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Books by and for Dyslexics
Untether is by JT Mestdagh, who was born with daunting health problems and severe learning challenges. Unable to read at the end of 5th grade, he was asked to leave his private school. At 23, JT has graduated college and climbed mountains, but every year, he had to fight for his life. JT penned his story to inspire you to live in miracles, too. "Nothing is impossible with God! Just ask Him!" Read or listen today!
In addition to Henry Winkler's work as an actor (Fonzie on Happy Days), he is also an accomplished children’s author, with two new books in 2019, featuring Hank Zipzer, a schoolboy with dyslexia dubbed “The World’s Greatest Underachiever.” Winkler has dyslexia, writes for children who are have similar experiences with dyslexia and encourages them to realize their greatness. See All of Henry Winkler's Books.
Dyslexia and the Law
The READ Act is the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act signed by US President Obama in February 2016. READ aims to increase dyslexia research, improve awareness, promote early identification, and increase use of proven instructional interventions. READ's goal is to assure a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for the 8.5 million dyslexic K-12 students, whose rights to FAPE are already protected by existing federal laws which are poorly executed at the school level. Teachers.
Missouri passes law requiring dyslexia screening in schools in 2018-19, and dyslexia training for would-be teachers in college, because dyslexia "is a disorder that is not diagnosed through the regular special education process," says Dean of the College of Education at Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson. (Aug. 10, 2016)
Dyslexia Research Centers TOP
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity at Yale University, School of Medicine is headed by Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, M.D.s. It is the leading center for dyslexia research, diagnosis, treatment, public policy and advocacy. It also contains an index of successful dyslexics. Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Do Dyslexics Have an Advantage on Medical Licensing Exams? Study says, "No." (BMJ Postgraduate Medical Journal, 2018)
Dyslexia Neuro Imaging Study is recruiting dyslexic participants ages 10, 11, and 12 at University of Southern California, in Orange County. The USC Dyslexia Project will compensate participants with money and toys. Call (323) 736-2635 or email Hadley McGregor or May Orozco at firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal is to study how interventions improve reading outcomes and to ultimately improve dyslexia identification and treatment. (posted 4/21/2016)
Dr. Harold Levinson at Levinson Medical treats dyslexia as a cerebellar-vestibular or inner-ear disorder. He is the author of several famous books on dyslexia, ADHD and dysgraphia diagnosis and treatment. When letters and words appear to move and reading produces seasickness, Dr. Levinson treats it with anti-motion, anti-seasickness medications. In addition, he uses a variety of targeted treatments, as symptoms dictate, incorporating the latest science on dyslexia.
Dyslexia & Visual Processing: A Review of the Research by Dr. Barry Tannen, DO, FCOVD
The Dyslexia Dilemma: RAD Lenses improve reading by Kentucky Educational Television (2007)
Trouble reading? Get The Visual Evoked Potential Test. The VEP measures the time that it takes a visual stimulus to travel from the eye to the occipital cortex and shows abnormalities in neural pathways (optic nerves). VEP Providers. NEWS: Livonia, Michigan Eye Doctor Discerns Source of Girl's Reading Disability with 20/20 vision.
IRLEN.com The science of lightwave sensitivity affecting visual perception.
Auditory Processing and Dyslexia TOP
Gene Responsible for Auditory Processing Problems in Dyslexia (2016)
University of Texas & Univ. of Connecticut
Dr. Paula Tallal's Video on Reading at the Speed of Speech (2010)
Fast ForWord is a program to correct an aspect of Auditory Processing Disorder that contributes to Dyslexia.
Teaching Methods for Dyslexics TOP
- (the prefixes, suffixes, and roots of the English language)
Dyslexia Remedial Therapy
- Most schools have teachers trained in the Orton-GIllingham Method. This method should be used, 30-minutes per day through the RtI or MTSS program in US schools, as a Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention.
- The Masons offer free O-G training for dyslexics.
- Tattum Reading by Steven Tattum - successful with JT Mestdagh, author of Untether (2019)
Movies, TED Talks, & Video on Dyslexia TOP
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. A movie by James Redford.
DECODING DYSLEXIA ( An Australian video.)
Children of the Code: According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 60% of K-12 school children are reading below the level of proficiency required for the brain-work of reading to be transparent to the mind-work of learning at the grade level they are in. Obviously, reading is the skill that matters most to success in school and children who fall behind in reading are in great academic danger. However, it is not just the lack of reading skills that most endangers these children. It's the collateral damage - it's the MIND-SHAME.
Dyslexia Articles TOP
- See more on the Dyslexia Articles page
- Aberrant resting-state functional brain networks in dyslexia: Symbolic mutual information analysis of neuromagnetic signals (International Journal of Psychophysiology, 2-8-2018) LINK
- The Dyslexic CEO: Some of the world's most famous and important innovators were children who had great difficulty in school because they could not acquire the skills of reading and writing expected of all children. Over human evolution, the brain has enlisted a number of areas to handle the recent inventions of reading and writing, whereas oral language is hardwired. Minds that seem "defective" in the school environment are extremely creative, efficient and innovative in the business world. Explore how terrible readers became famous millionaires that changed our world.
- Curse or Gift?
- BBC The Dyslexia Gene (2005)
- Dyslexia Cartoon (French) and the Angry Mother's Club by Italian, Fiamma Luzzatifull cartoon on University of Versailles website
Digital & Audio Books for Dyslexics TOP
1- create a free membership here
2- enter the ISBN of your textbook to search for the digital version
Ex. Pre-algebra (ISBN: 9780078885150)
(2) Project Gutenberg Free Ebooks
(3) Open Library
(4) OverDrive (ebooks through your library)
(5) Librivox Free Audio Books
(7) Learning Ally (used to be Library for Blind and Dyslexic) $130./yr.
(8) Direct Text Book (shows many sources to purchase texts at lowest prices)
(9) Free Audio Books from Penguin Random House Audio Book Club. (May 2017)
Free E-books on Dyslexia TOP
(1) Untether - Inspiration for living free and strong no matter what the challenge by JT Mestdagh (dyslexic)
(2) The Dyslexic Adult in a Non-dyslexic World by Ellen Morgan and Cynthia Klein
(3) Basic Topics in Mathematics for Dyslexics by Anne Henderson and Elaine Miles
(4) It's Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos [Barron's Live and Learn Series for Young Readers]
(5) Dyslexia in Context - Research, Policy, and Practice by Gavin Reid and Angela Fawcett
(6) Dyslexia and Counselling by Rosemary Scott, 2018
K-12 Schools for Dyslexic Students TOP
Denver Academy - Colorado is a private school for diverse learners in Grades 1 to 12.