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The IDA New Hampshire Branch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit scientific and educational organization serving Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. We educate the community about the causes, symptoms, assessment and remediation of dyslexia; disseminate information about available resources; teach multi-sensory structured language instructional approaches to educators and other professionals; and collaborate with organizations working on behalf of people with dyslexia.

IDA New Hampshire’s mission is to serve as a local connection for the general public in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont as a gateway to the international community through the International Dyslexia Association regarding matters pertaining to individuals with dyslexia.

Audrey Burke
International Dyslexia Association
New Hampshire Branch

President’s Message

NHIDA has a passionate Board of Directors who donate their time, energy, and knowledge to promote public awareness and understanding of dyslexia and related disorders across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

We could not do any of this work without our members and the input from all who support us.  Thank you all for your continued work with students, families and schools.  We value your input and support.

Please help us spread the word about dyslexia…. feel free to share the following documents:

Please join our campaign of raising awareness and understanding about dyslexia…. Until everyone can read!


Earl Oremus: Why Wait For Failure?

Featured Speaker for an OHIO annual Community Education Series in 2015.  Dyslexia video of presentation, handout and article


Automatic Certification Deadline Extended to November 30, 2017

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) issues certifications recognizing professionals with the knowledge and skills to teach individuals with dyslexia to read.  The purpose of these credentials is to appropriately assess a professional’s ability to provide the necessary remediation for individuals with dyslexia and offer information to the public to choose qualified professionals. There are two levels of Tier III dyslexia certification.

Dyslexia Practitioner: A dyslexia practitioner holds a bachelor’s degree or higher and is qualified to teach reading to students with dyslexia.  The individual has completed a minimum of 45 hours of coursework aligned with the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards and has demonstrated student progress in a supervised practicum of a minimum of 25 consecutive weeks.  Learn more about the qualifications for Dyslexia Practitioner. 

Dyslexia Therapist:  A dyslexia therapist holds a master’s degree or higher and is qualified to deliver to students with dyslexia, including the most difficult cases.  The individual has completed a minimum of 200 hours of approved coursework aligned with IDA standards and has demonstrated student progress in a practicum of a minimum of 2 school years or 50 weeks of supervised practice. Learn more about qualifications necessary for this certification.

Structured Literacy Teacher:

We are beginning to certify teachers and reading specialists through our partnership with The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), the 501(c)(6) organization we established to further evidence-based approaches to reading and learning. Click here for more information about the exam including how to apply.


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