|Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
The International Dyslexia Association is pleased to announce a major new document entitled Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. The document will serve as our guide in endorsing programs that prepare teachers of reading and/or programs that specialize in preparing teachers to work with students who have reading difficulties and disabilities. One of IDA’s long term goals is to inform the public regarding the knowledge base required for skilled reading instruction. Another is to define the specific teaching capabilities that should characterize any person responsible for teaching students with dyslexia and related reading difficulties, and to identify programs that meet the standards. In addition a website dedicated specifically to promotion of these standards will be launched later this Summer. We invite you to review the document and we hope that you will partner with us in promoting high standards for comprehensive and rigorous training of teachers.
Click here to view the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
Click Here to see the nine university teacher training programs in reading have been reviewed and recognized by IDA
for meeting the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
If you have questions, or wish to speak with someone regarding the Standards, please contact Professional Services Director, Elisabeth Liptak.