I’m passionate about serving dyslexic individuals and their families/teachers/villages in any way I can. Below are some of the resources that I have found helpful, and it is my most sincere wish that they might be of use to you, too.
This list is by no means exhaustive. Not every resource here will be relevant to you and your journey.
I encourage you to take what might be useful and leave the rest.
Books & Film
The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses Series by Barbara Esham:
· If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi?
· Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class
· Free Association: Where My Mind Goes During Science Class
· Mrs. Gorski, I think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets
· Stacey Coolidge’s Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide
Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read by Stanislas Dehaene
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam Wright and Pete Wright
Essentials of Assessment and Intervention by Nancy Mather & Barbara Wendling; John Wiley
Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers (2nd edition) by Louisa Cook Moats
Embracing Dyslexia http://www.embracingdyslexia.com/
Journey Into Dyslexia http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/journey-into-dyslexia#/
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia http://thebigpicturemovie.com/
Organizations & People
Gina Cooke https://linguisteducatorexchange.com
Online Etymology Dictionary (for real one of the best things ever) http://www.etymonline.com/index.php
Word Works Kingston http://www.wordworkskingston.com/WordWorks/Home.html
Decoding Dyslexia Oregon www.decodingdyslexiaor.org
Forster Fulop http://forsterfulop.com
Wiscarson Law http://wiscarsonlaw.com
Dyslexic Advantage http://www.dyslexicadvantage.org
Reading Rockets http://www.readingrockets.org
The Dyslexia Training Institute http://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org
Making Math Real® www.makingmathreal.org
National Center for Learning Disabilities http://www.ncld.org/
International Dyslexia Association http://www.interdys.org/
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity http://dyslexia.yale.edu/
Eye to Eye http://eyetoeyenational.org/
Headstrong Nation http://headstrongnation.org/
Learning Ally www.learningally.org
Elisheva Schwartz http://www.elishevaschwartz.com
New Leaves Clinic https://newleavesclinic.com/
Executive Functioning Success http://executivefunctioningsuccess.com
Successful Learning Educational Services, LLC https://successfullrng.com
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy www.wrightslaw.com
Oregon Branch of International Dyslexia Assoc. www.orbida.org
Learning Disabilities Association www.ldanatl.org
National Reading Panel Report www.nationalreadingpanel.org
Dr. Edward Hallowell http://www.drhallowell.com
If you are new to assistive technology and want to get started helping yourself, your child or your student, I highly recommend:
Ben Foss will show you how to turn on assistive technology features that may be built into your computer or device. Ben Foss is super rad.
I also highly recommend ReadSpeaker. Below is a short description from their fully accessible website:
ReadSpeaker® is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. In 1999, ReadSpeaker pioneered the first-ever speech-enabling solution for websites followed by the first web-based platform for producing digital talking books. Today, the company’s text-to-speech and document viewing services are used by thousands of websites/mobile apps and millions of users worldwide every month. ReadSpeaker speech-enables content on the fly in 40+ languages and 100+ voices. The company provides a portfolio of text-to-speech and document viewing solutions for websites, mobile sites, mobile apps, connected devices, digital books, e-learning materials, documents and forms. More than 10,000 corporate, media, government, and nonprofit customers around the world use the company’s text-to-speech and document viewing solutions.
Audiobooks: Tumble Books www.tumblebooks.com
PPS & Multnomah County Library have subscriptions you can access for free, excellent resource for K-3 especially.
Audiobooks: Learning Ally www.learningally.org
Audiobooks: Bookshare www.bookshare.org
Livescribe Pen http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/