Research-Based Reading Instruction
by Suzanne Whitney,
Research Editor, Wrightslaw
Congress has reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA), the statute formerly known as No Child Left
Behind. The new statute, Every Student Succeeds Act, was signed into law by President Obama on December 10, 2015.
Scientifcally-Based Research" has been replaced by "evidenced-based interventions" in ESSA.
lot of attention has been focused on research-based reading instruction
Are there experts in this field?
Is there a way to find tutors for children with reading problems?
Is there an organization that can answer questions that educators,
school board members, and parents have about effective reading instruction?
Yes to all.
The International Dyslexia Association
(IDA) maintains a list of evaluators, tutors, and educational diagnosticians.
You can request a copy of the list for your area by calling the International
Dyslexia Association at 410-296-0232.
Individuals or organizations who wish to be added to International
Dyslexia Association database of providers may submit an application
to the International Dyslexia Association. How to apply.
of Independent Teacher Training Programs Accredited by IDA
Teacher Training Programs
IDA Independent Schools Network - Participating Schools
Disabilities and Research-Based Reading Instruction
IDA Fact Sheets on Dyslexia and Related Language-Based Learning Differences
Dyslexia at a Glance
What Is Dyslexia? - and other FAQs
Effective Reading Instruction
Multi-Sensory Structured Language Instruction
Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
Download a membership
local Branches of the IDA
Scientific Advisory Board
IDA Annual Conference
Meet Sue Whitney
Sue Whitney of Manchester, New Hampshire, works with families as a special education advocate and is the research editor for Wrightslaw.
In her column, Doing Your Homework, Sue writes about reading, research based instruction, and creative strategies for using education standards to advocate for children and to improve public schools.
Sue's articles have been reprinted by SchwabLearning.org, EducationNews.org, Bridges4Kids.org, The Beacon: Journal of Special Education Law and Practice, the Schafer Autism Report, and have been used in CLE presentations to attorneys.
Sue is the co-author of Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind (ISBN: 978-1-892320-12-4) that was
published by Harbor House Law Press, Inc..
She also served on New Hampshire's Special Education State
Committee on the Education of Students/Children with Disabilities
Sue Whitney's bio.
© 2002-2020 by Suzanne Whitney.