REGIONAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Although The Dyslexia Resource is based in Atlanta, Georgia, we stay connected with organizations locally and around the globe to provide you with the leading resources. These organizations are doing important work in advocacy, research, and education. We have also highlighted some fantastic books to build your knowledge of dyslexia and all of the challenges and strengths that come along with it.


The Schenck School

Build a solid educational foundation for students with dyslexia and develop their rich potential.

 

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Understood.org

Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues.

 

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ADD-itude

A huge site with a great reference section, just search ‘dyslexia’ on that page.

 

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International Dyslexia Association

An international organization that supports education and research on behalf of people who learn differently.

 

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Dyslexia Advantage

The mission of Dyslexic Advantage is to promote the positive identity, community, and achievement of dyslexic people by focusing on their strengths.

 

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Eye to Eye National

Focus is on the strengthening of essential social-emotional skills, including self-esteem, self-advocacy, and community building.

 

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Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

Launched by the book of the same name.

 

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Learning Ally

A nonprofit providing dyslexia support through audiobooks & parent support services. Learn how we help parents, students & adults dealing with dyslexia.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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National Resource on ADHD (CHADD)

A program of CHADD, established to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD.

 

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HelpGuide.org

A trusted guide to mental & emotional health.

 

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Dyslexia Reading Well

A virtual well of dyslexia resources.

 

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Dyslexia Training Institute

Online courses for parents and teachers.

 

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LD Online

A comprehensive website for parents and educators, out of PBS station WETA-TV in Washington, DC.

 

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Dyslexia Headlines

Provides links to current articles related to dyslexia.

 

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Video Compendium

From Decoding Dyslexia, Ohio.

 

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Reading Rockets

A national service of PBS station WETA in Washington, DC.

 

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Get Ready to Read

An initiative from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

 

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Storyline Online

An engaging children’s site with activities and stories read aloud by actors.

 

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Professor Garfield

Another engaging site for young readers.

 

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Georgia Department of Education

Resources, informational handbook, contact information, and more.

 

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IDA of Georgia

The International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch is here to serve the needs of families, educators, and professionals concerned with struggling readers.

 

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Decoding Dyslexia of Georgia

Decoding Dyslexia GA is part of a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system.

 

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CHOA's Dyslexia Page

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 

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The Schenck School/DRT Teacher Training Program

Training courses and workshops for teachers, tutors, and parents

 

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Coursera.org

Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies.

 

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E-learningforkids.org

Free and fun digital education for all children worldwide.

 

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Think Differently by David Flink

An inspiring guide for parents of children with learning disabilities

 

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Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz

For Everyone Who Struggles to Read! Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results.

 

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Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats

The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty.

 

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Straight Talk about Reading by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats

Full of ideas and suggestions­­--from innovative preschool exercises to techniques that older children can use to increase reading speed and comprehension

 

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Understanding Learning Disabilities by Mary Louise Trusdell and I.W. Horowitz
The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock & Fernette Eide

With prescriptive advice and inspiring testimonials, this paradigm-shifting book proves that dyslexia doesn’t have to be a detriment, but can often become an asset for success.

 

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The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss

A book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing—and what you can do so that he or she will thrive.

 

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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Examination of success, motivation, and the role of adversity in shaping our lives.

 

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Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

Chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts.

 

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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.

The Dyslexia ResourceGA, National, and International Resources