The Kansas / Missouri Branch of
The International Dyslexia Association
Promoting Literacy Through Research, Education & Advocacy
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  • What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
  • Dyslexia Awareness While October is the official month that we recognize Dyslexia, the KS/MO Branch of IDA is working year-round to support families, students, and other professionals.
  • Community Learning Opportunities Inside you will find a listing of our upcoming events.
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Welcome to the Kansas / Missouri Branch of The IDA

Welcome to the Kansas/Missouri Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dsylexia, their families and the communities that support them.

The International Dyslexia Assoication is the oldest learning disabilities organization in the nation — founded in 1949 in memory of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, a distinguished neurologist. Throughout our rich history, our goal has been to provide the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.

We can provide referrals for diagnosis, treatment, tutoring and schooling, as well as, information on assistive technologies and emerging educational and medical research.

By joining the International Dyslexia Association, you are automatically a member of your local branch. To learn more about the IDA, visit the web site at

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