Resources

Professional Organizations:

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA).  www.eida.orghttp://www.eida.org 

An organization for both professionals and parents with good information about dyslexia.

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). www.ldaamerica.orghttp://www.ldaamerica.org 

An organization for both professionals and parents with good information about learning disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) - http://www.ncld.org/  

NCLD provides national leadership in support of children and adults with learning disabilities by providing information, resources, and referral services; developing and supporting innovative educational programs, seminars, and workshops; conducting a public awareness campaign; and advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.

Parent Resources:

LDOnline – www.ldonline.org/  

A good parent source for kids who have learning disabilities and ADHD.

Children of the Code – www.childrenofthecode.org/ 

A good parent education source.  Excellent archives of interviews with experts in the reading fields.

Decoding Dyslexia – www.decodingdyslexia.net/ 

Self-described as A Parent-Led Grassroots Movement for Dyslexia

Learning Ally – www.learningally.orghttp://www.learningally.org 

A national not-for-profit dedicated to bringing parents, teachers and the community together to empower dyslexic students to succeed.

Reading Rockets – www.readingrockets.org/  

Offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read.

Publishing Companies:

Educational Publishing Company – www.educationpublishing.com 

The Education Publishing Company publishes a range of titles covering education, training and children’s services.

Letterland – www.letterland.com 

Offers child-friendly phonics books, activities and support.

IDEA 2004 – Legal Support:

Wrightslaw – www.wrightslaw.org  

Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities. You’ll find hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other information about special education law and advocacy in the Wrightslaw Libraries.

Fluency Programs:

Read Naturally- www.readnaturally.com 

Develops reading fluency of students. They provide seminars, books, audio, and software.

Great Leaps – www.GreatLeaps.com  

Reading provides inexpensive, user-friendly research-based reading remediation.

Structured Language Reading Programs:

In the 1930s Samuel Torrey Orton and Anna Gillingham developed an intensive, phonics-based reading approach that taught children through multisensory pathways using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques. They used diagnostic teaching methods to individualize instruction for children. Over the years, several other multisensory structured language reading methods have developed as derivatives of the Orton Gillingham approach. The International Dyslexia Association cites the following programs: