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Dyslexia Tool Kit

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Helpful Resources

The following websites and resources will provide you with information and tips on parenting children and youth with dyslexia.

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Empowering parents

A PBS special, hosted by Al Roker, part of the Launching Young Readers series

Empowering Parents is a PBS special hosted by Al Roker that visits schools in Huntingtown, Maryland, and Portland, Oregon, to see how families learn to identify early signs of reading problems and find ideas for getting their kids the help and support they need to succeed at reading.

Learn more about getting support for your struggling reader by visiting the Empowering Parents webpage, as part of the Reading Rockets website.

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International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is the oldest organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia.

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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

Reading Rockets offers reading resources that assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity provides myths and truths about dyslexia, and numerous articles and books based on the Center’s research.

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Understood.org focuses on making real, positive impact in the lives of people who learn and think differently by offering tools, support, and community.

IDA Dyslexia Handbook

What every family should know

This handbook, produced by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), provides information on assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas, and resources. Topic areas and resources include:

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The University of Michigan Dyslexia Help Center provides information and resources, including dyslexia tests, apps, software, games, and more!

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Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities

This resource is an extensive and meticulously organized list of apps that may be helpful to individuals with dyslexia, parents of dyslexics, or the professionals who work with dyslexics (teachers, tutors, reading specialists, etc.).

Software and Assistive Technology

Today's technological age has brought forth a number of very good computer programs and tools to help individuals with listening and speaking, reading and spelling, and writing and organization.

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Fun and Games for Dyslexics

There are many educational apps and online games that will help teach reading, spelling, and much more in a playful setting—while providing beneficial practice for dealing with dyslexia.

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Bright Solutions for Dyslexia

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia offers information on testing for dyslexia, including when to test, how to test and who should do the testing.

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LD Online: All About Learning Disabilities and ADHD

LD Online helps children and adults by providing accurate, up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Organization whose mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.

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National Center for Learning Disabilities

Organization that works to create a society where every person possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed at school, work and life.

Be sure to check out additional videos and resources, contained throughout the Dyslexia Tool Kit.

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Have questions or need assistance?

If you need further assistance, have questions about this Tool Kit or your child’s special education services; please feel free to contact us!