Parent Membership Benefits


Parents are a vital and growing part of the IDA community, and reinforcing parent advocacy is a core IDA goal. Parent members receive the following member benefits:



You will have access to an electronic copy of IDA’s quarterly publication, Perspectives on Language and Literacy (Perspectives). Perspectives discusses educational best practices, curriculum methods, case studies and first-person application of Structured Literacy instructional practices.

The Examiner:

IDA’s bimonthly e-letter keeps you abreast of happenings at IDA and on top of dyslexia and literacy-related events and information in the field and around the world!

Dyslexia Connection:

An bimonthly e-letter written for parents about dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Articles focus on parenting, advocacy, and other issues facing families with children who learn differently.

Discounts on the IDA Annual Conference:

Receive a discount on registration fees for IDA’s annual conference, Reading, Literacy & Learning, a four-day event that includes many topics devoted to teaching and learning. Discounted fees on branch conferences may also available to members.

Branch Membership:

Members of IDA automatically receive membership in one of IDA’s 42 branches located across the United States and Canada and will have the opportunity to meet and network with other parents in your community.

Reading and Writing

Access to the digital edition of Reading and Writing, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal about the processes, acquisition, and loss of reading and writing skills.