IMSLEC-accredited Phonics First® Professional Development is recognized by the IDA (International Dyslexia Association)
IMSLEC, based in Dallas, Texas, accredits training courses in multisensory structured language. As a result of the review of IMSLEC’s accreditation process, all of the courses accredited by IMSLEC are recognized by IDA.
Phonics First® Professional Development is aligned with Ohio HB 157 requirements for Dyslexia Specialists
Meeting the standards of the Ohio Dyslexia Legislation Phonics First®
Professional Development is consistent with the Level II IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards. These standards are necessary requirements for fulfilling the role of an Ohio Dyslexia Specialist.
Resources for Parents of Struggling Readers
When a child struggles to read, parents are often unsure where to begin looking for help. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability or not, this packet will help parents find the best reading resources available.
Click here to view the packet.
Common Core Standards: How Phonics First® aligns.
Professional Development courses, workshops and on-site implementation coaching support the research-based elements of effective literacy instruction as defined by the National Reading Panel:
- Phonemic Awareness
- Writing Instruction
corresponds to the English Language Arts focus areas in the Common Core State Standards
for all grade levels, as follows:
Find out more in the full document.
- Reading: Foundational Skills (Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency)
- Language (Vocabulary)
- Reading: Literature (Comprehension)
- Reading: Informational Text (Comprehension)
- Writing (Writing Instruction)