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Psychoeducational Evaluation: Click here for a list of professionals who do comprehensive assessment/evaluation for dyslexia. While the IDA or the IDA Hawai‘i Branch do not endorse or recommend any individuals or businesses, the list is available to help inform parents and others seeking professional assessment/evaluation services. Contact the providers directly for more information about their professional services and fees.

  • Click on the following link for more information from the International Dyslexia Association about assessment for dyslexia:

Dyslexia Assessment: What Is It and How Can It Help?

  • Get Ready to Read Screening Tool is designed to be used by parents and early education providers with children ages 3-5 in the year before they enter kindergarten.
  • Lexercise offers a free online screener to help determine if a child may need help or be at risk for dyslexia. Click on the following link to access the screener: Online Dyslexia Test
  • U.S. Department of Education policy guidance on IDEA/IEP terms, including dyslexia: click here to download the U.S.DOE 4-page letter


Tutor/Coach Resource List: Click Here Tutor & Coach List a list of private, fee-for-service tutors in Hawai’i who have received training in one or more Structured Literacy teaching approach. While the IDA or the IDA Hawai‘i Branch do not endorse or recommend any individuals, the list is available to help inform parents and others seeking professional tutoring services. Contact the private tutors directly for more information about their professional certifications, training, services and fees. 

Coaching:  Click Here Tutor & Coach List A coach can work with you on discovering ways to work with your child from a strength based approach, help them to find strategies, learn to advocate for accommodations that they need, and teach students to advocate for themselves at appropriate age levels.

Click on the following links for more information about effective reading instruction and dyslexia:

Structured Literacy: Effective Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia and Related Reading Difficulties

Evaluating Educational Professionals

Helpful Terminology

IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

Teacher/Parent Training: Click Here for 2024 Teacher/Parent/Tutor Training This training prepares  teachers, parents and tutors for implementing the Orton-Gillingham Approach. OrtonGillingham is a structured approach that breaks reading and spelling down into smaller skills involving letters and sounds and builds on these skills. We are very excited to announce this incredible opportunity for live teacher training sessions at the beautiful Le Jardin Campus offered by Lori Shikuma, M.S.Ed., F/OGA, C-SLDS/IDA. It’s VERY RARE to have in-person Orton-Gillingham training here in Hawaii! Please register ASAP and reserve your spot.

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