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The Gillingham Manual
Anna Gillingham and Bessie Stillman

Dyslexia: Samuel Orton and His
Legacy by Henry and Brickley

Overcoming Dyslexia
by Sally Shaywitz

A Complete Set of Emeritus Monographs (from the IDA online bookstore) 

Reading David:  A Mother & Son’s Journey by Lisa Weinstein

, Writing, and Speech Problems in Children and Selected Papers by Samuel Torrey Orton

Smart Kids with School Problems by Priscilla Vail

The Human Side of Dyslexia
by Shirley Kurnoff

Words Fail Me
by Priscilla Vail

To Read or Not to Read by Daphne Hurford

Dyslexia Research and Resource Guide by Grosser and Spafford

To Read or Not to Read:  Answers to All Your Questions About

by Daphne M. Hurford

About Dyslexia:  Unraveling the Myth
by Priscilla L. Vail


Dyslexia by Wendy Moragne

The Reality of Dyslexia by John Osmond

In the Mind's Eye:  Visual Thinkers, Gifted People with Dyslexia, Other Learning Difficulties, Computer Images, and the Ironies of Creativity by Thomas G. West


by Sally Smith (1-800-424-7963)
“Teach Me Different”

Richard LaVoie (1-800-424-7963): 
1.  When the Chips are Down
2.  Beyond F.A.T. City


Dyslexia and Kids

Hank Zipzer

Just Juice by Karen Hesse

Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You by Barthe DeClements

Josh: A Boy With Dyslexia by Caroline Janover

Thank You Mr. Falker
by Patricia Polacco

Adam Zigzag by Barbara Barrie

The Alphabet War:  A Story About Dyslexia
by Diane Burton

Aunt Morbelia and the Screaming Skulls
by Joan Carris

Don't-Give-up Kid by Gehret & Depauw

Just Call Me Stupid by Tom Birdseye

Babysitter’s Club:  Claudia’s Friend
by Ann M. Martin

My Name is Brian by Jeanne Betancourt

Dyslexia by Alvin Silverstein

The Alphabet War:  a story about dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb

Vicar of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl

Dyslexia and Adults: 

Copy This!:  Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America’s Best Companies
by Paul Orfalea and Ann Marsh

Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction

Adventures in Fast Forward:  Life, Love, & Work for the ADD Adult
by Kathleen Nadeau

Meeting the Challenge of Learning Disabilities in Adulthood
by Arlyn Roffman

Learning Disabilities, Literacy & Adult Education by Vogel and Reder

The Teacher Who Couldn't Read
By John Corcoran

Reflections from a Different Journey:  What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew by Klein and Kemp

The Runaway Learning Machine: Growing Up Dyslexic by James Bauer

Learning a Living: A Guide to Planning Your Career adn Finding a Job for People with Learning Disabilities, ADD, and Dyslexia by Dale Brown

What's Wrong With Me?  by Regina Cicci

Dyslexia: Theory & Practice of Remedial Instruction

by Diana Brewster Clark and Joanna Kellogg Uhry

Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

by Howard Gardner

Dyslexia and Mathematics
 T. R. and E. Miles

Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole

Dyslexia in Adults: Taking Charge of Your Life by Kathleen Nosek

The Many Faces of Dyslexia by Margaret Rawson

Facing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years: by Shapiro & Rich

ADHD, Assessment, Intervention and Research by Rebecca Rich and Joan Shapiro

Realize Their Promise by Sally Smith

The Doctor He Begged to Be by A. Macdonald Vaz

In the Mind's Eye by Thomas West

Other Learning Disabilities and disorders that may affect school performance:

Mothers Talk About Learning Disabilities
by Elizabeth Weiss

No One to Play With:  Social Problems of LD and ADD Children by Betty B. Osman

Emotion:  The On/Off Switch For Learning
by Patricia Vail

Shadow Syndromes
by John Ratey and Catherine Johnson

The Misunderstood Child:  Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities by Larry B. Silver

Embracing the Monster
by Veronica Drawford

by Edward M. Hallowell

The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine


Better IEPs:  How to develop legally correct & educationally useful programs
by Barbara Bateman

From Emotions to Advocacy by Peter Wright

No Child Left Behind by Peter Wright

Wrightslaw:  Special Education Law
by Peter Wright

(video) Legal IEPs:  A Common Sense Approach by Barbara Bateman (1-888-232-7733)


My Thirteenth Winter by Samantha Abeel

Everyday Math for the Numerically Challenged by Audrey Carlan

Dyscalculia Guidance: Helping Pupils with Specific Learning  by Brian Butterworth and Dorian Yeo

Dyscalculia in Schools: What Is It and What Can You Do? by Tony Attwood

Mathematics Solutions: An Introduction to Dyscalculia by Jan Poustie

Working with Dyscalculia by Henderson

Dyscalculia by Glynnis Hannel


ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Kolber and Nadeau

ADD Success Stories
by Thom Hartman

Advice to Parents on ADHD
by Larry Silver

ADD:  A Different Perspective
by Thom Hartman

Driven to Distraction by Hallowell & Ratey

Delivered From Distraction
by Hallowell & Ratey

Answers to Distraction by Hallowell & Ratey 

AD/HD Videos

A.D.D. from A to Z (1-978-474-6210) by Edward Hallowell

What the Silenced Say by Jonathan Mooney

Windows into the A.D.D Mind by Daniel Amen

Which Brain Do You Want?:  The Proof about Drugs, Alcohol, and the Brain by Daniel Amen

Teen-to-Teen:  Teens Talks About ADD and Medication


Identifying and Treating ADHD:  a resource for school and home
by edpubs.gov

Teaching Children with ADHD:  instructional strategies and practicesinstructional strategies and practices
by edpubs.gov


“The Early Catastrophe: the 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3” by Betty Hart & Todd Risely, American Educator

“Overcoming the Language Gap:  Invest Generously in Teacher Professional Development” by Louisa Moats, American Educator

“Early Educational Interventions:  Priniciples of Effective and Sustained Benefits from Targeted Early Education Programs” journal article by Sharon Ramey and Craig Ramey

Dumbing Down Our Kids
by Charles Sylkes

"Comorbidity, Teachers' Knowledge of Language and Reading" by Reid Lyon, Annals of Dyslexia

”Genes, Environment, and the Components of the Reading Process” journal article by Richard Olson Perspectives

“Critical Elements of Classroom and Small-Group Instruction Promote Reading Success in All Children” journal article by Barbara Foorman Learning Disabilities Research and Practice

“The Missing Foundation in Teacher Education” journal article by Louisa Moats American Federation of Teachers

“The Future of a Mistake:  Will Discrepancy Measurement Continue to Make  the Learning Disabilities Field a Pseudoscience?”  journal article by Keith Stanovich Learning Disability Quaterly

“Effects of Accommodations on High-Stakes Testing for Students with Reading Disabilities” journal article by Fletcher, Francis, Boudousquie, Copeland, Young, Kalinowski, and Vaughn Council for Exceptional Children

“Literacy Development in Successful Men and Women with Dyslexia” journal article by Rosalie Fink Annals of Dyslexia

“IQ Discrepancy Definitions and the Diagnosis of LD” journal article by Linda Siegel Journal of Learning Disabilities

“Is English Spelling Chaotic? Misconceptions Concerning its Irregularity” by Brett Kessler and Rebecca Tremain, journal article from Reading Psychology

“The Matthew Effects” by Keith Stanovich-journal article

The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research by McCardle and Chhabra

Beginning to Read:  Thinking and Learning About Print by Marilyn Jager Adams

Report of the National Reading Panel
free copy at www.nationalreadingpanel.org

Proust and the Squid by MaryAnn Wolf

The New Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

“Catch Them Before They Fail” article by Dr. Joseph K. Torgesen

“Why Reading is not a Natural Process”  article by G. Reid Lyon

Parenting a Struggling Reader by Hall and Moats

Why Johnny Can’t Read by Rudolph Flesch

Straight Talk About Reading by Hall and Moats

A Child Becomes a Reader Birth to Preschool from www.edpubs.ed.gov

Put Reading First from www.edpubs.ed.gov

Education in the United States from www.edpubs.ed.gov

The Scientist in the Crib by Gopnik, Meltzoff, and Kuhl


Classroom Tools:

The Gillingham Manual by Gillingham & Stillman

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills by Judith Birsh

Speech to Print by Louisa Moats 

Classroom Success for the Learning Disabled by Stevens

Is There a Cow in Moscow?  by Charles Harrington Elster

Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Disabilities by Klingner, Vaughn, and Boardman 

Bringing Words to Life by Beck, McKeown, and Kucan

Language Tool Kit by Paula Rome

Learning Disabilities by Fletcher, Lyon, Barnes, and Fuchs

SLANT:  Structured Language Teaching by Marsha Geller and Debbie Azen

Rising to the Challenge by Barron, Bingley, DuCharme, Erdman, Harjoe, Johannsen, Pederson, and Wiemer

Everything You Want to Know and Exactly Where to Find It by William Van Cleave

SPIRE:  A Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence by Sheila Clark-Edmands

Go Phonics Word Lists by Sylvia Davidson

Preparing Children for Success in Reading:  A Multisensory Guide by Nancy Sanders Royal

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children:  A Classroom Curriculum by Marilyn Jager Adams

English Isn’t Crazy!:  The Elements of our Language and How to Teach Them by Diana Hanbury King

Writing Skills by Diana Hanbury King
Keyboarding Skills by Diana Hanbury King

How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia by Cynthia Stowe

Unlocking Literacy by Marcia Henry

Words by Marcia Henry

School Zone Phonics by Barbara Gregorich 

The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda Bishop Spalding

Wilson Reading System
by Barbara Wilson

Making Sense of Phonics by Isabel Beck

Dyslexia:  Research and Resource Guide by Spafford & Grosser


The Source for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
by Regina Richards

Eli the Boy Who Hated to Write by Regina and Eli Richards

Dysgraphia: Why Johnny Can't Write : A Handbook for Teachers and Parents
by Diane Walton Cavey

The Official Parent's SourceBook on Dysgraphia by the Staff of Icon Health Publishing

Cognitive Processes, Remediation, and Neural Substrates by Brenda Rapp and Pelagie Beeson

Dysgraphia:  the Writing Dilemma by Regina Richards

Aspergers and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome
by Patricia Bashe & Barbara Kirby

The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders by Sue Thompson

Bridging the Gap:  Raising a Child with a Nonverbal Learning Disorder
by Rondalyn Varney Whitney  

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