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Fact Sheets IDA fact sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to improve understanding and support advocacy initiatives. 
Corrigendum:  Ending the Reading Wars:  Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert (2018) by A. Castles, K. Rastle, & K. Nation
A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI) from The National Center for Learning Disabilities
IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know
Teaching Reading Is Rocket Science: What Expert Teachers of Reading Should Know and Be Able to Do (Moats, L. C.,1999. Washington, DC: American Federation of Teachers.)
Graceful Advocacy
Book Review: The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan
Where Does Having a Heart for Dyslexia Intervention Advocacy Start?



The International Dyslexia Association – Provides resources for professionals and families dealing with individuals with reading disabilities.
The Center for Effective Reading Instruction– The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), offers professional certificates and certifications to qualified individuals teaching and supporting reading in public and private general, remedial, and special education settings.
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators – Established and authorized expressly to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and to certify teachers and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards.
Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) – A national professional member organization dedicated to the remediation of written language skills and certification of individuals trained in the remediation of written language skills.
Foundations in Learning – The Foundations Learning System (FLS) is a solution that applies recent advances in learning science to address the reading crisis.
Learning AllyProvides recorded copies of reading materials including books and textbooks and have an extensive library in several convenient formats.
LD OnLine – Provides resources for parents and teachers on attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
National Center for Learning Disabilities – Provides information about learning disabilities, such as checklists, guides, videos, podcasts, Ask the Experts and FAQs.
The Reading League – Mission to advance the Awareness, Understanding, and Use of evidence-based reading instruction
Reading Rockets – Provides monthly newsletters with reading resources in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
Wrightslaw – Provides parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys with accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity – Provides information and resources on the topic of Dyslexia
Understood – A collaboration of 15 nonprofit organizations providing online resources, and practical tips for parents and community members.



The International Dyslexia Association  – YouTube channel
IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards: How They Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students – Louisa Moats,
Overcoming Dyslexia: What Does It Take? – Patricia Mathes,
Empowering Teaching Excellence – Literacyhow YouTube channel
The Reading League YouTube Series, Advancing Evidence into Practice.



What Is Dyslexia? by Margie Gillis
Dyslexia and the Brain by Guinevere Eden
Embracing Dyslexia: The Interviews, by Dr. Ken Pugh
“It’s Never Too Late.” Leslie, Jeremiah, Mears Pam EdD.
“Journey into Dyslexia.” HBO. Produced by Alan and Susan Raymond, 2011.
“One by One. The Teachings of Diana King.” Hubbell, Harvey, Captured Time Productions. 2016.


Our Recommended Books

Books for Parents

About Dyslexia by Priscilla Vail
The Between the Lions Book for Parents: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child Learn to Read by Linda K. Rath & Louise Kennedy (Ages PreK– 3)
Dysgraphia: Why Johnny Can’t Write: A Handbook for Parents and Teachers by Diane W. Cavey
Not Stupid Not Lazy – Understanding Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities. Linda Siegel, 2016 
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Parenting a Struggling Reader: A Guide to Diagnosing and Finding Help for Your Child’s Reading Difficulties by Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Running the Distance by Jared Blank
Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years by Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Why Johnny Can’t Read: And What You Can Do About It by Rudolph Flesch
Why Johnny Still Can’t Read: A New Look at the Scandal of our Schools by Rudolph Flesch

Books for Teachers

A Language Yardstick by Priscilla Vail
Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print – A Summary by Marilyn Adams
Developing Language and Literacy:  Effective Intervention in the Early Years by Charles Hulme
Developing Reading Comprehension by Charles Hulme et. al
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia by Virginia W. Berninger and Beverly J. Wolf
Equipped for Reading Success by Kilpatrick, David.  Casey & Kirsch Publishers; 2016
Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties by Kilpatrick, David.  Wiley, 2015
Language at the Speed of Sight by Mark Seidenberg
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, 2nd Edition by Judith Birsh
Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum by Marilyn Adams, Barbara R. Foorman, Ingvar Lundberg, and Terri Beeler
Preventing Reading Failure in Young Children by Catherine Snow
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf
Reading Development and Teaching by Morag Stuart and Rhona Stainthorp
Reading in the Brain:  The New Science of How We Read by Stanislas Dehaene
Sounds and Letters for Readers and Spellers by Jane Fell Greene
Speech to Print by Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century by Maryanne Wolf
The Reading Glitch by Lee Sherman and Betsy Ramsey
The Reading Mind:  A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads by Daniel T. Willingham
Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension:  A Handbook by Carsten Elbro, Jane Oakhill, and Kate Cain
Unlocking Literacy, Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction by Marcia K. Henry
What Reading Research Tells Us About Children with Diverse Learning Needs by Deborah Simmons and Edward Kaneenui
When Writing is a Problem by Regina Richards

Books for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia in Adults: Taking Charge of Your Life by Kathleen Nosek
Learning a Living: A Guide to Planning Your Career and Finding a Job for People with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Dyslexia by Dale Brown
The Runaway Learning Machine: Growing Up Dyslexic by James Bauer





























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