To provide assistance and relief to individuals and families affected by dyslexia to reduce any further suffering; barriers to learning,lowered self esteem, social exclusion,emotional difficulties, a sense of giving up.
To provide accessible assistance and support to all about dyslexia. To provide all individuals access to dyslexia identification and treatment including single parent families,low income earners and students.
To educate our society, schools,TAFE,universities and workplaces about why individuals with dyslexia learn differently and the type of language instruction,provisions and/or accommodations they require. To promote dyslexia friendly communities,schools,tertiary and workplaces.
To provide information about dyslexia to teachers,educators and allied health professionals so that they can help to identify dyslexia across all grades of schooling. Early identification is vital, it will help reduce any secondary effects of lowered self esteem and the Mathew Effect setting in (Stanovich)
Pre Assessment,Screening & Assessment
To provide an accessible free initial dyslexia screening (pre assessment) to gauge whether the difficulties may be due to an underlying nature reflective of a dyslexia profile. This ADA service is in place to avoid the following;
1.Children and adults being unnecessarily tested
2. Paying high prices upfront for full assessments
A dyslexia report needs to provide information that is necessary for the teaching and learning needs and age of the individual being assessed.
The ADA offers free ADA pre assessment screening for open members and full paid dyslexia profiling assessments, if deemed suitable from childhood to adulthood
Provide quality ADA accredited teacher training in Multisensory Structured Language which will enable teachers to implement direct,explicit,systematic instruction into their current curriculum to further improve and enhance the literacy outcomes of all learners. MSL training is a valuable pedagogy for any teacher/professional who works with children with literacy difficulties.Parent training and workshops are available. The ADA accredits MSL Courses and the individuals who have undertaken MSL training.
To provide approved service providers who are post graduate trained in dyslexia who are abe to assist in reducing any barriers to learning that may exist and to provide educational treatment that is science based containing all principles of instruction set down by the National reading Panel and by the International Dyslexia Association for the teaching of reading and spelling for those with dyslexia or a related difference.
External Provider Service
Provide an external service listing for related professionals in the field who believe they have the relevant qualifications and demonstrated expertise in the field of LD to provide services for dyslexia and related differences.
To engage in higher research and provide current Scientific and Educational Research to educators,parents,the public and government about the latest findings supporting the individual learning needs of those with dyslexia.
To form partnerships with professional leading dyslexia associations to keep up to date with the latest scientific and educational research advancements on dyslexia and related differences.
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