Resources for Dyslexia:
Georgia, National and International Resources for Dyslexics, Parents, and Educators
National and International Dyslexia Resources:
The Schenck School - Build a solid educational foundation for students with dyslexia
and develop their rich potential.
Understood.org - Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues.
ADD-itude - a huge site with a great reference section, just search ‘dyslexia’ on that page.
International Dyslexia Association - an international organization that supports education and research on behalf of people who learn differently
Dyslexia Advantage - The mission of Dyslexic Advantage is to promote the positive identity, community, and achievement of dyslexic people by focusing on their strengths.
Eye to Eye National - focus is on the strengthening of essential social-emotional skills, including self-esteem, self-advocacy, and community building
Dyslexia Empowerment Plan - launched by the book of the same name
Learning Ally - a nonprofit providing dyslexia support through audiobooks & parent support services. Learn how we help parents, students & adults dealing with dyslexia.
The National Center on Improving Literacy - a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education
National Center for Learning Disabilities - The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
National Resource on ADHD (CHADD) - a program of CHADD, established to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD
Help Guide.org - a trusted guide to mental & emotional health
Dyslexia Reading Well - a virtual well of dyslexia resources
Dyslexia Headlines - provides links to current articles related to dyslexia
Video compendium - from Decoding Dyslexia, Ohio
For reading/reading instruction
Reading Rockets - a national service of PBS station WETA in Washington, DC
Get Ready to Read - an initiative from the National Center for Learning Disabilities
Reading Between the Lions - based on the popular PBS television show
Storyline Online - an engaging children’s site with activities and stories read aloud by actors
Professor Garfield - another engaging site for young readers
Dyslexia Resources in Georgia and Metro Atlanta
CHOA’s Dyslexia page
The Schenck School/DRT Teacher Training Program - Teaching Dyslexic Students: Training/e-learning Resources for Educators
Books about Dyslexia to consult*:
Think Differently by David Flink
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats
Straight Talk about Reading by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats
Understanding Learning Disabilities by Mary Louise Trusdell and I.W. Horowitz
The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock & Fernette Eide
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
* please note: if while learning about your child’s reading difficulty, you begin to suspect that you may be dyslexic yourself and find reading to be a chore, many of these titles and others are available as audio books.