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IDA Dyslexia Handbook - What Every Family Should Know. International Dyslexia Association. 2014. This handbook contains information about the characteristics of dyslexia, what it is and what it isn’t, assessment of dyslexia, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas and a vast array of resources. The handbook contains information that will be useful throughout a child’s life, from elementary school through college.

Dyslexia in the Classroom What Every Teacher Needs to Know. International Dyslexia Association. 2013. 

Foundations for Literacy: An Evidence-based Toolkit for the Effective Reading and Writing Teacher.  Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network. 2008.

Put Reading First. The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read.  U.S. National Institute for Literacy. 2001.

Teaching Children to Read - An Evidence-Based Assessment of the scientific research literature on reading. Report of the U.S. National Reading Panel. 2000. U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Development.

Identifying and teaching children and young people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.  An independent report from Sir Jim Rose to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, U.K. 2009.

The Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read- A Framework. Sebastien Wren, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.  2000.  This document provides a  framework for the elements involved in learning to read.

The Dyslexia Dilemma: A History of Ignorance, Complacency and Resistance in Colleges of Education. 2016. by David P. Hurford et al. Journal of Childhood and Developmental Disorders. 2(3) 26-16.

Articles/Audio documentaries



Basic Facts about Dyslexia by L.C. Moats & K.E. Dakin, International Dyslexia Association (2007)

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling, Wiley Publishers (2011) Overcoming Dyslexia by Shally Shaywitz, Knopf Publishers (2003)

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It by Mark Seidenberg (2017)

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties by David Kilpatrick (2015)

Dyslexia Advocate! How to advocate for a child with dyslexia within the public education system by Kelli Sandiman-HurleyJessica Kingsley Publishers (2016).   This is a book that talks about advocacy within the U.S. school system but there is a lot of helpful content that deals with issues that are not specific to any school system (eg. interpreting assessments, writing meaningful goals in IEPs).

Special Education Law

An Educator's Guide to Special Education Law by Brenda Bowlby, Catherine Peters, Martha Mackinnon (2010) This book provides an in-depth description of the Special Education law and process in Ontario.

Reading and the Brain

Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf (2008) Reading in the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene (2009)

Structured Literacy Instruction

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills  by Judith R. Birsh (2011) Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book by Suzanne Carreker & Judith R. Birsh (2011) Speech to Print by Louisa Cook Moats (2010) Unlocking Literacy by Marcia K. Henry (2010)