I have gone to many of their workshops and professional development trainings. They are always well organized, comprehensive and extremely useful. They offer a lot of support to families and children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disorders. I always recommend them to families for services and support.
I have been involved with Everyone Reading (formerly NYB-IDA) since I was in graduate school in the early 1990s. Everyone Reading is a terrific resource for the community--whether you are an educator seeking specialized training to work with dyslexic children, a parent who needs help navigating the evaluations and the school system, or a child with learning disabilities. I've attended the annual conference in NYC year after year, participating in workshops, meeting with other professionals and finding out about new materials to use with my students. Everyone Reading also provides low cost tutoring during the summer--training teachers in research based approaches to teaching reading, while simultaneously giving children with dyslexia intensive instruction. Their workshops for parents are informative and offered as a community service. Everyone Reading is truly a wonderful organization committed to helping children, parents and teachers.
I have been a member of this organization since the early 1980's when it was the Orton Society. The conferences, publications, and professional development have guided me in my career as a special education teacher. Everyone Reading is devoted to those with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who treat them.
i am a NYC public school teacher. I found Everyone Reading through PD opportunities with their annual conference. I have been to this conference now for two years and I cannot speak highly enough about it. The workshops offer tangible advice for ways to support the students in my classroom! I have also taken some of their summer/weekend PDs at their site... also super helpful. This organization is a great resource for supporting students with Learning Disabilities, their teachers, and their families~
My involvement with the organization dates back to the 1970s when it was known as the Orton Society. I learned about "learning disabilities" when my child was tested at Teachers College, Columbia University. My child could learn but needed a different way of teaching that is multisensory, structured and repetitive. As a result of my experience with my daughter, I went back to school and received a Masters in Special Education. Many giving, sharing, loving people in the field helped me with my daughter and I was most grateful. That's when I decided I wanted to help others.
I have and continue to attend the professional meetings and conferences which have been invaluable in making me a more effective teacher and currently a tutor (I am retired at this time).
The nonprofit organization, Everyone Reading, does phenomenal work on behalf of children and adults who have difficulty reading due to their inability to learn how to read in traditional methods used in schools. In addition to the workshops and conferences, the data base helps clients find tutors, like myself. Parents are grateful in finding me by calling the association whether it is to find a tutor or a workshop or conference days for parents and professionals.
Everyone Reading is an invaluable source for many bright, talented students who need that other way of learning to read.
I am a public school special education teacher at an elementary school in NYC. I teach many students who have learning disabilities, specifically dyslexia. Everyone Reading has provided some of the most valuable Professional Development experiences that I have ever had. In addition, each year I attend their Dyslexia Conference, which has provided me with new programs and strategies that have helped me improve my student's performance. I often provide parents with materials I obtain from the Everyone Reading website to help them understand Dyslexia. In addition, I refer parents to their workshops, which are extremely informative and go above and beyond what the public school system offers.
A most caring organization. Everyone Reading listens to parents, their children, and all the professionals who come into contact with them. I have noticed over the years how referrals to the appropriate professionals have been made with every concern for the individual. I have come to expect their professionalism, and they have never failed me.
I've worked this Everyone Reading (previosly known as NYbIda) , attending their annual conference held in New York City for the past 10 years. I've also taken several staff development workshops offered by their organization. I continue to be impressed with the high professional caliber of their conference presenters and workshop leaders. Everyone Reading offers a valuable resource for parents children, and adults with learning differences, as well as to professionals who serve this population.
I have been a reading teacher since 1995 and have had many tutoring experiences with children from grades K through 6. The most challenging cases involved children with learning disabilities, in particular this one child, Joe, whom I could not accelerate as fast as I would have liked. I began going to workshops and seminars at the Everyone Reading organization, attending many sessions related to multi-sensory techniques. I discovered the Wilson reading program and began using it with little Joe. It was miraculous! He became a fluent reader after a year of hard work. It has changed my life and the ones of the children I tutor. I will continue to attend all relevant workshops in my field.
My teaching ability has been greatly enhanced by this organization. They provide hands-on tools for teachers, along with the latest in scientific research. Everyone Reading also runs a valuable referral service. The staff is dedicated, and the teachers who attend meetings are vibrant and committed to excellence in education. Great group!