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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.

 Research Studies

ASU Study: The Child Language and Literacy Lab at Arizona State University is seeking 10- and 11-year-old elementary school students for a research study on reading! The purpose of this study is to understand whether children with and without dyslexia differ on memory, sequencing and learning tasks. We will use the information gained in this study to help find ways to assist children with dyslexia in the future. Interested families can read more about and register for the study at  For more information, please email DeAnne Hunter at

Recruitment Flyer

TCU Study:  The READ study through Texas Christian University is currently looking for children that are 7-12 years old with a dyslexia diagnosis (without ADHD) to those with average reading skills to participate in a study of auditory and visual processing.

The child will be asked to complete a one-on-one virtual session with a researcher followed by some online games at their own pace. During the virtual session with your child, they will be asked to complete a few short puzzle games and reading tasks. During the study, you will receive a saliva sample collection kit via mail to test for markers in a dyslexia-associated gene. All data will be de-identified and kept confidential.  Each participant will receive a $20 gift card.

Interested families will find a short video about the project and the background survey at If you have questions please email


Please note: The AZ IDA is sharing these opportunities and not endorsing the research studies.

18+ Dyslexia Support Group

We know community matters! AZ IDA is in the beginning stages of starting a Support Group for Adults with Dyslexia. Please fill out this survey to let us know if you’d be interested. If you know of someone who might benefit from this type of group please share the survey link with them. We look forward to hearing from you!


Join Our Mission

Support from members of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has allowed us to continue to educate our community and share the latest research in the field of dyslexia. As we commemorate IDA’s 70th anniversary, we are on a mission to train 7,000 teachers, educate 70,0000 children, and support 700,000 families!
We invite you to join our mission and take advantage of IDA Member benefits, including the new and exciting benefits below:
    • My IDA Perks. Free access to My IDA Perks. A network of nationwide discounts.
    • IDA Stores. Members receive a 15% discount on IDA’s books and merchandise.
    • IDA Member Facebook Group. Expand your network and share information, ideas, and resources.
    • Annual CEU Discounts. Professional and teacher members will receive one discounted on-demand conference recording per calendar year.

PLUS, Arizona Members can participate in additional opportunities specifically for our Arizona Branch:

      • Reimbursement Scholarships. Up to $300 in reimbursement scholarships for those interested in becoming educated in dyslexia. Apply here.
      • Learning Ally. An opportunity for children with dyslexia to read independently, develop a love of learning, and reach their full potential. Register here.



Let’s Talk Dyslexia – May 2021 – Issue 4

In this issue, learn why evaluations and IEP’s say “Specific Learning Disability” and not “Dyslexia” as well as why it’s important to #SayDyslexia. Read More Here.

Support AZ IDA

Thanks to support from generous partners like you, we are able to create programs and resources to support the 1 in 5 individuals with dyslexia and literacy challenges in Arizona.



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