Trusted Organizations

The IDA-UMB maintains a list of trusted national and regional organizations and experts. Use these links to jump to a specific area.

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:: national organizations ::

Center for Effective Reading Instruction
website

LDOnline
website

Academy of Orton Gillingham
Practitioners and Educators
website

Understood.org
website

Learning Disabilities Association of America
website

National Center for Learning Disabilities
website

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity (Sally Shaywitz)
website

:: Minnesota organizations ::

Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota
Rachel Berger, Executive Director
website

Groves Academy
3200 Highway 100 South
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
(952) 920-6377
info@grovesacademy.org
website

LDA of Minnesota
5354 Parkdale Dr., Ste. 200
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 922-8374
Help Line: (952) 922-8374
website

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
3300 Edinborough Way Suite 120
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 835-0700
twincities.center@lindamoodbell.com
website

Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented
website

Minnesota Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
1043 Grand Ave. #544
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651)402-2056
website

Minnesota Department of Education
Vicki Weinberg, Education Specialist for SLD
Dr Amy Schulting, Dyslexia Specialist
1500 Hwy 36 W.
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8200
website

Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota
(763) 951-2379
website

Orton-Gillingham Reading Specialists
4820 W. 77th St. Suite 131
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 920-9280
website

PACER Center
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55437
(952) 838-9000
website

The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota
2010 Scott Road NW
Rochester, MN 55901
(507) 288-5271
read@thereadingcenter.org
website

Higher Education Literacy Partnership 
website

:: North Dakota organizations ::

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
(701) 328-2260
dpi@nd.gov
website

Decoding Dyslexia North Dakota
website

:: South Dakota organizations ::

Sioux Falls USD Scottish Rite Children’s Clinic
Jane Clem Heinemeyer, Clinical Director
520 South 1st Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6902
(605) 336-7561
website

Decoding Dyslexia South Dakota
website

South Dakota Parent Connection
701 West 49th Street, Ste. 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 361-3171
(800) 640-4553
website

South Dakota Department of Education 
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3134
website

Shelly Bayer

Shelly Bayer, PhD

BOARD PRESIDENT
Dr. Shelly Bayer is the Assistant Director for the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at South Dakota State University where she works with faculty and graduate teaching assistants to create a culture of teaching excellence by promoting evidence-based strategies and encouraging professional and personal growth mindsets. Shelly earned her B.A. in English Education from South Dakota State University, her Masters of Education in Literacy (Certified Reading Specialist) from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and her doctorate in Education Administration – Adult & Higher Education through the University of South Dakota. Prior to her current employment, Shelly taught in public schools in Brookings, SD and Las Vegas, NV. Her educational background combined with her son’s identification as a dyslexic learner inspired her to work to create environments and systems that embrace the strengths of every learner and value each learner’s contributions to the process. Shelly joined the IDA-UMB Board of Directors in April 2018. She was elected as President in July 2021.