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Dyslexia Guidelines Released by the California Department of Education

The California Department of Education on August 18, 2017,  published long-awaited dyslexia guidelines designed to assist regular and special education teachers and parents in identifying, assessing and supporting students with dyslexia. This achievement resulted from the 2015 passage of AB 1369, which created a Work Group to help develop guidelines for students with dyslexia in California’s public schools. The complete guidelines are available on the California Department of Education website.

Read the Top 10 Dyslexia Guidelines from the newly released Guidelines.


Welcome to Southern California Tri-Counties Branch website.  TCB has been serving parts of Southern California since 1984.  Our continuing mission is to improve literacy and access to appropriate education in our communities.  We invite you to explore our website to learn about us and our events.  You can access and download free information about dyslexia and dysgraphia, view informative videos, and learn effective strategies for dealing with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other related language learning differences.

It is also easy for you to access the International Dyslexia Association home office pages by clicking on “Tools, Information, & Resources”.  The first item on the pull-down menu takes you directly to the national IDA website.  You may also just click on the IDA logo in the top left corner.

IDA has begun a program called TeamQuest that we know will generate the kinds of funds that can change the world of education. TeamQuest‘s goal is to create a world where everyone can read. TeamQuest is an endurance, training, and fundraising program to help adults and the more than 10 million school age children struggling with dyslexia. The concept behind it is for people to run/walk in world-class marathons and also invite friends and family to support them as they run. If someone is unable to actually run, they may become virtual runners and raise money that way.

Visit to find out how YOU can be involved. This unique program will raise funds for both the IDA Home Office and our own TCB when you join TeamQuest for TCB. Choose So CA Tri-Counties Branch as your home branch and help us change the lives of children and adults who struggle with reading.  I hope that you will join me in support of TeamQuest – it is a fantastic way to change your life and the lives of others.

IDA is the foremost authority on dyslexia and language learning differences and the pages are filled with relevant information.
We welcome your comments and questions and look forward to meeting you at our events.

Elaine Offstein
International Dyslexia Association
Southern California Tri-Counties Branch



Dyslexia: The World the Way I See It

More than one in ten children in the US struggle with dyslexia or other language based learning difference. Without appropriate intervention, struggling readers have a higher probability of not completing high school. Their dreams are dashed. Their opportunities are diminished. It doesn’t have to be this way.










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