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Canadian Resources

The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association maintains a list of tutors, therapists and teachers who are specifically trained to work with students with dyslexia of all age.
http://www.idaontario.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Tutor-Listing-Feb-2016.pdf

ARCH Disability Law Centre non-profit legal resource centre established to defend the rights of people with disabilities in Ontario
www.archdisabilitylaw.ca

The results of a Canadian Study examining the impact of living with a learning disability (LD) in Canada.
http://www.pacfold.ca/what_is/index.shtml

IDA Resources

Dyslexia Fact Sheets
Convenient documents designed to improve understanding for both educators and parents.

Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities: An Overview of Screening, Assessment, Intervention, and Assistive Technology. New Jersey Branch of the International Dyslexia Association in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Effective Reading Instruction. An overview of Structured Literacy. Substantial evidence demonstrates that a structured literacy approach helps all students, not just struggling readers.

International Websites

Ability Online: An interactive website for persons with disabilities of all ages.
http://ablelink.org/public/generalinfo1.htm

Balanced Reading
www.balancedreading.com

Dyslexic Advantage
http://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/

Dyslexia International
http://www.ditt-online.org

Handbook of Language and Literacy Development: A Roadmap from 0 to 60 Months.Edited by Linda M. Phillips, PhD
www.theroadmap.ca

LD Resources
http://www.ldresources.com/

Learning Disabilities Online
www.ldonline.org

Reading Rockets
http://www.ReadingRockets.org

Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and its Implications for Reading Instruction
www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/nrp/smallbook.htm

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity – for Educators
http://dyslexia.yale.edu/teachers.html

 

 

 

Suggested Reading

About Dyslexia: Unraveling the Myth
by Priscilla Vail

Common Ground: Whole Language and Phonics Working Together
by Priscilla Vail

Keeping a Head in School
by Mel Levine, M.D.

Your Child’s Growing Mind
by Jane Healy

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

Parenting the Struggling Reader
by Susan L. Hall and Louisa Moats, Ed. D.

Overcoming Dyslexia
by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Please contact www.interdys.org for a complete listing of publications and monographs in the Orton Emeritus Series. The IDA also has reading lists for parents, adolescents, college students and professionals. These are available from www.interdys.org, or if you would like them mailed to you, please contact us.