Resources

 

The following resources may be helpful to educators, professionals and parents interested in learning more about dyslexia and other topics concerning children with language-based learning differences.

General Resources on Dyslexia and Learning Differences

International Dyslexia Association
Nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability dyslexia, as well as related language-based learning differences.

LD Online
One of the leading websites on learning disabilities and ADHD, LDOnline provides information specifically for parents, educators, and children. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. LD OnLine is a national educational service of WETA-TV, the PBS station in Washington, D.C.

National Council for Learning Disabilities
NCLD connects parents and others with essential resources, provides educators with evidence-based tools, and engages advocates in public policy initiatives. It provides printable and interactive learning disabilities checklists.

Nemours Bright Start
Nemours Bright Start researches, develops, and offers evidence-based tools targeting young children at risk for reading failure. Their goal is to effectively instruct children at the very beginning of their reading journey to ensure long-term reading success.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The National professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan 

DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

For Parents

Get Ready To Read!
A service of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, 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. This site offers an online screening tool.

Smart Beginnings
A network of locally operated partnerships that are the cornerstone of the early childhood system in Virginia.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.
Resources to educate, guide, and inspire families of children with learning disabilities or ADHD—and to change the perception of learning disabilities as a stigmatizing condition.

Division for Early Childhood
Promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

Decoding Dyslexia Virginia
Decoding Dyslexia VA is a grassroots movement driven by VA families focused on providing resources, support and interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.

For Physicians and Diagnosticians

 LD Navigator
This online interactive resource is intended for physicians and medical professionals, and was created by National Center for Learning Disabilities, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

American Academy of Pediatrics
A downloadable Developmental Screening/Testing Coding Fact Sheet for Primary Care Pediatricians.

National Association of School Psychologists
Information about and for school psychologist, including resources on learning differences.

National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stoke
NINDS dyslexia overview page, containing information and links to other medical resources.

For Educators

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators provides information on the Orton-Gillingham Approach for teaching language structure to children with dyslexia.

National Association of School Psychologists
NASP provides information about and for school psychologist, including resources on learning differences.

 

Public Policy and Special Education Law

Wrights Law
Information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Literate Nation
Literate Nation provides comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resources and strategic initiatives for literacy advocacy.