Referral Directory and Distance Learning Resources

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Referral Directory

Sometimes as parents it can feel as if we are stuck in a maze searching for professionals with knowledge and experience in dealing with dyslexia or even knowing where to start the search.  Many of the organizations listed below have a list of criteria that providers must meet in order to be listed in their referral directory.  The organizations listed below are not all inclusive, but a good starting point.  Another good strategy is to ask for referrals from other parents or professionals.

The International Dyslexia Association’s Provider Directories have a wide range of professionals knowledgeable and experienced in advocating, evaluating, and teaching those with dyslexia.

If you need information regarding a local tutor, testing, evaluation, parent advocate or other types of service provider please contact IDA Northern Ohio at:  or call 216.556.0883

Disclaimer: IDA Northern Ohio does not recommend or endorse any individual, business, school or program. We provide information to help you connect with those individuals involved in supporting dyslexia.

To become a dyslexia services provider listed in these directories:

  1.  You must be a member of IDA
    Become a Member
  2. You can apply for a listing in the local directory.
    Apply as Local Provider
  3. You can apply for a listing on the international directory by requesting an application.

Distance Learning Resource Links

Additional Learning Resources:


Students Needed for Research and Study

A research study is being conducted by Case Western Reserve University on the speech, language, and reading decoding ability of school-age participants with a diagnosis of a reading disability.  Access this flyer for more information:

Research Study Flyer

Advocates and Attorneys

Tutors and Teachers

Please note that the International Dyslexia Association has published the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading, a comprehensive document supported by research which details the knowledge and skills teachers need to teach reading effectively.  These Standards have now shifted the focus away from specific reading programs and curriculum to teacher preparation that aligns with these standards.

Please Note:
IDA Northern does not officially endorse, promote, represent, sponsor, or have any legal connection to any of the resources listed. Many parents have found these resources to be very useful in their journey to learn more about dyslexia and how to better advocate for their children.


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