We’re all in this together, for the good of your child.
International Dyslexia Association Fact Sheet https://dyslexiaida.org/fact-sheets/
WebMD Overview of Dyslexia https://www.webmd.com/children/understanding-dyslexia-basics
The Yale Center for Dyslexia http://dyslexia.yale.edu/
Books for Parents
This is as much a learning experience for you as it is for your child, heres a few resources for parents/adults:
Overcoming Dyslexia, A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss
The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock Eide and Fernette Eide
DyslexiaLand: A field guide for parents of children with dyslexia by Cheri Rae
From ABC to ADHD: What Parents Should Know About Dyslexia and Attention Problems by Eric Tridas
Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D. and Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D.
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents by Rapee, Spence, Cobham, and Wignall
Help for Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear
by Cynthia Last
Books for Children
We recommend the following books, and end courage you to read them to your children to help them understand their learning difference:
It’s Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Knees: The Mixed Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia by Vanita Oelschlager
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
My Name is
by Jeanne Betancourt
The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia by Diane Burton
Learning Ally – This organization is a non-profit dedicated to providing books on CD or download to students with visual impairments and dyslexia. http://www.learningally.org/
Dragon Naturally Speaking – Speech recognition software that allows user to dictate to the computer. https://www.nuance.com/dragon.html
Livescribe Pulse Smartpen – Simplify notetaking during lectures. https://www.livescribe.com/en-us/
Wrightslaw is an exceptional resource for parents, educators, advocates in need of the most up to date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Wrights Law http://www.wrightslaw.com/
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act or IDEA is the nation’s special education law which provides rights and protection to children with disabilities. Learn more about your rights at
The Office for Civil Rights exists to enforce civil rights and educational excellence for all in our nation’s schools.
U.S. Department of Education; Office for Civil Rights https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html
If you are in need of a Special Education Advocate, please contact our office for a complete list of referrals for exceptional advocates in your area.