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
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
"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."
Overcoming Dyslexia -
Shaywitz MD, Sally
Dyslexia Empowerment Plan -
Mindful Parenting for ADHD
Bertin MD, Mark
8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD
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 Writing - King, 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 Student - King 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
The follow 3 books are by
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
"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)
The Gift of Dyslexia -
The Most Unlikey to Succeed -Nelson Lauver
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan - Ben Foss
The Dyslexia Scholar: Helping Your Child Achieve Academic Success - Kathleen Nosek
"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