Decoding Dyslexia Southeast Idaho

Decoding Dyslexia Southeast Idaho

Decoding Dyslexia - Southeast ID is a branch of Decoding Dyslexia - ID now supporting the Southeast

Decoding Dyslexia - ID is a grassroots movement driven by Idaho families concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in Idaho public schools.

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Photos from Decoding Dyslexia Southeast Idaho's post 31/05/2024

This camp is designed for intensive dyslexia support for students struggling with the written language. Students will be introduced to the Multisensory Orton Gillingham-Based Multisensory, Take Flight Program. This is a therapeutic and well-recognized program that was created by The Scottish Rite Hospital and Luke Waites Learning Center for Dyslexics. We build skills gradually by introducing concepts first in isolation and then by integrating them with other skills. This systematic approach provides students with opportunities to practice and receive clear corrective feedback. We will begin with book one of seven, which has 15 lessons. We will also celebrate the neurodiversity and creativity of the dyslexic brain! Small group instruction. No more than 4 students.


Do you have a child going into Kinder this year? Consider enrolling them in the Kindergarten Reading Camps to help your child feel confident with the new school year. Each camp will have a maximum of 10 students going into Kindergarten this fall. Feel free to share and let us know if you have any questions!

Register here:


IMSE is coming to Idaho!!

Pocatello School District: July 8-12

West Ada School Distrcit: July 15-19

Coeur d'Alene School Distrcit: August 26-30 (more info coming soon)

Save your seat:



Dyslexia was on the cover of Time magazine 21 years ago. Isn’t it time ⏰ for all teachers to know how to educate the 1 in 5 dyslexic students in every classroom?

Society needs to “ overcome “ the outdated myths about people with learning differences. The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity has always pointed out the creative strengths of each individual along with areas that need supports.

1.Anyone can take a class to learn more about dyslexia for free here :

2. Read the original article here :,9171,480332,00.html

3. Learn about the strengths of dyslexia here: Made By Dyslexia, Dyslexic Advantage,

4. Join the International Dyslexia Association to celebrate 75 years of dyslexia wisdom.

5. Get supports from this volunteer parent advocacy group here :

6. Learn about the laws protecting students from a dyslexic lawyer here : Wrightslaw

7. Find basic info here : Reading Rockets, Understood, The Reading League, Cox Campus, Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Any educator can know better and do better because they decided to CARE better. It’s a purposeful choice to know about dyslexia. None of us learn everything in college or from work training.

We all have to decide to learn more on our own because it’s the right thing to do and not because we are paid to learn.

The time is now for neurodiversity rights.


Calling all K-3 Educators!!

Register today to join the SMART Project through the Idaho Department of Education.

Here is the link to enroll:


Calling all Idaho parents!

You are not alone in this journey and DDID is here to support you as best we can.

Please consider joining Robin Zikmund for a parent support group chat to hear your challenges, celebrate your wins and answer questions about the journey of supporting a child with Dyslexia.

Link to join the meeting Tuesday, April 22rd at 6:30pm.


DDID is so excited to share Idaho now has a Chapter of The Reading League! A huge thank you to the team that worked so hard to make this happen.

It takes a village to create change! Please considering becoming a member of TRL-Idaho!!

Teachers, Administrators and Parents! You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn from the very best who authored our Idaho State Dyslexia Handbook.

Register to attend!

The Science of Reading: Unlocking America’s Literacy Crisis 23/02/2024

Great short video explaining the National Literacy Crisis!

Please feel free to grab this video and share it in your circles when bringing awareness to how we got here and what needs to be done in order for all children to learn to read.

The Science of Reading: Unlocking America’s Literacy Crisis The U.S. is in the midst of a reading crisis. This video delves into the emergency and how we got here - and how a vast body of research called the science o...


Calling all Idaho educators!!
DDID has secured a discount for IMSE OG Teacher Training - Register today and join us for IMSE OG Professional Development coming in-person to both Idaho Falls and West Ada in July.


Our dyslexia simulations reveal this to those that attend…


Here’s the link to the panel after the documentary last night!

Photos from Decoding Dyslexia Southeast Idaho's post 07/05/2023

Our simulation last Wednesday was another success! It always warms my heart to see so many people that care about the dyslexic kids in their worlds. 💛 Each time we experience these simulations together, we gain more insight into what our dyslexic warriors face each day.

Stay tuned for some upcoming events this summer!


Getting excited for the upcoming Dyslexia Simulation on Wednesday! We will be having a Intro to Solid Modeling and 3-D Printing class for the youth! Still time to sign up!


Gillian is a seven-year-old girl who cannot sit in school. She continually gets up, gets distracted, flies with thoughts, and doesn't follow lessons. Her teachers worry about her, punish her, scold her, reward the few times that she is attentive, but nothing. Gillian does not know how to sit and cannot be attentive.

When she comes home, her mother punishes her too. So not only does she Gillian have bad grades and punishment at school, but she also suffers from them at home.

One day, Gillian's mother is called to school. The lady, sad as someone waiting for bad news, takes her hand and goes to the interview room. The teachers speak of illness, of an obvious disorder. Maybe it's hyperactivity or maybe she needs a medication.

During the interview an old teacher arrives who knows the little girl. He asks all the adults, mother and colleagues, to follow him into an adjoining room from where she can still be seen. As he leaves, he tells Gillian that they will be back soon and turns on an old radio with music.

As the girl is alone in the room, she immediately gets up and begins to move up and down chasing the music in the air with her feet and her heart. The teacher smiles as the colleagues and the mother look at him between confusion and compassion, as is often done with the old. So he says:

"See? Gillian is not sick, Gillian is a dancer!"

He recommends that her mother take her to a dance class and that her colleagues make her dance from time to time. She attends her first lesson and when she gets home she tells her mother:

"Everyone is like me, no one can sit there!"

In 1981, after a career as a dancer, opening her own dance academy and receiving international recognition for her art, Gillian Lynne became the choreographer of the musical "Cats."

Hopefully all “different” children find adults capable of welcoming them for who they are and not for what they lack.

Long live the differences, the little black sheep and the misunderstood. They are the ones who create beauty in this world.

CNN This Morning on Twitter 26/04/2023

Thank you CNN for addressing the literacy crisis in America!

CNN This Morning on Twitter “About one in three American fourth-graders cannot read at a basic level of comprehension. has been digging into the crisis:”


Looking for a deeper dive into Structured Literacy? The IMSE trainings will be here in IF again this summer! 😱

This gave me such a great foundation for understanding the science of reading.


Save your seat to attend this private screening of this important film.

Panel discussion to follow with Dr. Louisa Moats, Dr. Sally Brown, Idaho State Superintendent, Debbie Critchfield and others who will share updates on the revisions to the ICLP, H731, Idaho State Dyslexia Handbook and continued plans for "what's next" as we support and move Idaho towards effective literacy for all.

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Decoding Dyslexia - ID is a grassroots movement driven by Idaho families concerned with increasing access to educational interventions and teacher professional development for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children, and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in Idaho public schools.

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