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
Other Websites to Review
Here are a few resources for those looking for more information:
-- The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity - Yale School of Medicine
-- Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan (umich.edu)
--IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know - International Dyslexia Association (dyslexiaida.org)
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.
Orton Gillingham Program
The pure, unchanged, original method. Taught by Eileen Faggiano,
Orton Gillingham Associates, in Massachusetts.
Wilson Reading Program
Wilson Language Training Corporation; Massachusetts.
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.