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Resources: Articles and Books 


The resources in this section represent the best books and articles available that address the opportunities, challenges and problems children who have the dyslexic condition face.


 

Dyslexia Basics


Materials in this section provide parents with a basic understanding of dyslexia.  These materials are good starter documents for parents who have recently discovered their children have dyslexia.  The first step to becoming a good advocate for your child is learning about their condition.

 

Primer on Dyslexia by Christine Hinton

In this article, Ms. Hinton provides an overview of dyslexia including its causes.  She discusses the importance of early detection and the early symptoms of dyslexia.  For those manifesting the symptoms, she discusses how to have the condition diagnosed.  For those with dyslexia, she discusses interventions that are appropriate for individuals with the condition. Click here.


From ABC to ADHD: What Every Parent Should Know about Dyslexia by Eric Tridas

This book is a good source of information for parents who have children with developmental or behavioral problems.  The physician contributing authors discuss a variety of topics including diagnosis, treatment, co-existing conditions and new research.

 


Important Topics

Should I have My Child Tested for Learning Disabilities

The decision to test have your child tested for learning disabilities is an important one.  If your child has a learning disability, it ensures your child certain rights under federal law however it also labels your child as learning disabled. This article discusses some of the important things you should consider when making your decision. Click here.  


Understanding Dyslexia


Dyslexia is a complex condition.  As parents begin the understand the condition, they soon realize a deeper understanding of dyslexia is needed.  The books and articles below begin to provide the deeper understanding parents need about dyslexia.
 

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz


Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention presents research into how the brain works. She also presents evidence based techniques that enable individuals with dyslexia to overcome reading problems.

Understanding Dyslexia: An Introduction for Dyslexic Students in Higher Education by Jill Hammond and Fabian Hercules

In this paper, the authors discuss the basics of dyslexia and implications for students in Higher Education.  The paper describes strategies that students in higher education can utilize to better manage their condition. Click here.

Understanding Dyslexia and Dyspraxia by Hull University

This paper discusses dyslexia and dyspraxia including a description of both conditions and a discussion of actionable interventions that can be made to mitigate the conditions. Click here.