Additional Resources

  • Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz is a must-read for anyone who suspects that they or someone they know has dyslexia
    • Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming Dyslexia: a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York. Vintage Books: A Division of Random House
  • You can learn more details about how the Barton Reading and Spelling program works, and about dyslexia, by visiting Susan Barton’s website at http://www.bartonreading.com
  • Find information about the latest research on dyslexia, informative resources, and video demonstrations for parents and teachers at  http://www.brightsolutions.us
  • For dyslexia screening and assessment in the Ottawa area, please contact The Open Door Educational Services at theopendoor.heather@gmail.com, or visit their website at http://www.theopendoor.ca.
  • The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton offers support, resources, guidance, and programs to assist individuals and families affected by learning disabilities within the Ottawa area. Visit their website here: http://www.ldaottawa.com
  • For the latest news and information about dyslexia, visit the International Dyslexia Association’s website at http://www.interdys.org/
  • Download the IDA’s new Dyslexia Handbook for Families here:  IDA – Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
    • This is a vital resource for any individual who suspects that one or more of their family members might be affected by dyslexia. It contains a vast amount of useful information for families, including appropriate interventions and teaching methods, assessment procedures, and information that will be helpful throughout a child’s life and into adulthood.
  • Download the IDA’s Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers here: IDA – Dyslexia In The Classroom
    • With dyslexia affecting 1 in 5 students, this is a critical resource for all classroom teachers. This handbook contains important information about what dyslexia is and what it is not. It also contains many useful teaching strategies, tips, assessment tools, and appropriate classroom accommodations. 

 

Sources: 

Barton Reading and Spelling System. n.d. Web. June, 2014. <www.bartonreading.com/early.html>.

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, Inc. 2011. Web. June, 2014. <www.brightsolutions.us>.

Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming Dyslexia: a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York. Vintage Books: A Division of Random House.

The International Dyslexia Association. 2002. Web. June, 2014. <http://www.interdys.org/FAQWhatIs.htm>.