For more information and resources on dyslexia, we recommend visiting the following websites:
More from YCDC and Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz…
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level By Dr. Sally Shaywitz. Vintage Books, 2005 (paperback).
Resources for Dyslexics…
Established in 1948, Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D) offers materials for all people who cannot “effectively read standard print because of a visual impairment, learning disability, or other physical disability.”
“Bookshare.org believes that people with print disabilities deserve the same ease of access to books and periodicals that people without disabilities enjoy. The Bookshare.org library provides print-disabled people in the United States with legal access to over 40,000 books and 150 periodicals that are converted to Braille, large print, or digital formats for text-to-speech audio.”
For Young People…
Developed from the vision of Jim Davis, the creator of the popular cartoon cat, Garfield, this website is an interactive learning tool, where kids with learning disabilities (and even those without) can express themselves and practice and enhance their skills–and have a bunch of fun doing it, too.
“Where no two brains think alike,” this website “is a place where kids who learn differently can create awesome stuff…play great games…connect with other kids…and discover new ways to succeed in school and in life.”
For Educators & Other Professionals…
What Works Clearing House
Find “best practice” brochures for a variety of educational topics, topical reports and statistics, and other resources for educators and researchers.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA strives to make effective communication accessible and achievable for all by empowering and supporting speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
Parents, Education Network
Founded by a group of parents who struggled to find information, services, and expertise to help their children with learning difficulties on their own, PEN looks to: 1) increase awareness of learning difficulties; 2) educate parents of children with learning difficulties; 3) promote teacher training and professional development on teaching children with learning difficulties; and, 4) encourage children with learning difficulties to reach their full potential.
For Advocacy & More…
Disability Rights Advocates
DRA is a not-for-profit legal advocacy organization working to ensure that people with all types of disabilities, and all over the U.S. and the world, have dignity, equality, and opportunities.
British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
The BDA’s vision is to create a “dyslexia-friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.”