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The So CA Tri-Counties Branch of IDA is a volunteer organization that services Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties; parts of East San Gabriel Valley, and Southern Nevada.

The MISSION of TCB is to bring researchers and relevant literacy topics to the public and to share information regarding literacy, including dyslexia, via media, personal contact, and events focused on literacy.

We ENVISION building a community that facilitates literacy success through appropriate recognition, understanding, & strategy implementation appropriate to dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Populations served include educators, parents, individuals with dyslexia, and those who share their lives.

We believe that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential, individual learning abilities can be strengthened, and social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed.


IDA So CA Tri-‘Counties is a GuideStar participant

Welcome everyone,

I am honored to be the president of the So-Cal Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.  As a board we strive to increase awareness and education of what dyslexia is and how it impacts people. Whether you have dyslexia, or know someone with dyslexia, we are here to offer hope, support and resources for personal success to people with dyslexia and those who interact with them.

As an active and passionate board, we provide resources and events to help people navigate their journey through dyslexia. We strive to consistently meet our communities’ needs in understanding dyslexia. With our passion and compassion, we imagine the following……….

A classroom where every child is successful and every child can read.  This is the goal of the International Dyslexia Association. IDA has been in the forefront of scientific research to discover and promote development of the most effective method for teaching children to read.

IDA has determined that to achieve this vision of a classroom where every child reads, we must educate the TEACHERS. In this new century, the focus of IDA is to become part of every university that has an education strand and to provide curriculum and accreditation so that every teacher knows the structure of language and effective reading instruction.

IDA is promoting a method of instruction, coined “Structured Literacy”* which is even now being introduced and used in several universities and throughout many districts. This approach not only benefits children who struggle with learning to read, but it is so fundamental and natural that every child can excel. It is very beneficial to ALL students.

By donating to and being a member of IDA, you enable and support achieving the reality of our goal and our vision of EVERY CHILD READING.  All IDA members living in our Tri-Counties Service Area are also a member of our Tri-Counties Branch.

We want our goals to become a reality. We invite you to join us in our mission! Please consider becoming a member of our branch or making a donation of your time, treasure or talent. We look forward to meeting you at one of our many events.

Best Wishes,
Caylin Wade
TCB President

* STRUCTURED LITERACY – more information on our website
We have posted an infographic on Structured Literacy on our Articles page (under Tools, Information & Resources” navigation bar.).

Dyslexia Information from the State of Calif. Guidelines

Refer to “legislation” in the “Tools, Information, & Resources” navigation bar.

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.

IDA has printed a booklet, Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know.  You may download it here.  It provides a wealth of information.


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