The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/parentsviewsofdyslexia
Research From the University of British Columbia,Vancouver Psychometric IQ (WISC) assessments and discrepancy are not required for the identification of dyslexia or related differences documented since 2006 Read.
NEWS: Dyslexia is not related to a psychometric IQ test
28th Sept 2011 Supporting scientific research on why Psychometric tests IQ tests (WISC IV) are not required for dyslexia identification Read.
Robert J Sternberg PhD: "I define [intelligence] as your skill in achieving whatever it is you want to attain in your life within your sociocultural context,by capitalizing on your strengths and compensating for, or correcting, your weaknesses" ( Personal Communication, July 29, 2004)
Free ADA pre assessment screening for all ADA open members: This is a professional diagnostic service designed to be accessible for all families and individuals regardless of socio-economic status. The ADA are able to provide this service from internal funding and the assistance of the ADA's accredited training provider IMSLE. This member service has been highly successful in assisting parents, schools and adults to obtain specialist individualised information as to whether the pre assessed individual should seek further specific dyslexia profiling. This service is highly recommended prior to booking in for any full fee assessment. Click here for information [ADA Professional Board]
ADA aim to promote a positive construct of dyslexia:Famous People with dyslexia
ADA continues to provide services for: Sectors of the Australian Government, Universities, Schools, Print and Social Media, Workplace Employment Agencies and Private Colleges.
Pedagogy in Practice: Joint Conference QLD 20th & 21st September Click here for program To Register please see website: http://www.lstaq.asn.au/
ADA September 2012 Breakthrough and Media release (QLD): The first ADA Accredited Dyslexia Friendly school in Australia: http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2012/08/28/local-school-tackles-dyslexia/
The ADA Dyslexia Friendly Schools [DFS] Initiative and Accrediation Program is home grown and open to all schools who have an identified need. The ADA DFS program promotes an inclusive education for all children, including those with dyslexia or a related difference. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADA Supported Parent and Teacher Groups:
Gold Coast Dyslexia Support Group~ Contact Tanya Forbes, Email:email@example.com
Brisbane Dyslexics~ Contact Tracey Lucock, Email Coming soon
Dyslexia Support Group for Canberra~ Contact Jen Cross, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mackay Dyslexia Support Group~ Contact Brett Comerford, Email: email@example.com
Tasmania Dyslexia Support Group~ Contact Amelia Jones, Email: Amelia73@iprimus.com.au
Western Australia (WA) Support Group~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADA Proactive News and Notices: Can also be accessed from the left menu
Macquarie University Research into Auditory Processing/Hearing looking for participants Click here for the flyer
Dyslexia News (VIC) Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development release Teacher and Parent guide.
NSW DEC have an on-line dyslexia awareness course for NSW teachers, the same on-line course is now accessible to all other States and Territories. Reference: DEEWR
NEW Victorian Education Department Release ABLES. A resource central to meeting the needs of students with disabilities and additional learning needs http://www.education.vic.gov.au/healthwellbeing/wellbeing/ables.htm
NEWS: "Purple for Dyslexia Day" Blakebrook Public School,NSW raise dyslexia awareness and collected funds for the ADA's Project: Camp Success Read Contact ADA to discuss or promote your school having a Dyslexia Purple Day!NSW Department of Education Announcement: School funding for teacher training DYSLEXIA included. Inform your child's school today about ADA accredited teacher training. Read ADA pdf or Read on-line http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/48m-to-train-teachers-of-disabled-students-20120124-1qfst.html
READ Overcoming Dyslexia an Australian Story: http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=8947
ADA International: International Dyslexia Association 2013 Conference- New Orleans 6-9 November
NEW: ADA Dyslexia Awareness Channel on YouTube:http://youtu.be/EaR70gTHOnY
SOUND ADVICE: Often parents are bombarded with websites that present their own interpretation of dyslexia geared at selling their product. Dyslexia is lifelong and cannot be cured but it can be treated, the treatment needs to be educational and centre on teaching the skills required for reading,spelling and writing and the way each child's brain can process, retain and re-use those skills when required. A child with dyslexia will take a lot longer but it is possible. With an understanding of current research in science, linguistics and education a well trained teacher or educator can begin to assess the areas required for instruction over a diagnosis so that teaching can commence as soon as possible.
Bond University Students undertake a survey in collaboration with the ADA~ The aim is to promote an awareness and understanding of dyslexia in tertiary education
Ohio Dyslexia Legislation passed http://www.interdys.org/hb157.htm
Film: ADA are looking for film students interested in raising dyslexia awareness~
Media Release: Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Dyslexia Association http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/people/after-kate-and-pippa--another-middleton-does-rather-nicely-20110512-1ejug.html
ADA Members Newsletter to be emailed mid March 2013-
ADA welcomes all new open members including Allied Professional Open Members for 2013
The ADA actively promotes the need for a change in policy and practice for those with dyslexia in Australia. The ADA advocate and communicate with State and Federal government departments in relation to the ADA's vital aims.Learn more about what you can do to help ADA make a difference.With your support we can help move Australia forward. Help us to create dyslexia friendly schools,educational centres and workplaces by becoming informed about dyslexia today. email@example.com
Free Talking Book Library Service Australia Wide http://www.guidedogswa.org/
ADA support Yale University's scientific evidence and findings: http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/brain.shtml
Latest research findings on dyslexia and IQ tests (Psychometric assessment): Until recently, an intelligence test (psychometric assessment) was considered to be a necessary part of the evaluation because the diagnosis of a learning disability including dyslexia was based on finding a significant difference between IQ and reading skill. Poor achievement despite average or better intelligence was considered in the past a key indicator. Current regulations form the US no longer require that such a discrepancy be present when making a diagnosis. This change in the US regulations came about because many studies have shown that intelligence is not the best predictor of how easily a student will develop written language (reading and spelling) skills. Instead, oral language abilities (listening and speaking) are considered the best predictors of reading and spelling. Ref IDA. If you are a parent concerned whether your child is "at risk" please contact ADA for the latest research based findings. When too much irrelevant testing leads to no identification and no effective research based educational treatment: Learn more firstname.lastname@example.org