEAM UP WITH IDA-LA TO BRING YOU DYSLEXIA NIGHT AT DODGER STADIUM!

TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS (19 or less) VISIT: 
DODGERS.COM/DYSLEXIA

Click the flyer for active links and information. 

Show your support for our Los Angeles dyslexia community and wear your IDA-LA t-shirt to Dyslexia Night at Dodger Stadium.

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Wilson Fundations® Workshops
Jun
20
Jun 22

Wilson Fundations® Workshops

Wilson Fundations® is a multisensory and systematic phonics, spelling, and handwriting program that benefits K-3 students in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 setting. Three separate full-day workshops address Levels K-2. The cost for each workshop is $259. All workshops will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Sherman Oaks. Follow the links below for details and registration.

Level K - June 20, 9am - 3:30 pm - Sherman Oaks

Level 1 - June 21, 9am - 3:30 pm - Sherman Oaks

Level 2 - June 22, 9am - 3:30 pm - Sherman Oaks


PASADENA AREA PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Apr
12
7:15 pm19:15

PASADENA AREA PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

  • La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011

Straight Talk About Summer Intervention

Presented by Educational Therapists Janel Umfress and Barb Langeloh

Location details will be provided upon rsvp.

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike®
Oct
15
4:00 pm16:00

Great Minds Don't Think Alike®

  • LUXE SUNSET BOULEVARD HOTEL

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 4pm

Celebrate the Creative Mind as We Honor HENRY WINKLER

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION, LOS ANGELES BRANCH AND THE GREAT MINDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

TICKETS ARE $100


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Purchase an Angel Ticket and sponsor a teacher to attend.

Cost is $100 to sponsor a teacher. 

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PLATINUM HOSTS 

ANONYMOUS
ALEXIS AND JASON SCHUTZER
LAUREN SANCHEZ WHITESELL, IMPERATIVE/PURSUIT

GOLD HOSTS 

ANONYMOUS,
ANTHEM FOUNDATION AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY COURTESY OF JOE AND JESSICA GREENBERG,
JOAN AND DAVID HILL
LAUREN AND ANTON SCHIFF
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BEVERLY HILLS

SILVER HOSTS

ALISON POLLEY CHIU, ESQ AND STAN CHIU AIA, BONNIE AND RICHARD COOK,
PENNY AND TRAVIS HANSEN, MELISSA AND SCOTT KLEIN, NIKKI AND DAVE LEBOW,
ELIZABETH AND JASON SUGARMAN

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

WENDY SCHALL AND JANE LORD, CO-CHAIRS
ALISON POLLEY CHIU, CAROL GORDON, NIKKI LEBOW, ELIZABETH LUTSKY,
JULIA MURPHY, MARIANNE NELSON, ZOE WINKLER REINIS, ALEXIS SCHUTZER


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May
5
7:15 pm19:15

Parent Support Group

Join us on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pasadena Area

Parent Support Group

For Parents of Children with Dyslexia

and Other Language Based Learning Differences

 

Understanding Assessments:

The Corner Pieces of the IEP Puzzle

 

Michelle Becker will lead the discussion on helping parents read, interpret and apply educational assessment scores to develop appropriate IEP's for their student.

Location

A La Canada-Flintridge home

Address to be given when you RSVP by emailing info@dyslexiala.org

 

No charge to attend.

Study Group
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Study Group

It is time to Examine the Research
 

WHAT: A study group lead by members of the IDALA        Study Group Committee

WHO: Parents and Professionals

WHEN: Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10am-12pm

WHERE: Toluca Lake - specific location sent to those who RSVP

THE TOPIC:

 The Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter Edition 2016 highlights the current research that uses brain-based measures for providing insights into the etiology of dyslexia and the changes in the brain following intervention. Researchers have recently been able to study brainwaves in infants to determine auditory processing responses and the correlation to later linguistic skills and cognitive process of reading acquisition. We will discuss the longitudinal studies by April Benasich ("Early Screening and Intervention of Infants at High Risk for Developmental Language Disorders" on pages 24 - 29) and Molfese and colleagues ("Identifying Early Literacy Practices That Impact Brain Processing and Behavior" on pages 19 - 23). 

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IDALA Presents: Language and Learning 2016
Mar
5
8:00 am08:00

IDALA Presents: Language and Learning 2016

Featuring Dr. Nancy Mather

The International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch, would like to invite you to participate in our 4th annual conference on March 5, 2016 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at UCLA. The day will include opportunities for various breakout sessions lead by experts in the fields related to learning differences. We expect the conference to bring together over 200 parents, teachers and other professionals all interested in learning more about dyslexia and related learning issues.

We are thrilled to present Dr. Nancy Mather as our 2016 Keynote Speaker and we are in the process of securing our breakout session speakers. We know that the event will be a wonderful learning experience for all attendees. 

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Groups, please use this to mail in registration

Pasadena Area Parent Support Group
Nov
5
7:30 pm19:30

Pasadena Area Parent Support Group

For Parents of Children with Dyslexia and Other
Language Based Learning Differences

Topic:
Looking in the Rearview Mirror: Perspective from Two Adults with Dyslexia

Location
A La Canada-Flintridge home
Address to be given when you RSVP below

No charge to attend.

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Examine the Research Discussion (RSVP)
Oct
17
10:00 am10:00

Examine the Research Discussion (RSVP)

Saturday, October 17
10:00am
Encino

Vocabulary learning is a critical element in the development of literacy skills, and the gap in vocabulary knowledge is one of the the greatest challenges struggling learners face. The Summer 2015 edition of Perspectives on Language and Literacy: "Vocabulary Research Meets the Classroom" includes an excellent collection of articles tackling the scope of this important topic, ranging from investigations of what vocabulary is necessary at different age levels to addressing the current trends and best practices for effective vocabulary instruction and assessment. Join us for a discussion about how to apply the information and findings in these articles to supporting and instructing our students in the area of vocabulary.

Study Group
Feb
21
10:00 am10:00

Study Group

It is time to examine the research! 
 

WHAT: Examine the Research: A Study Group

WHO: Parents and Professionals

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10am-12pm

WHERE: TBD

THE TOPIC TBD

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This group is open to all IDALA members and non-members; however, membership is encouraged!  A member of our study group committee will be presenting the article and leading the discussion. The article will be disseminated about one week before our meeting, to those who RSVP, along with the specific study group location. 


Parent Support Group
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

Parent Support Group

  • Park Century School

The International Dyslexia Association Los Angeles Chapter, IDALA, is excited to offer a Parent Support group on the Westside for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. This group is intended to provide a safe space where parents can explore, share and talk about the myriad of feelings and experiences that come up when parenting a child with learning disabilities.

  • WORKING THROUGH THE DIAGNOSIS AND CO-EXISTING EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS
  • GUILT / FRUSTRATIONS / BURNOUT
  • THE GRIEVING PROCESS AND DEALING WITH AN UNKNOWN FUTURE
  • STRATEGIES TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK / BEHAVIOR / ETC.

MEET OUR NEW FACILITATOR

Fay Pondel MA, MFT

Fay has many years of experience as a group facilitator. She has the ability to connect with each individual's need. Her experience ranges from school sites to private facilities.

Please contact us if you can be there. 

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DYSLEXIA WORKSHOP
Jan
25
1:00 pm13:00

DYSLEXIA WORKSHOP

  • Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

What is self-advocacy? It is your child’s ability to identify their strengths and challenges, understand how they learn best, and effectively communicate it to others. This important life skill must be taught , encouraged and nurtured both at school and at home. Strong self-advocates are empowered to achieve success in the classroom and beyond.

REGISTER at www.LearningAlly.org/calabasas