Resources for Learning More about Dyslexia

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Books

For Adults

The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. by Sandra F. Rief and Judith M. Stern
Gives a good understanding of what dyslexia is and how it is diagnosed. It also gives strategies to help with reading/writing difficulties as well as organizational/time management problems and memory weaknesses and provides guidance for high school and college-level students with dyslexia.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. by Brock L. Eide M.D. M.A. and Fernette F. Eide M.D
This book covers what dyslexics are good at because of the way their brains are made rather than discussing how to learn to read better and such.

The GIFT of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read… and How They Can Learn by Ronald Davis
Founder of the Davis Dyslexia Association International. Creative and different approach to understanding dyslexia, from author’s own experience. Intervention includes reorientation process, use of three-dimensional clay-figure activities to learn problem words, and employing an ‘erasing’ technique for learned wrong images.

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level. by Sally Shaywitz, MD and Alfrend A. Knopf
Overcoming Dyslexia contains practical, science-based information and advice.

For Children

The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia. Diane Burton Robb & Gail Piazza
For Grades K-4. Adam loves stories, but he can’t make enough sense of the letters to be able to read. It covers his story of being diagnosed and then rediscovering the self-confidence he had lost.

If You’re So Smart, Why Can’t You Spell Mississippi? by Barbara Esham
For Grades 1 & Up. Part of the series “Adventures of Everyday Geniuses.” Katie looks at her father as being very smart and is surprised when he can’t spell one of her spelling words. It goes on to explain dyslexia from there.

It’s Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Series) by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos & Nuria Rocca (illustrator)
For Grades K-4. The little girl is unhappy in school and learns she has dyslexia. While the solution may be a little simplistic, kids with dyslexia can relate to her struggles and find comfort in finding out a little more about themselves.

Websites

Australia

Dyslexia Association Australia is concerned with the well being, identification, and educational intervention of those with dyslexia.

Neurosensory Resources has resources for dyslexia and for reading problems in general.

United States

The International Dyslexia Association contains information and links to more information on dyslexia. Their Fact Sheets are also very helpful.

Bright Solutions has free videos and resources, along with resources you can purchase.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities has gives information on dyslexia and has links to other resources.

Joshua Clemen’s Life as a Dyslexic shares information about dyslexia in a blog format written by a 14 year old.

Understood.org USA gives information on dyslexia and has links to other resources.

What is Dyslexia? is an one-hour, 17-minute video of a workshop given at a conference on dyslexia.

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity contains signs of dyslexia as well as strengths that dyslexics usually have. This site is full of resources.

United Kingdom

British Dyslexia Association has resources and links to helpful information.

Dyslexichelp.co.uk was put together by a parent whose son was diagnosed with dyslexia.


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