Vital aims

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Well being:

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.

Support and Network:

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 support parent and teacher dyslexia support groups who are raising awareness through research based information. To support reputable organisations and community groups who share similar aims.

Attitudes:

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.

Identification:

To provide information about dyslexia to support groups,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 ADA pre assessment screening for all ages. This includes a two page report and useful attachments. This service is accessible for all including schools and various other educational establishments.

Training Provider:

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.The ADA accredits MSL Courses and the individuals who have undertaken MSL training through a professional membership known as an AMADA.

Service Provider ADA Directory:

To provide ADA website visitors free access to the ADA Directory of services. All professionals have acknowledged that they are trained and offer evidence based approaches. ADA accepts no responsibility for listings and each enquirer is to contact the provider directly for any further details on qualifications and experience.

Current Research:

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.

Global Partnership:

To form partnerships with relevant international professional dyslexia associations to keep up to date and diseminate the latest scientific and educational research advancements on dyslexia and related differences. The ADA’s president serves on the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) caucus committee. The IDA caucus are working on international standards on the teaching of reading.

The ADA actively advocates through the wonderful support of parent and community support groups. The ADA promotes the need for a change in policy and practice for those with dyslexia in Australia. The ADA advocates and communicates with State and Federal government departments in relation to the ADA’s vital aims.

Learn more about what you can do to help ADA make a difference. With your support we can help move Australia forward. Help ADA to create dyslexia awareness, ADA approved schools, educational centres and workplaces by becoming informed about dyslexia today. dyslexia.association@gmail.com

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