Books by and for Dyslexics

Henry Winkler, the Fonze, author of books about dyslexia

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.

Henry Winkler Book Collection | Niagara Falls, Or Does It? #1 (Hank Zipzer) | Hank Zipzer Collection of 17

Bookmarks Are People Too! #1 (Here's Hank) | Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench! #10 (Here's Hank)

Children's Books Featuring Dyslexia

Books for Teens Featuring Dyslexia

Books for College Students with Dyslexia | Dyslexia at Work | Dyslexia and Mental Health

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.

Yale University on Dyslexia and Public Policy.

USA Dyslexia Laws (2015). Implementation of Dyslexia Laws 1975 to 2017

Dyslegia: Dyslexia Laws by State

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

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, Famous Dyslexics

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)

Performance of candidates disclosing dyslexia with other candidates in a UK medical licensing examination: cross-sectional study

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 candl@loni.usc.edu. The goal is to study how interventions improve reading outcomes and to ultimately improve dyslexia identification and treatment. (posted 4/21/2016)

University of Southern California

Cerebellar-Vestibular Dyslexia

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.

Dr. Harold Levinson's books on dyslexiz, ADHD, and Dysgraphia

The University of Michigan is recruiting for a Study on Dyslexics.

Univ. of Michigan Dyslexia Help

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Visual Processing and Dyslexia TOP

Dyslexia treatment with colored lenses

(glasses & contacts). How it works. (2016)

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.

ChromaGen lenses for Dyslexia (Roseville, California) Dr. Thomas Swan


A presentation by Laurie Cestnick @ Harvard University.


Visual Evoked Potential Test
Dan Britton's typeface mimics dyslexia.

Auditory Processing and Dyslexia TOP

Auditory Processing Disorder

NeuroscientistsFind DCDC2

Gene Responsible for Auditory Processing Problems in Dyslexia (2016)

University of Texas & Univ. of Connecticut

Dr. Paula Tallal testifies to Congress on the Auditory Processing aspects of Dyslexia (2015)

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 Orton-GIllingham Method is oldest (1920s), & most used method,

developed by Dr. Samual Orton and his assistant, Anna Gillingham.

Recipe for Reading - Orton-Gillingham Phonics Lessons

Recipe for Reading Workbooks: K #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8

Angling for Words - Word Lists by Spelling for O-G Language Lessons + Hook Workbooks | Angling Workbook

Understanding Affixes (the prefixes, suffixes, and roots of the English language)

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.

Outside sources of O-G instruction: The Masons offer free O-G training for dyslexics.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Home-School Ideas | 5 Things to Do Daily | Spatial-Orientation | Visual-Spatial | Time | Best Apps

Assistive Tech for Dyslexia | Note-taking Apps/Pens/Scanners

Movies, TED Talks, & Video on Dyslexia TOP

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. A movie by James Redford.

TED TALKS: (2013, Aug) What is Dyslexia? Why is it special?

HEADSTRONG: Inside the World of Dyslexia and ADHD (2007, PBS Video) www.HeadStrongNation.org

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 c

reative, efficient and innovative in the business world. Explore how terrible readers became famous millionaires that changed our world.

Dyslexia Cartoon (French) and the Angry Mother's Club by Italian, Fiamma Luzzati

full cartoon on University of Versailles website

Curse or Gift?

Assistive Technology for Dyslexia

Oton Smart Glasses Read Text Aloud (2-23-18)

Oton Smart Glasses Read Text Aloud

OrCam MyEye 2.0 - Wearable Tech for the Visually Impaired & Dyslexicnational Journal of Psychop

OrCam MyEye 2.0 attached to glasses, reads text, recognizes faces, symbols, and images

OrCam MyEye attaches to eyeglass frames, can read text, and recognize faces and images.

Digital & Audio Books for Dyslexics TOP

(1) Bookshare

1- create a free membership here

2- enter the ISBN of your textbook to search for the digital version

Ex. Pre-algebra (ISBN: 9780078885150)

3- Search free books

(2) Project Gutenberg Free Ebooks

(3) Open Library

(4) OverDrive (ebooks through your library)

(5) Librivox Free Audio Books

(6) Books.Google.com

(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) The Dyslexic Adult in a Non-dyslexic World by Ellen Morgan and Cynthia Klein

(2) Basic Topics in Mathematics for Dyslexics by Anne Henderson and Elaine Miles

(3) It's Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos [Barron's Live and Learn Series for Young Readers]

(4) Dyslexia in Context - Research, Policy, and Practice by Gavin Reid and Angela Fawcett

(5) Dyslexia and Counselling by Rosemary Scott, 2018

K-12 Schools for Dyslexic Students TOP

Landmark School in MA: a boarding school for students with language-based learning disabilities,

also has programs for teachers.

K-12 Schools for the Learning Disabled