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Rebekah Dyer

International Dyslexia Association
Arizona Branch

I am honored and privileged to be the president of the AZ Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.  As a board we will continue to strive forward in our efforts to increase awareness and education of what dyslexia is and how it impacts people. We plan to create a foundation for parents, teachers and schools with effective programs and strategies to support individuals with dyslexia.  I look forward to working with our outstanding board members in these efforts.

Good News: Get Certified and Get Reimbursed

The goal of Arizona-IDA is to provide accurate information about assessment and appropriate instruction for students with dyslexia. Another goal is to support educators who successfully complete face-to-face and online training that leads to IDA certification.

Thanks to successful fundraising efforts, we are able to offer Arizona educators reimbursement for completion of courses and programs that provide increased knowledge about dyslexia, or lead to successful performance on IDA Certification tests. Priority will be given to current members of IDA.

Courses eligible for reimbursement include any program accredited by IDA (identified under the Teacher Preparation tab on the National IDA web site:; and successful  completion of an IDA certification exam.

We will also reimburse educators who successfully complete the Teaching Reading Effectively course offered by the Arizona Department of Education. Reimbursement is also available for successful completion of a three-hour online course entitled Understanding Dyslexia (

Applicants must gain pre-approval for a selected course, or certification exam,  by submitting a request online at ( Reimbursement will be provided upon submission of a certificate or document of successful course completion. Applications are now being accepted for courses taken between 4/1/17 and 5/31/18.

Knowledge & Practice Standards

Accredited Programs & Organizations
If you are a graduate of any of IDA’s Accredited Preparation Organizations, you  may qualify for grandfathering into automatic certification as either a Dyslexia Practitioner or Dyslexia Therapist.
This special one-time offer expires AUGUST 31, 2017

Council on Accreditation and Certification | 443.901.2450 | 410.321.5069 | |


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