The San Diego Branch of IDA attracts and provides professional expertise that supports parents, teachers, students, and others who are affected by dyslexia. The Branch raises awareness about dyslexia, offers training and technical assistance to the community, and makes appropriate service referrals. The Branch also serves as a point of connectivity that creates greater support for those who are affected by learning challenges.

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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.”

Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002. This Definition is also used by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Featured Board Members

Christine Wyeth, M.A. L.E.P.

Christine Christine Wyeth, M.A., L.E.P. is a Licensed Educational Psychologist, LEP#3173. She is the owner of Kids In Harmony, a business that provides assessments in the areas of intellectual, educational, social- emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning. Other services include support for 504, and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings, as well as individual/group education-related counseling. Christine is especially passionate about the assessment and early identification of dyslexia and other learning disabilities impacting the lives of children and their families. Christine received a B.A. in Psychology in 1999 and a dual M.A. in School Psychology and Community and Counseling Psychology in 2001 from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She has been practicing for more than 10 years in school districts around the country including New York, Hawaii, and California. She has experience working with children ranging from Pre-school, High School, and College with varying levels of need. She is currently the President of the San Diego Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Services are offered in two locations, Carmel Valley and La Jolla. Travel to other your home or school is also an option. Check out Kids-in-harmony.com for more information.