About Us

The International Dyslexia Association Long Island Branch (IDALIB)

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an organization focused on the complex issues of dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities which make it difficult to learn to read and write. Since its incorporation in 1974, the Long Island Branch of IDA (IDALIB) has served as a resource and support system for individuals with dyslexia, parents of children with language-based learning disabilities, and involved professionals living and/or working in the New York City/Long Island area. Affiliates include individuals with dyslexia, parents, educators, administrators, psychologists, physicians, speech/language pathologists, advocates, attorneys, and others.

IDALIB believes that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential. In today’s world, achievement of that goal requires the utilization of effective reading and writing skills. Interdisciplinary research has proven that individual learning abilities can be strengthened; and experience has demonstrated that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed. IDALIB actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related validated clinical educational intervention strategies for people with dyslexia. We support and encourage interdisciplinary research. We facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research based knowledge..

The International Dyslexia Association, Long Island Branch

IDA and IDALIB pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and service referrals that address the full scope of language-based learning disabilities. In that effort, we focus our resources in the areas of:

  • Increase awareness of dyslexia in the community
  • Advocacy, both to school systems and local governmental agencies
  • Dissemination of information and referral services,
  • Outreach to anyone dealing with dyslexia
  • Promotion of scientific educational research
  • Advancement of both awareness of and adherence to the
      Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
  • Referral to local specialists

Our efforts to advance improved educational outcomes for anyone with a language-based learning disability has resulted in the development of a network of local teachers, administrators, parents, attorneys and other professionals who may prove helpful in navigating the channels of a school system and/or advocating on behalf of affected students. After proper diagnosis and treatment, it is our mission to ensure that every student receive appropriate educational intervention, resulting in the effective use of written language. For information about local resources, including diagnostic evaluations and tutoring, click here. We can also be reached by email us at info@lidyslexia.org.

Programs & Services

  • Local telephone message system: tba
  • Annual conference attracting teachers, tutors, parents, school administrators, medical and other involved professionals
  • Topic-based workshops held throughout the year
  • Week-long Orton-Gillingham courses, focusing on multi-sensory instruction, held every summer
  • Maintain speaker’s bureau

To obtain more information about the services described above, and/or help sponsor these programs please contact us at (631) 944-2065 or info@lidyslexia.org.