The Ohio Valley Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (formerly The Orton Dyslexia Society) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia. This Branch was formed to increase public awareness of dyslexia in the Southern Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia areas. We have been serving individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field in this community for over 30 years. There are two other Branches of IDA in Ohio--Northern Ohio and Central Ohio. A group in the Dayton area can be contacted at this site: http://daytonread.wordpress.com.
SAVE THE DATE!
2015 FALL CONFERENCE
October 3, 2015
Presenter: Dr. Kenn Apel
Dr. Apel received his bachelor's and master's degrees from San Diego State University and doctorate from the University of Memphis. His research and teaching areas of interest focus on language and literacy development and disorders with a specific focus on word-level reading and spelling and the (meta) linguistic skills that support these abilities.
Dr. Apel will speak to us about spelling, how it develops, how one knows if a student is struggling in that area, how one can figure out what areas students might need specific help. He will provide ideas for instruction/intervention which will involve hands-on group practice.