Resources related to dyslexia
Books to read with students
Author by Helen Lester
Tacky the Penguin
by Helen Lester & illustrated by Lynn M. Musinger
What Is Dyslexia?: A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together
by Alan M. Hultquist, illustrated by Lydia Corrow
It’s Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos & illustrated by Nuria Roca
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb and Gail Piazza
My Name Is Brain by Jeanne Betancourt
Two-Minute Drill: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids by Mike Lupica
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
Eleven by Patricia Riley Giff
Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever
A Series by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
The Lightning Thief
and others in the series by Rick Riordan
Trapped. A Novel by Judy Spurr
(Taken from The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/EDU_YPbooks.html)
Knees (The Mixed-Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia) by Vanita Delschlager
Dyslexia Wonders by Jennifer Smith
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Pony Pals Series by Jeanne Betancourt
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Websites/Apps for Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia
Easy Dyslexic Aid, nu app production
1. Easy Spelling Aid is a spelling, reading, dyslexia and translation helper to use when a user encounters problematic words and is communicating in another language.
2. Hang Art is an IOS with an Android version, is based on the classic word game Hangman. Kids use the building blocks of spelling, writing, and drawing to boost vocabulary.
3. Endless Spanish offers "Spanish Immersion" for native Spanish speakers and advanced learners, and "Spanish with English Translation" for most native English speakers.
4. Endless Learning Academy is an early learning app with the Endless monster crew. Some sounds were identified as lacking accuracy.
5. Newsela is updated with a writing prompt both on the web and in the app. Newsela builds reading comprehension by delivering relevant, daily articles from trusted news sources with a choice of five reading levels, embedded assessments, and curriculum alignment information.
6. Claro Scan Pen has users take a photo of a printed text document, letter, or exam paper so that they can then select text using a finger (or stylus) and hear it spoken aloud instantly. No internet connection is required.
7. Voice Dream Reader adds a visual bookshelf in this update, along with a pronunciation dictionary so users can correct inaccuracies. A new setting can be used electively for word tracking/pacing/spot tracking by struggling readers.
8. Co:Writer Universal for Google Chrome uses grammar- and vocabulary-smart word prediction to help students express their ideas in writing with a built-in speech recognition aid. The app is available now for individuals by subscription so families don't have to rely on schools. The app works with a third party keyboard. Topic dictionaries support writers by providing listings of specific vocabulary words.
9. ModMath is virtual graph paper developed by a parent and offering a free basic version for iOS with in-app purchases for higher math. In a major update during the last school year, there is a cleaner look and numeric keypad that aligns math problems. A new camera feature allows for pictures of math problems that can be inserted into the virtual paper and shared.
10. Photomath reads and solves mathematical problems by using the camera of a mobile device in real-time. A reveal feature shows users how to solve math problems.
11. Whink productivity tool for iOS devices offers a gel ink pen and smart eraser to help make handwriting smooth and flawless. Jot down notes by typing, recording or sketching. Mark up documents and organize notes easily. This app uses two apps at the same time to take notes on an iPad while reading or watching a video and more.
12. Squid productivity tool for Android devices helps users take handwritten notes using an active pen, passive stylus, or a finger. Markup PDFs to fill out forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. Import images, draw shapes, and add typed text to notes. Select, copy/paste, and move content between pages and notes. Organize your notes within notebooks.
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Books for Teachers/Parents
The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia by Virginia Berninger and Beverly Wolf
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
Videos for parents/older students
Journey into Dyslexia, HBO Documentary Films, Alan and Susan Raymond
Online Tools and Activities for Helping Kids with Dyslexia:
Dyslexia Basics – A handy, informative fact-sheet from the International Dyslexia Association that includes a basic definition of dyslexia, as well as the symptoms, causes, and effects of the condition. Perfect for parents looking for an introduction to addressing dyslexia.
Reading Rocket – Reading Rockets describes itself as a “national multimedia literacy initiative, offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.” Their FAQ on dyslexia offers easy-to-understand guidance on helping young readers overcome learning challenges, and their web series, Reading and the Brain, explores the cognitive connections between reading and dyslexia.
Learning Ally: Learning Ally is a large audiobook database, with over 75,000 digitally recorded books in audio format. Audiobooks can be a great way to bolster reading comprehension and fluency in children with dyslexia, especially if they reading the original text while listening along.
Bookshare: Free for current students, Bookshare houses over two hundred thousand documents in its massive online library. Bookshare is a powerful learning resource for students struggling with accessibility learning concerns.
KidsHealth / TeensHealth: KidsHealth and TeensHealth are popular websites for providing kid-friendly reading material that is simple and informative, with articles covering dyslexia basics at a reading level perfect for kids and teens.
Eye to Eye: Is your child an alternative learner? Eye to Eye is a personal mentoring service that provides programs to students diagnosed with learning challenges such as dyslexia and ADHD.
DyslexiaHelp: Known for their inspiring “Dyslexia Success Stories” articles, DyslexiaHelp is a large online resource, provided by the University of Michigan, for those dealing with dyslexia. There you will find informative content for parents and professionals alike.
International Dyslexia Association – The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a national non-profit organization specializing in local community involvement. See their branch page to find a provider near you.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity – With a mission statement that cites an aim to “uncover and illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia,” this Yale foundation offers a wide array of resources for parents of children with dyslexia. See their parent’s section for more.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – This inspiring film explores the unique ways in which those diagnosed with dyslexia think, and includes inspiring stories form successful entrepreneurs diagnosed with the condition, such as Richard Branson and Charles Swaub.
Articles about Dyslexia
A good website to learn more about learning and attention issues:
Font that simulates dyslexia:
Font created to increase readability:
Video/simulation of what it looks like to read as a dyslexic