Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public schools. They aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia. They advocate for the following policy goals: A universal definition and understanding of “dyslexia” in the state education code.
• Mandatory teacher training on dyslexia, its warning signs and appropriate intervention strategies
• Mandatory early screening tests for dyslexia
• Mandatory dyslexia remediation programs, which can be accessed by both general and special education populations.
• Access to appropriate “assistive technologies” in the public school setting for students with dyslexia
Decoding Dyslexia – MS is a grassroots organization by parents. If you live in Mississippi and are looking for parent support when it comes to your child’s reading difficulties check them out.
Learning Alley is a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed learn. This might be a support group you will want to check out. Started in 1948, the organization utilized volunteers to record books for blinded veterans returning from WW II. This all took place in the New York Public Library. They now offer the world’s largest collection of human-narrated audio textbooks and literature. And they provide possible solutions for students and support and community for parents, teachers and students.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is a support group for children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities. It works to ensure students and adults will have “every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.” NCLD disseminates l information, promotes research to improve instructions and support for students with learning disabilities, and mobilizes parents to stand behind the rights of individuals with learning difficulties.
Children With Learning Disabilities: Theories, Diagnosis, and Teaching Strategies by Janet W. Lerner
College Success for Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience by Cynthia Simpson and Vicky Spencer
Learning Disabilities: A Family Affair by Betty B. Osman
Learning Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
No Easy Answers: The Learning Disabled Child at Home and At School by Sally L. Smith