International Dyslexia Association
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.
With the closures of our schools and other learning establishments, the AZ IDA wants to make you aware of an online resource that may help your struggling readers in these challenging and uncertain times. MindPlay is an online program, specifically designed to help your struggling readers succeed in reading.
MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) is an effective online reading program that improves reading abilities. It permits students with diverse skills and unique needs to read with control and precision. With MVRC, your child will start with the Universal Screener which identifies his or her areas of concern through several screening processes. Once completed, your child will jump right into an individually prescribed learning program, designed specifically for them. MindPlay covers all the fundamentals of reading including Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Fluency, and an additional component called Grammar for Meaning.
MindPlay’s Virtual Reading Coach has been proven to help students with a wide range of abilities. Adequate for all ages, it can serve as an online reading program for Tier 1 students and an intervention for Tiers 2 and 3 students. Additionally, it can be used by students of several categories, including Students with Dyslexia, Special Education, GED preparation, English Language Learners, and Bilingual Education.
- Aligns with individual state and Common Core standards for reading and language art
- Utilizes patented Synthetic Intelligence
- Provides interactive lessons with media-rich content
- Content based on Orton-Gillingham (OG) methodology
- Includes tiered instruction and remediation
- Provides Certified Speech Pathologists as reading coaches for every student
- Intensifies instruction for struggling readers
When the program is used for 30-minutes a day, five days a week minimum, improvement in basic reading skills is seen in the first month. In most cases, the average student using the program at home improves one grade level every 10 weeks (20 hours).
Mindplay is offering a FREE one week trial of the program for those interested. For more on MindPlay and to start your FREE trial, please visit https://parents.mindplay.com/
IDA does not recommend or endorse any individual, business, school or program. We are providing this information to hopefully provide an evidenced based online resources for your struggling reader. Please note, while this program will be beneficial for some, it may not be suitable for all students.
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PLUS, Arizona Members can participate in additional opportunities specifically for our Arizona Branch:
2019 Masquerade for Dyslexia
The next gala will be in 2021!
AZ IDA won an award for fundraising at the 2019 IDA Conference! 🏆
Thank you to everyone that helped make the Gala a success! Because of you, AZ IDA will continue to raise awareness and provide training for parents, teachers, and schools. Together we can help children with dyslexia thrive and reach their potential!
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