Tools, Information and Resources

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Tools, Information & Resources

Learn more about dyslexia and related learning disabilities through: resourcesIDA fact sheets, and suggested reading.


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Enjoy our webinar sessions (posted with the most recent on top):


Structured Literacy




Summer learning :  Click here for slides


Guest speaker Dr. Tracy Weeden:  Click here for slides






Supporting Your Struggling Reader During the Pandemic:  In this hour-long webinar for parents, clinical professor and educational attorney Michael Gregory provides timely information for understanding and navigating school services during the pandemic. Special education consultant and IDA board member Dinan Messiqua highlights strategies and tools for supporting your struggling reader’s progress at home. Child psychologist and author Ellen O’Donnell concludes the hour with advice for families coping with COVID-related stress and anxiety.

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

Want to learn more? Our expert panelists have shared these valuable resources for navigating special education services and supporting your struggling reader at home during the pandemic.

Resources for Navigating Special Education Services
Michael Gregory, Esq.
Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Managing Attorney, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative

Supporting Literacy Skills at Home
Dinan Messiqua, MA, MEd, Certified-OG
Special Education Consultant
Communications Chair, IDA Massachusetts Branch

Talking About Covid-19 with our Wonderers and Worriers
Ellen O’Donnell, PhD
Child Psychologist, MassGeneral Hospital for Children & Harvard Medical School
Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston
Co-Author of Bless This Mess: A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World






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