This website includes countless links of credible resources for dyslexia. You can find general resources, resources to understand dyslexia, resources for students, resources for teachers, and games.
“Our goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues,” says Understood. Understood.org is achieving this by providing countless articles that explain learning and attention issues, how to empower your child in the classroom, the law and much more. They even have live experts for you to chat with.
This website has a great section called, “Truth about Dyslexia.” It also covers, other learning disabilities, thoughts on nutrition and exercise, and has many articles available by experts on these subjects.
“The mission of our parent group Boulder Valley Kids Identified with Dyslexia (BV-KID) is to create a culture of innovation and to promote awareness of dyslexia among parents, teachers and administration in Boulder Valley (BV) and to serve students with dyslexia and related learning disorders to ensure that they reach their maximum potential.” BV-KID.org
Reading Rockets is a fun website that provides resources for parents, teachers and apps and books for children.
Even though this is a website based in Ireland it has helped parents in the US find general information about dyslexia, warning signs, ways to support a dyslexic, helpful technology, recommended accommodations and more.
Suggestions and descriptions for assistive technology in the classroom and at home.
On top of providing information about reading disabilities and recommended readings they provide information about policy and advocacy.
Describes the facts of dyslexia and offers conferences and training about dyslexia.
PEAK has maintained a steadfast commitment to ensuring that people with all types of disabilities can be fully included in their neighborhood schools, their communities, and in all walks of life.
PEP is run by the Colorado Department of Special Education. Their website provides information on conferences, IEP’s and accommodations.
The ARC is an advocacy group who protects the civil rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy and education.
This is an article that includes documentation explaining a learning disabled students rights in the school. An additional site to further explain the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is the government’s IDEA site.
Hillside is located in Boulder and is a school for learning disabled children. Their website includes fabulous resources for learning about learning disabilities.
Helpful videos on Youtube
Success stories of individuals with dyslexia
An overview of reading disabilities, including what they looks like and how to teach students have them.
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz M.D.
It provides a clear explanation of Dyslexia and what a person with dyslexia needs to do to learn to read.
Dr. Wolf explains the historical development of the brain and how it relates to reading. She explains what happens to the brain when you can’t read.
The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock L. Eide M.D. M.A. and Fernette F. Eide M.D.
This book reveals of the strengths and advantages to being dyslexic.
This story is appropriate for all ages. You will gain insight to how it feels to be a child in a classroom with an unidentified learning disability. Mullaly does a wonderful job to make it a humorous and easy read even through the struggles of “Ally,” the main character.
“Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.” – Fish in a Tree
Wrightslaw books provide information on special education and advocacy laws.
Other Resources for Finding Service Providers
This is an excellent service provider referral list published by the Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
If you don’t know what to look for or expect from a tutor use this basic guide.