Resources

While this list is by no means complete, it does include some of the strongest websites, books, movies, articles and other resources I’ve come across. Please email me if you have other recommendations.

Websites

Yale Center for Creativity and Dyslexia: Slow Reader, Out-of-the-box Thinker (http://www.dyslexia.yale.edu)
YCDC’s mission is to uncover and illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia, disseminate information, practical advice, and the latest innovations from scientific research, and transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia. Doctors Bennett and Sally Shaywitz, scientific advisors to The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, were instrumental in the development of the film. Dr. Sally Shaywitz has devoted her career to helping children and adults with dyslexia; her research provides the basis for understanding the disorder. Together, they originated a widely accepted model of dyslexia that emphasizes the strengths seen in people with dyslexia.

University of Michegan: Dyslexia Help (http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/answers/video-podcast-library)
The University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL) at the University of Michigan is behind Dyslexia Help. A wonderful resource.

International Dyslexia Association (http://www.interdys.org)
Serves individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field with approximately 8,500 members – 60% in the field of education and 30% are individuals with dyslexia or parents of children who are dyslexic. They operate 44 Branches throughout the U.S. and Canada, and have 21 Global Partners in 18 countries.

Learning Ally (http://www.learningally.org/)
Learning Ally has a collection of more than 70,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices.

LDOnline (http://www.ldonline.org)
LD OnLine.org is the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products

 

Books

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-based Program for Reading at Any Level, by Sally Shaywitz (2005)

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryanne Woolf (2007)

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, by Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A. (2012)

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan, by Ben Foss (2013)

My Dyslexia, by Phillip Schultz (2011)

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (The Special Education Survival Guide), by Pete and Pam Wright (2006)

Wrightslaw: Special Education, 2nd Edition, by Pete and Pam Wright (2007)

 

Newspaper Articles

On Winning a Nobel Prize in Science: A Conversation with Carol Greider, by Claudia Dreifus (New York Times, 12 October 2009)

Defining My Dyslexia, by Blake Charlton (New York Times, 22 May, 2013)

The Upside of Dyslexia, by Annie Murphy Paul (New York Times, 4 February 2012)

 

Videos and Movies

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (To be broadcast on HBO on October 29, 2013)

Dyslexia and Talent: Findings, by Dr. Matt Schnepps

http://www.dyslexia-teacher.com/t2.html A website from the United Kingdom which appears to post press-worthy international news and research on dyslexia

Dislecksia: The Movie

 

Podcasts and/or Radio Pieces

NPR: Prize-Winning Poet: Discoering My Dyslexia (http://www.npr.org/2011/09/06/140220142/prize-winning-poet-discovering-my-dyslexia-at-58)

StoryCorps: An interview between Kim Wargo and her daughter (http://storycorps.org/listen/kim-wargo-and-her-daughter-ida/)

“Dyslexia and Creativity: Two Sides of the Same Coin,” (scroll down to find the podcast by the Shaywitz’ of Yale University)

 

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  • "Don't let what you can't do in life stop you from what you can do."
    - John Wooden

    "I never felt like a victim. In light of feeling like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set."
    - Steven Spielberg

    "I believe that the reason I've been able to discover things that my very intelligent colleagues couldn't is because of my dyslexia. I look at things from a different perspective."
    - Dr. R. Wyatt

    "I was getting all F's, maybe an occasional D, but I had a grandmother, who was telling me that I was special. I thought, 'Does she not see this report card?' She just said, 'You're going to find your way through this. Think big, be big,' "
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