Recommended Resources/Links

Recommended Websites

  • The International Dyslexia Association

    IDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Find information on area activities and free referral services.

  • Barton Reading & Spelling System

    Susan Barton is an internationally recognized expert in dyslexia and creator of the Barton Reading & Spelling System, which teaches people from all walks of life to tutor people with dyslexia.

  • Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, Inc.

    Bright Solutions for Dyslexia disseminates information about dyslexia and co-existing conditions. The site offers online videos and links to many free seminars and presentations.

  • Decoding Dyslexia

    Decoding Dyslexia is a parent-led, grassroots movement to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia.

Recommended Books

  • Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by: Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

    Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.

  • Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment & Intervention by: Nancy Mather & Barbara J. Wendling

    Provides practical, step-by-step information on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitive and academic—this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia.

  • The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love Of Learning by: Ben Foss

    While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. Dyslexics’ innate skills, which may include verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical, or musical abilities, are their unique key to acquiring knowledge. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entrée into learning and excelling.

Local Support groups

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  • R.E.A.D.S (Recognizing, Educating, and Advocating for Dyslexic Students)

    R.E.A.D.S is a nonprofit organization serving Columbus, Indiana and surrounding areas that provides support to children with dyslexia and their families. The group facilities public meetings and provides additional resources for individuals with dyslexia.