Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.

September 14, 2021

To learn more about dyslexia, visit the International Dyslexia Association, where you can find self-assessments, local resources, and the IDA Dyslexia Digital Library.

Disconnected kids

Disconnected Kids
The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children With Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders

Robert Melillo

Offering a bold new understanding of the causes of such disorders as autism, ADHD, Asperger’s, dyslexia, and OCD, an effective drug-free program addresses both the symptoms and causes of conditions involving a disconnection between the left and right sides of the developing brain, with customizable exercises, behavior modification advice, nutritional guidelines, and more.

The disconnected kids nutrition plan

The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan
Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children With Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders

Robert Melillo

Presents a drug-free, scientifically-based program for feeding kids with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders and ADHD.

Gut and psychology syndrome

Gut and Psychology Syndrome
Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia

Natasha Campbell-McBride

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride set up The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic in 1998. As a parent of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, she is acutely aware of the difficulties facing other parents like her, and she has devoted much of her time to helping these families. She realized that nutrition played a critical role in helping children and adults to overcome their disabilities, and has pioneered the use of probiotics in this field.

My dyslexia

My Dyslexia

Philip Schultz

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet recounts his difficult early years suffering from undiagnosed dyslexia when he was put in the “dummy class” at school and didn’t learn to read until age eleven but went on to achieve success as a writer.

Overcoming dyslexia

Overcoming Dyslexia
A Major Update and Revision of the Essential Program for Reading Problems at Any Level, Incorporating the Latest Breakthroughs in Science, Educational Methods, Technology, and Legal Accommodations

Sally Shaywitz, Jonathan Shaywitz

Updated to include advancements in science, research and technology, two experts on reading and dyslexia provide new information on identifying, understanding and overcoming reading problems and provide tools for parents, teachers and individuals with dyslexia to use to succeed.

Reading by the colors

Reading by the Colors
Overcoming Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Through the Irlen Method

Helen Irlen

A revolutionary breakthrough for reading and learning difficulties, the Irlen Method provides a simple solution by eliminating a perceptual dysfunction (Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome) that underlies twenty percent of reading difficulties with the use of transparent colored acetate sheets placed over reading materials.

The dyslexia empowerment plan

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan
A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning

Ben Foss

The inventor of the Intel Reader shares inspirational ideas for accessing the tools and learning accommodations needed by dyslexic students in school and life, outlining a three-step strategy for skill building and advocacy while sharing advice on how to harness personal strengths to advance long-term goals.


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Crushing Dyslexia

Crushing Dyslexia
The “How-To” Book of Effective Methods for Helping People With Dyslexia

Carol S. Fitzpatrick

This book is not another reading program—it is a book full of simple, multisensory, logical, and highly effective methods that can be applied to almost any quality reading program to make it much more appropriate for teaching a reading struggler. Every idea, accommodation, and technique in this book is Orton-Gillingham-based, and has been tested by Carol Fitzpatrick with her own students.


A Very Short Introduction

Margaret J. Snowling

Since dyslexia was first described in the British Medical Journal in 1896, there has been debate about the definitions and diagnostic procedures used, with some casting doubt on its very existence. However, there is now a considerable body of research regarding the nature and characteristics of this relatively common learning disorder. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible overview of this exciting field of research, beginning with its history, and drawing on testimony from people living with dyslexia.


A Teacher’s Journey

Ruth Fuller Lature

In this book, Lature mingles relevant information about dyslexia with humor as she shares her experiences with students from primary grades through adulthood. As a teacher of over thirty-five years and as an advocate for persons with dyslexia-her experience and insight is invaluable

Dyslexia And Us

Dyslexia and Us
A Collection of Personal Stories

Susie Agnew, Sir Jackie Stewart

What do a member of the royal family, Olympic rowing champion, comedienne, retired construction worker, a job seeker, a parent, a prisoner and a vet have in common? They are among the many people who have shared their personal stories about what dyslexia means to them. Not every contributor is dyslexic but they have all been sufficiently affected by dyslexia to write their story.

The Dyslexia Myth

The Dyslexia Myth
Solve Reading and Writing Problems

H. D. Nicolay

This book is a practical “self help” guide for people of all ages with dyslexia and reading and writing disabilities. It provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions to acquire error-free spelling and improve reading and writing skills in English and other foreign languages.

Dyslexia Screening

Dyslexia Screening
Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents

Richard Selznick

“Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents” is a guidebook intended primarily for school professionals, but will be useful for many other readers. Clinicians practicing outside the school setting, such as psychologists or learning specialists, will also find many of these concepts applicable to their practice. And this guide also will help parents understand the screening process and make informed decisions.

The dyslexic advantage

The Dyslexic Advantage
Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Brock L. Eide, Fernette F. Eide

Dyslexia is almost always assumed to be an obstacle. And for one in five people who are dyslexic, it can be. Yet for millions of successful dyslexics, including astrophysicists, mystery novelists, and entrepreneurs, their dyslexic differences are the key to their success.

The Dyslexic Poet

The Dyslexic Poet

Tom Platzer

 An impelling pool of poetry that tackles significant and unforgettable moments in life as time passes by. “The Dyslexic Poet: Not to Mention a Great Autobiography” is the creation of published author Tom Platzer, a person who sees life changing at a fast pace but learns not to trust the opinions of other people.

Helping Your Dyslexic Child & Struggling Reader At Home A Parent Guidebook

Helping Your Dyslexic Child & Struggling Reader at Home
A Parent Guidebook

Richard Selznick, Lorna Wooldridge

The guidebook is intended to give parents specific activities that they can do at home to help their child who is struggling in reading.

Living With Dyslexia

Living With Dyslexia

Chris Eboch

Living with Dyslexia features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with dyslexia during adolescence. Topics include causes and risk factors, complications, tests and diagnosis, treatment methods, coping strategies, and giving and getting support.

Memoirs Of A Learning Disabled, Dyslexic Multi-Millionaire

Memoirs of a Learning Disabled, Dyslexic Multi-Millionaire

Allen Weinstein

Describes how Allen Weinstein, at seventy-nine, has become who he is today, overcoming obstacles that were deemed impossible. He couldn’t read until he was thirteen and was labeled and written off by our educational system.

Overcoming Dyslexia

Overcoming Dyslexia

Terry M. Robertson

Have you asked yourself what is dyslexia? Learn about the signs of dyslexia in children as well as dyslexia treatment options.

Unlock Dyslexia

Unlock Dyslexia
A Comprehensive Workbook

Jared J. Makheja

 Unlock Dyslexia begins with a comprehensive overview of dyslexia, how people are affected by it, and what are some learning aids to help those with dyslexia. Then, the workbook goes into three major impacted areas of dyslexia: the sense of sight, hearing, and spatial. For each of these impacted areas, there is a lesson on how to improve a) recognition, b) memory, and c) sequencing, along with body perception and spatial orientation.

When Your Child Has... Dyslexia

When Your Child Has… Dyslexia

Abigail Marshall, Vincent Iannelli

Covering information on every stage of diagnosis, treatment, and growth, this reference will help parents: teach children how to cope with educational, personal, and social difficulties; choose the right school and reduce academic struggles; maintain communication with their frustrated child; and more.