Resources

Below, you’ll find informal and scholarly resources with more information about dyslexia, learning disabilities, and literacy. If there is a resource we have not listed that you’ve found to be helpful, educational, and inspiring, please contact us and let us know!

Organizations/Websites

 

Books

  • Shaywitz M.D., Sally. (2003). Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level.  N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.  Recommended for adults, parents, and teachers seeking a science-based explanation for dyslexia and an understanding of how the dyslexic brain processes information.

https://www.roomofonesown.com/book/9780679781592

  • Gillingham, A. and Stillman, B. W. (1997). The Gillingham Manual: Remedial Training of Children with Specific Disability in Reading, Spelling, and Penmanship.  (8th Edition), Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service.

https://www.amazon.com/Gillingham-Manual-Remedial-Disability-Penmanship/dp/0838802001

  • Rome, P.D. and Osman, J.S. (1993).  Language Tool Kit.  Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service.

https://www.amazon.com/Language-Tool-Kit-Paula-Rome/dp/0838805205

  • Smith, Jennifer.  Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child’s Point of View.

https://www.roomofonesown.com/book/9781600376344

 

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3UNdbxk3xs

How Difficult Can This Be?: The F.A.T. City Workshop – Understanding Learning Disabilities (PBS, 70 min, Rated Not Rated)  Richard Lavoie creates a workshop that dramatizes a classroom setting and leads the viewer through teaching exercises that don’t work for dyslexic learners. By demonstrating the traditional kind of teaching methods that cause frustration, anxiety, and tension (F.A.T.) in children with disabilities, Lavoie conveys a challenged child’s perspective. Recommended for students, teachers, other school personnel and parents/caregivers of dyslexic learners.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Into-Dyslexia-Susan-Raymond/dp/B00YG13M04

Journey into Dyslexia (approx. 77 min, rating TVG)  HBO Documentary Films.  Journey into Dyslexia is a valuable tool for educators, parents, and children alike. The film provides a deeper understanding of dyslexic students’ issues with traditional schooling, as well as insight into kids who have been recently diagnosed and what they face when separated from their “normal” peers in today’s educational system. Recommended for students, teachers, other school personnel and parents/caregivers of dyslexic learners.

 

Dyslexia: The Struggle Through School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWRQCewUMLw

 

Shake It Up (Disney television show): Cece Dyslexia Scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrUbJjY7mzs

MIT Professor Catherine Drenner on Her Dyslexia and Its Advantages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ennIWco_H3Y

Stephen Spielberg discusses his dyslexia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N6RKHOHMJQ

Henry Winkler on his dyslexia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiUY-lDCleM

Things Not To Say To Someone With Dyslexia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObwAzZr87jg

 

TED Talks:

What is dyslexia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafiGBrFkRM&t=3s

Is Dyslexia a Learning Disability or a Learning Ability?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nRFIfWaIfo

Dyslexia and Privilege

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hmwM5G2mCw

The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dPyzFFcG7A

How a font can help people with dyslexia to read

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVaeGOflF7w

 

Legislation

Government Agencies