Each year, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) acknowledges the achievements of leading researchers and practitioners in the dyslexia field, as well as those of individuals with dyslexia who exhibit leadership and serve as role models in their communities. These award recipients have done so much to advance the mission of helping all those who struggle to read.
The Samuel Torrey Orton Award is the International Dyslexia Association’s highest honor. The Award recognizes a person or persons who have:
- Made a vital contribution to our scientific understanding of dyslexia, or
- Significantly enhanced and advanced our capacity to successfully intervene and assist people with dyslexia, or
- Expanded national and international awareness of dyslexia, or
- Demonstrated unusual competence and dedication in service to people with dyslexia
Congratulations, Fumiko! This is a well deserved honor.
(Information courtesy of International Dyslexia Association)