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. - 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 - a trusted guide to mental & emotional health

Dyslexia Reading Well - a virtual well of dyslexia resources

Dyslexia Training Institute - online courses for parents and teachers

LD Online - a comprehensive website for parents and educators, out of PBS station WETA-TV in Washington, DC

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

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

Georgia Department of Education

IDA of Georgia

Decoding Dyslexia of Georgia

CHOA’s Dyslexia page

The Schenck School/DRT Teacher Training Program - Training courses and workshops for teachers, tutors, and parents

E-learning for

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 audiobooks.