Books Recommendations for Parents and Educators from Coalition Members

 

Below are Book Recommendations for Parents, Educators or anyone who wants to learn more about dyslexia, literacy, science of the reading brain, social and emotional side of being dyslexic or raising children with dyslexia. Guides to help navigate the school system and many other issues.  Some of the books are new, some are older but all are great resources.  Most of these books can be found on the Educational Publishing Service,  IDA Bookstore 

or Amazon!  If you are an Amazon shopper please shop at Amazon Smile and make PB IDA your non profit benefactor! This will help us, PA DLC since we are a standing committee of PB IDA,  Happy Reading! 


 Mary Ellen Trent  recommends reading:

 

Unlocking Literacy, Effective Decoding & Spelling Instruction - Marcia Henry

 

Dyslexia, Learning, and The Brain - Roderick I. Nicolson and Angela J. Fawcett

 

Learning Outside the Lines, Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational revolution - Jonathan Mooney and David Cole

 

About Dyslexia, Unraveling the Myth - Priscilla L. Vail

 

Parenting a Struggling Reader, A Guide to Diagnosing and Finding Help for Your Child's Reading Difficulties - Susan L. Hall & Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.

 

Straight Talk About Reading, How Parents Can Make a Difference During the Early Years - Susan L. Hall & Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.

 

Speech to Print, Language Essentials for Teachers - Louisa Cook Moats

 

From ABC To ADHD, What Parents Should Know About Dyslexia and Attention Problems - Eric Q. Tridas

 

Dyslexia: Theory & Practice of Instruction - Joanna Kellogg Uhry, Diana Brewster Clark

 

One Word at a Time, A Road Map for Navigating Thorugh Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities - Linda G. Tessler Ph.D.

 

On Their Own, Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD, A Family Guide - Anne Ford with John-Richard Thompson

 

Reading in the Brain, The New Science if How We Read - Stanislas Deheane

 

The Many Faces of Dyslexia - Margaret Byrd Rawson

 

Basic Facts About Dyslexia & Other Reading Problems - Louisa Cook Moats, Karne E. Dakin

 

Basic Facts About Assessment of Dyslexia, Testing for Teaching - Susan C. Lowell, Rebecca H. Felton, Pamela E. Hook

 

 "What's Wrong With Me?" Learning Disabilities at Home and School - Regina Cicci

Lisa McBride

recommends:

 

"As a parent, I am not an expert in the

 subject .  However I've developed a small  library of books that have been my

"go to" texts for both parenting and newly professional insights."

 

 Parent Books:

Overcoming Dyslexia -

 Shaywitz MD, Sally

 

Dyslexia Empowerment Plan -

 Foss, Ben

 

Mindful Parenting for ADHD 

 Bertin MD, Mark

  

8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

 Goldrich, Cindy

 

The Conscious Parent's Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder 

Branstetter, PhD, Rebecca

 

Educator Texts (or for Nerdy Parents):

 

The Gillingham Manual 

Gillingham et. al.

 

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

 Virginia Berninger PhD. et. al.

 

The Six Success Factors for Children with Learning Disabilities - Frostig Center Educators, Forward by Lavoie, Richard

  

A Guide to Helping Your Child At Home: Developing Foundational Skills in Reading and WritingKing, Diana Hanbury -self published @ www.wved.com/a-guide-to -helping -your-child-at-home

  

Executive Function in the Classroom - Kaufman, PhD, Chris

  

How to Teach Spelling -Rudginsky et. al.

 

Keyboarding Skills -King, Diana Hanbury

  

Writing Skills - Books 1 & 2 

 King, Diana Hanbury

  

Megawords (1-5)Johnson, K. et. al. 

 

Learning Cursive: Handwriting Instruction for the Right Handed Elementary StudentKing et. al this book can be found at www.wvced.com  

 

Learning Cursive: Handwriting Instruction for the Left Handed Elementary Student - King et. al.- this book can be found at  www.wvced.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Sadtler

recommends:

 

The follow 3 books are by

    Priscilla Vail:

 

Smart Kids and School Problems

 

Words Fail Me

 

Emotion: The On/Off Switch for Learning

 

Childhood Speech, Language and Listening Problems:  What Every Parent Should Know — Patricia Hamaguchi

 

 

Eileen Tait-Acker

Recommends: 

 

"I found this to be an informative and inspiring guide that helps parents to support their children, so that they can discover their dyslexic strengths, advocate for themselves in the classroom, and get empowered! Dyslexia is not a disease, it's a community"

 

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning

by Ben Foss (Founder of Headstrongnation.org)

 

 

Rosette Roth

recommends:

 

The Gift of Dyslexia -

 David Flink

  

The Most Unlikey to Succeed -Nelson Lauver 

 

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan - Ben Foss

 

Sonja Kerr

recommends:

 

The Dyslexia Scholar: Helping Your Child Achieve Academic Success - Kathleen Nosek

 

 

Daphne Uliana

recommends:

 

"Since I am dyslexic and this book is very technical in some places, I had to listen to it!"

 

Proust and the Squid - The Story of the Science of the Reading Brain - Maryanne Wolf

 

"This is a wonder book!  Aidan writes honestly about what it is like to be a teenage with dyslexia.  I laughed and cried!"

 

Looking for Heroes - One boy, One year, 100 letters - Aidan Colvin