Maryland’s Jemicy School is First School in the Country to Become Accredited by International Dyslexia Association

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in

BALTIMORE -- Jemicy School, which educates students with dyslexia and other related language-based learning differences, is pleased to announce that the school is the first in the country to become accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). 

IDA evaluated Jemicy’s curriculum, classroom instructors and one-on-one and small group specialized instruction during the accreditation process to determine that Jemicy is meeting the “IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.” These standards define what all teachers of reading need to know and be able to do to teach all students to read proficiently, not just those with dyslexia.

“If teachers are knowledgeable about and using these practice standards, all but the most severe reading problems can be ameliorated,” said Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT, QI, secretary of the IDA board of directors and one of the three independent evaluators who looked at Jemicy during this pilot program. 

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