Resources for Parents and  Teachers

Supporting Learning on the Western Slope

This page has been developed to provide a number of resources to parents, family members, and educators. We do not recommend one resource over the other in terms of quality. We are always open to recommendations on other resources that families and educators have found helpful. 

Books About Dyslexia

Here is a list of just a few books for adults and children to read to learn more about dyslexia. There are several more texts about dyslexia that can be found at your local library or in our collection. We donate a copy of The Dsylexic Advantage  to families we meet with.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
by Brock L. Eide

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

At Home with Dyslexia: A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Child
by Sascha Roos 

Fish in a Tree
by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

My Life with Dyslexia by Mari Schuh

The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn, by Ronald Davis

01/ Programs with Tutors in Our Area

Barton Reading and Spelling System

Designed for one-on-one tutoring of children, teenagers and adults by parents, volunteer tutors, reading or resource specialists or their aides, and professional tutors. The Barton System is the easiest one to learn because all of the tutor training comes on DVD, along with fully scripted lesson plans and free unlimited support.

 

Published by Bright Solutions for Dyslexia in California.

 

www.BartonReading.com 408-559-3652

02/

Orton Gillingham Program

The pure, unchanged, original method. Taught by Eileen Faggiano,

Orton Gillingham Associates, in Massachusetts.

 

781-934-5548

03/

Wilson Reading Program 

Wilson Language Training Corporation; Massachusetts.

www.wilsonlanguage.com 800-899-8454 

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Sound in Syllables

Developed by Sandra Dillon, Director of the Multisensory Language Training Institute of New Mexico, Sounds In Syllables (SIS) is the most powerful Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading (decoding, fluency, and comprehension), spelling, writing, and the foundations of syntax and grammar.

www.adec.org