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P.O. Box 8943
Calabasas, CA 91372


The International Dyslexia Association, Los Angeles Branch is a non-profit organization that serves Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and parts of Orange County. The Los Angeles County Branch is dedicated to stimulating awareness and understanding of dyslexia, to establish and promote the treatment of dyslexia and to give support to dyslexics and their families. Our purpose is accomplished through many free or low cost community programs by a group of hard working volunteers.




Learn more about dyslexia and related learning disabilities through a variety of resources – suggested reading and other recommended web sites, local resources, and IDA fact sheets 

Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Many elementary school teachers have limited resources related to dyslexia and other learning differences. Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know was developed to open the door for these educators to a better understanding of dyslexia. 

This handbook is intended to support all teachers in their passion to help every child reach his or her fullest potential. Use it to raise awareness, share best practices, and be a resource to your school’s administration and staff.

Inside you’ll learn more about find topics such as:

  • Signs and symptoms of dyslexia
  • Classroom strategies, tips, and tools
  • Components of effective reading instruction
  • Screening, evaluation, and diagnosis

We encourage you to share this handbook with as many people as possible. The more educators we can inform, the more children we can help!


Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities:

LD Online -
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Misunderstood Minds
National Center for Learning Disabilities -
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities -
Richard Lavoie -
Schwab Learning -
Teaching LD -
Center for the Study of Learning


Attention Deficit Disorder Association -
Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) -
National Resource Center on AD/HD -


Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance
Council of Parents, Attorneys & Advocacy -
Decoding Dyslexia California -

Parents Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)
Wrights Law -