This list is designed to help dyslexics, parents, and professionals find the resources they need, from scholarly articles and reviewed books to online forums and support groups.

 

 

 

 

 

National Organizations & Websites

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) [1]

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) [1]

    ASHA's website is for professionals (i.e. speech-language pathologists, audiologists) and students who are members of ASHA. It contains information about different language disabilities and a directory for you to find a professional within your state.

  • Headstrong Nation [2]

    Headstrong Nation [2]

    Founded in 2003 by Intel Reader [3] creator Ben Foss, Headstrong Nation is a non-profit dedicated to serving the dyslexic community. They aim to create a movement in which dyslexics thrive.

  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) [4]

    International Dyslexia Association (IDA) [4]

    IDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dyslexic individuals and the families who support them. Their website contains information on dyslexia, an online bookstore, and much more.

  • LD Online [5]

    LD Online [5]

    LD Online provides up-to-date information on learning disabilities and ADHD for adolescents, adults, parents, and professionals. There are numerous articles and forums, as well as a directory of professionals, schools, products, and much more.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) [6]

    Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) [6]

    LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers, and other professionals. Their website contains up-to-date information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.

  • Lime Connect [7]

    Lime Connect [7]

    Lime Connect recognizes that people with disabilities should be able to reach their goals and not be branded by their disabilities. Develop a profile, apply for positions, attend webinars, and more.

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) [8]

    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) [8]

    NCLD is an online resource striving to ensure that every individual with learning disabilities has the tools to succeed in school, work, and life. Browse their deep pool of information by school, by age, or a custom search.

  • Neuhaus Education Center [9]

    Neuhaus Education Center [9]

    This non-profit center is dedicated to the prevention of reading failure. They provide evidence-based professional development to educators and information and resources to families. The explicit, systematic approach to teaching the basic language skills of reading, writing, and spelling allows all students to thrive.

  • The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) [10]

    The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) [10]

    This website offers a wealth of information for assisting children ages birth through 21 with disabilities. OSEP also offers resources to help states, local district personnel, and families to better assist students with disabilities.

  • Parents Education Network (PEN) [11]

    Parents Education Network (PEN) [11]

    PEN is a coalition of parents working with educators, students, and the community to empower students with learning and attention differences. They aim to increase awareness and understanding of the strengths and challenges facing students with learning and attention differences.

  • Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities [12]

    Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities [12]

    This non-profit is dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities and ADHD. They strive to change the perception of learning disabilities as a stigmatizing condition.

  • WeConnectNow [13]

    WeConnectNow [13]

    WeConnectNow seeks to unite people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with emphasis on college students. The site aims to help college students with disabilities succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need through various web resources. The site also allows users to read and share stories as a source of support.

Local Organizations & Websites

  • Decoding Dyslexia—MI [14]

    Decoding Dyslexia—MI [14]

    Decoding Dyslexia—MI aims 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 in Michigan public schools.

  • Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association [15]

    Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association [15]

    Grand Traverse Dyslexia Association serves children and adults with dyslexia by providing one-on-one tutoring in reading and spelling, training to tutors and teachers, and community education to enhance awareness of dyslexia and the challenges faced by people with dyslexia.

  • Michigan Dept. of Education: Special Education Website [16]

    Michigan Dept. of Education: Special Education Website [16]

    If you live in Michigan and need (or know someone who needs) resources on special education rules and regulations, this section of michigan.gov [17] is a great place to look.

  • MITS: Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports [18]

    MITS: Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports [18]

    This website contains many resources, such as a calendar for training in assistive technology and a library where teachers can borrow assistive technology for their classrooms. Browse the website for lists of assistive technologies, ask for help, and read about new developments.

  • Brainspring [19]

    Brainspring [19]

    Brainspring provides quality, research-based professional development to educators, special education teachers, and reading specialists across the country and has six tutoring centers in the metro Detroit area. They developed Phonics First®, their very own nationally accredited Orton-Gillingham methodology to teaching literacy.

  • SLD Read [20]

    SLD Read [20]

    SLD Read, based in west Michigan, teaches social, emotional, and whole life skills to help boost reading skills. They enhance curricula to effectively reach learners with dyslexia and other reading challenges through their 1-to-1 literacy tutoring and educator and parent training.

Educational Programs & Websites

  • Building Blocks for Literacy [21]

    Building Blocks for Literacy [21]

    Developed by the Stern Center [22], Building Blocks promotes early literacy skills for children in child care and preschool environments. The Building Blocks website includes 12 professional development hours and an interactive family forum, which contains tons of videos and activities.

  • CollegeBoard [23]

    CollegeBoard [23]

    Are you looking for a specific college major, location, or school size and are unsure of where to begin? CollegeBoard has a wonderful search tool that you can use. Just enter in your specific criteria and search colleges that will suit your needs.

  • Get Ready to Read! [24]

    Get Ready to Read! [24]

    Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.

  • HelpingWithMath.com [25]

    HelpingWithMath.com [25]

    This free, easy-to-use website is designed for parents to help their children with math. The site contains math games, video lessons, flashcards, printable math worksheets, and much more. Be sure to also visit these two sister sites: HelpingWithWriting.com [26] and HelpingWithVerbs.com [27].

  • Neuhaus Academy [28]

    Neuhaus Academy [28]

    These short lessons for adolescent and adult learners will increase ability to decode (read), pronounce, and/or understand meanings of words while supplementing world knowledge. Selections focus on words found in academic textbooks, classical literature, and high-stakes testing. More words are added weekly.

  • ReadingResource.net [29]

    ReadingResource.net [29]

    This free website is filled with worksheets and teaching tips on how to incorporate extra practice reading in the classroom. It is a great supplement for developing good reading skills or teaching good reading habits.

  • Reading Teachers Network [30]

    Reading Teachers Network [30]

    This complementary resource for reading teachers, therapists, and administrators provides videos and webinars about evidence-based reading instruction; consumable tools, manipulatives and lesson plans; and Ask An Expert.

  • Rhyme Desk [31]

    Rhyme Desk [31]

    Rhyme Desk is an interactive writing tool for poets, songwriters, and copywriters. Use features like the synonym and antonym search, dictionary, and thesaurus to help you.

  • Speech Therapy Ideas [32]

    Speech Therapy Ideas [32]

    If you are a speech-language pathologist, this website has dozens of great activities, games, worksheets, and other resources for you to use with your clients.

  • Summer Camps [33]

    Summer Camps [33]

    Summer camps are a great way to get a child out of the house and have fun with other children their age during their break from school. Furthermore, educational camps are a great way to keep your child engaged with learning while school is not in session. Dyslexics can especially benefit from this opportunity by spending time in the summer strengthening their reading and writing skills. To help find a summer camp that best fits your child’s needs, check out this list [33] of summer camps serving students with dyslexia.

  • Thirty Million Words [34]

    Thirty Million Words [34]

    This parent-directed curriculum is intended to build a child’s brain using parent language, thus better equipping children for the future.

  • Verticy Learning [35]

    Verticy Learning [35]

    If your dyslexic student needs supplemental material to help him or her learn math, read, or write better, Verticy Learning has the programs you need. The programs are based on the Calvert School [36] and Jemicy School [37] curricula, and they incorporate the Orton-Gillingham method for instructing dyslexic students.

  • Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity [38]

    Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity [38]

    The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity strives to illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia and disseminate information, practical advice, and the latest research to transform the lives of people with dyslexia. Their website is a great resource.

Centers & Schools

  • Binda Dyslexia Center [39]

    Binda Dyslexia Center [39]

    Located in Battle Creek, Michigan, this Center was established to provide one-on-one support in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing to individuals with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. They also aim to increase awareness about dyslexia.

  • CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology [40]

    CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology [40]

    This is a great resource to discover new learning opportunities through the Universal Design for Learning [41]. There are descriptions of new research the Center is working on, learning tools, and much more.

  • Children's Dyslexia Centers [42]

    Children's Dyslexia Centers [42]

    Children's Dyslexia Centers have helped thousands of dyslexic children receive free tutoring, and hundreds of teachers receive free training. There are currently over 50 Centers in 13 states. Visit their website to learn more about what they offer.

  • DyslexiaHelp's Independent Schools page [43]

    DyslexiaHelp's Independent Schools page [43]

    If you are looking for information on independent schools across the country that specialize in teaching students with dyslexia and learning disabilities, our Independent Schools page has dozens for you to research.

  • Read, Write and Spell [44]

    Read, Write and Spell [44]

    Read, Write and Spell is a Center for Dyslexia located in California. They utilize an Orton Gillingham approach to teach dyslexic students how to read, write and spell.

  • The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy [45]

    The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy [45]

    The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy has offered intensive language and literacy intervention, evaluations, and consultations to clients of all ages and from all parts of the country.

General Information

  • All Kinds of Minds [46]

    All Kinds of Minds [46]

    This website provides excellent information and resources to assist parents and professionals. Areas targeted included attention, reading, writing, and mathematics.

  • DyslexiaDx.com [47]

    DyslexiaDx.com [47]

    Established by Michigan-based clinical psychologist, dyslexic, and DyslexiaHelp's guest contributor Dr. Michael Ryan, DyslexiaDx.com is designed to address the social and emotional impacts of dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities. 

  • iTeach Special Education- iDevices in Special Education [48]

    iTeach Special Education- iDevices in Special Education [48]

    This Facebook group is a great support system for anyone in special education using iOS devices or apps. The group includes teachers and other professionals who share their recommendations for apps or products for those who need them.

 

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This list is designed to help dyslexics, parents, and professionals find the resources they need, from scholarly articles to support groups.
Organizations & Websites