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The International Dyslexia Association has been in force for 52 years and has been helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and teachers to better understand the learning disability. The IDA is a no-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. They work nationally to increase the public's understanding of learning disabilities. The web site address is http://www.interdys.org. The Organization took over Dr.Samuel T. Orton's research on dyslexia. The web page has different links to click on to read about dyslexia and what IDA does to help. For example, ABC's of Dyslexia, Branch Services, Conferences and Seminars, Public Policy and books on Dyslexia. It is very beneficial to anyone especially teachers to read up on what dyslexia is. The IDA can guide teachers on how to have effective teaching strategies for dyslexics. Teachers can help dyslexics to achieve their potential and strengthen the individuals learning. If teachers are aware of the learning disability and have knowledge on the disability, the child will benefit from it instead of being ignored.

Many times we often misjudge someone who has a learning disability. Our misunderstanding makes these people lose confidence in themselves and in their abilities. This is why we as teachers, parents, and professionals have to broaden our horizons.

Dyslexia is a lifelong problem that encounters many challenges to overcome. If there is appropriate education and support from families these children will have a brighter future.