to the Massachusetts Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA). The International Dyslexia Association provides a forum where parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia and researchers share their knowledge about a disorder that affects up to 20 percent of the United States population. MABIDA provides parent roundtables, professional education seminars and other resources to increase public awareness and remediation of dyslexia.
Thinking of Becoming a Member of the International Dyslexia Association?
New Rates for Parents and Students!
Just $45 for parents and $25 for students! Become a member today!
MABIDA's Annual Conference
Save the date: October 25th, 2014
Are you or your organization interested in sponsoring our conference?
If so, please contact: jac765 at mail dot harvard dot edu
Call to Action for Children with Dyslexia- Wrightslaw
In this Action Alert from Wrightslaw you can sign the petition to urge Congress to support a Bill of Rights for Children with Dyslexia. You will also learn how to send an email with your comments about the proposed revision to DSM5 removing Dyslexia.
Please consider signing this petition and in other ways protesting the exclusion of the term "dyslexia" from the new DSM-V.
See below for
MABIDA Board Member in the News!
Read about Kent Sinclair's Adult Professionals With Dyslexia group, in the recent newsletter of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.
If your community would like to learn more about dyslexia, contact us regarding three presentations that MABIDA board members can offer:
- Red Flags for Identifying
- Understanding Dyslexia
- Neuroscience of Dyslexia
Contact Pam Hook at: phook at mghihp.edu
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Institute for Theory and Computation and the Laboratory for Visual Learning
Astronomy for Everyone
A neuro-diversity workshop for high school students
We invite high school students with dyslexia, ADHD, and/or autism spectrum disorders for
a day visit at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics to learn
about careers in astronomy and share tips on how to work toward careers
Date and time: April 25 2014, 9:30am-5pm
Location: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, Phillips auditorium
Cost: No charge for the workshop
Registration: registration is required (space is limited). Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To register please visit: http://www.cfa.
Contact Dr. Smadar Naoz for questions and inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Graham Program at The Bancroft School
Bancroft School, an independent day school located in Worcester, MA, with approximately 500 students from 60 communities, seeks a teacher for grade five in the Hope Graham Program (HGP) beginning January 6, 2014.
HGP at Bancroft School is designed to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences. Applicants must have a Master's Degree in Reading, Literacy, and/or Special Education. A strong classroom teaching or tutoring background with experience in developing an individualized curriculum is required.
Knowledge of multi-sensory approaches such as Orton-Gillingham, and other methodologies proven to be successful with LBLD learners as well as a familiarity with neuropsychological evaluations is needed.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to:
Nichole Aubin, Executive Assistant
110 Shore Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
Dyslexia and Bilingualism
Join Harvard and MIT researchers in their study of language experience and dyslexia! Does your child (ages 6-17) speak more than one language? Students who struggle with reading and those who are typically developing readers are invited to join by emailing email@example.com
Language and Reading Research Consortium
Educators working with students in pre-K to grade 3 are invited to participate in an academic year-long project in Massachusetts that provides free teacher training and materials to support reading and language comprehension for the class. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Genes, Reading, and Dyslexia
The Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University is conducting a study of Genes, Reading, and Dyslexia and is seeking healthy children of African-American or Latino-American descent, 10-15 years of age, who have experienced reading difficulties and/or have a diagnosis of dyslexia. Study Information
Early Detection of Developmental Dyslexia
Researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston are studying early detection of dyslexia in pre-reading
children from infancy to kindergarten. The main goal is to find the best way to identify children at risk for
developmental dyslexia at a very early age, before reading skills are
even present. Participants 3 to 12 months of age and 4 to 6 years of age with or
without a family history of dyslexia are being recruited.