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IDA Infographics

IDA infographics help make complex information easy to digest, remember, and share and are made for a wide audience—both those individuals new to dyslexia and related literacy/learning issues and the experts. Please share our infographics and our fact sheets to raise awareness about dyslexia and to help support the policy and practice changes needed to bring effective instruction (particularly in reading) to every child with dyslexia in every classroom across the nation. Also, please see additional infographics from colleagues in the field below.

Structured Literacy Infomap/Wheel (2023)






Is Dyslexia a Gift? (September 2017)


Beware of Education Promises Too Good to Be True! (October 2016)


What Is Structured Literacy? (Summer 2016)


Most Reading Difficulties Can Be Resolved or Diminished (April 2016)


How Widespread Is Dyslexia? (February 2016)


Additional Infographics

Guiding Principles for Serving Students with Learning Disabilities During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

IDA unites with the other member organizations of The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) in ensuring that students with learning disabilities receive the services and supports they need to succeed. Join us in following NJCLD’s principles that should guide decisions that impact the lives of pre-K-12 and postsecondary students with learning disabilities. Please join us in sharing the principals and infographic with your network.






Learning Disabilities and Achieving High Quality Education Standards

The National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) advocates for “implementation of High Quality Education Standards (HQES) for all students, including students with learning disabilities.” NJCLD’s report, “Learning Disabilities and Achieving High Quality Education Standards,” outlines five critical areas of attention to bring HQES to all students.

To download the report and infographic, click here and here.



Ladder of Reading & Writing©

(Posted with Nancy Young’s Permission) 

Nancy Young’s “Ladder of Reading & Writing©” infographic demonstrates the variations of ease learning to read/write and the instructional implications. Access that graphic at her website, here.  


The Writing Rope

With a nod to Hollis Scarborough’s famous “Reading Rope,” Joan Sedita has created the “Writing Rope.” In Sedita’s words, “ … significant attention is paid to the multi-component nature of skilled reading, while writing tends to be referred to as a single, monolithic skill. I’d like to suggest a model that identifies the multiple components that are necessary for skilled writing—a similar ‘rope’ metaphor can be used to depict the many strands that contribute to fluent, skilled writing. It should be noted that instruction for many skills that support writing also support reading comprehension.”


Do Vision Problems Cause Dyslexia?

The Southport CoLab and Florida Center for Reading Research created this fantastic infographic tackling common myths about dyslexia and vision. Spoiler Alert—-there’s no evidence that visual problems cause dyslexia, no evidence that treatment for convergence improves decoding or comprehension, and no evidence that visual interventions remediate dyslexia or learning disabilities.