Internet Resources

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia was started by Susan Barton to share with parents and educators about dyslexia and how to help.

Decoding Dyslexia – TN

Decoding Dyslexia – TN is a Tennessee non-profit organization started by families who are concerned about limited educational interventions for students with learning disabilities.

Middle Tennessee State University Center for Dyslexia

These e-books and planning guides were developed by staff at the Center for Dyslexia. They provide information about topics related to providing instruction to students, how to identify dyslexia, and what parents can do in the home to support their children with literacy. All Tennessee families should read Understanding Dyslexia: A Guide for Tennessee Families.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity seeks to increase awareness of dyslexia. The website shares current research, methods of treatment, and the strengths associated with dyslexia.

Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong

Podcast – There’s an idea about how children learn to read that’s held sway in schools for more than a generation — even though it was proven wrong by cognitive scientists decades ago. Teaching methods based on this idea can make it harder for children to learn how to read. In this podcast, host Emily Hanford investigates the influential authors who promote this idea and the company that sells their work. It’s an exposé of how educators came to believe in something that isn’t true and are now reckoning with the consequences — children harmed, money wasted, an education system upended.


Print Resources

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.

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss

Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Simple Words Books – Traditional chapter books can frustrate struggling readers who work hard to learn phonics skills their peers master easily. These decodable books use words taught at early levels so striving readers can enjoy ‘big‐kid’ books with engaging and fun stories that build vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Learn more by listening to this EdCuration podcast in which Erin was interviewed about these high-interested, decodable books.


Technology Resources

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