Resources

Organizations

  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) The major organization for professionals and families. They host an annual convention including a family convention within their main conference program. There are several local chapters of IDA.
  • University of Michigan The Dyslexia Help Center is a website with a plethora of information on anything you want or need to know about dyslexia. They list and describe current apps and technology.
  • Understood.org Understood.com is the largest organization for parents with kids with learning differences. They have articles, podcasts, webinars, and forums.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
  • The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity Provides cutting edge research on dyslexia as well as tools for professionals and families.
  • The Reading League Promotes evidence-based reading instruction through a vast network of experts. Produces free educational videos, organizes live conferences/workshops and provides district level teacher training.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Center for Dyslexia Studies A leading and accredited provider of quality, research-based training for  certificates and credentials in dyslexia studies.
  • Learning Stewards Founded in 2008, its mission is to ‘make the case’ (economically, politically, socially, neurologically, psychologically, educationally, and parentally) for “stewarding the health of our children’s learning”.
  • Decoding Dyslexia Wisconsin A parent-led grassroots movement for dyslexia. One of the more active state chapters!

Reading & Intervention Programs


Accredited  Programs


Specialized Schools (partial list)


 Local to The Capital Region (Albany, Troy, Schenectady, NY)

  • A Different Way in Reading (Schenectady, New York) This local resource uses the Alphabetic Phonics multi-sensory program. Alphabetic phonics is based on OG. This program is a three-year commitment. They have a sliding scale so that anyone who is screened and accepted into the program can attend. My daughter and a few people I know graduated from this program. The tutors are outstanding.
  • Options with Learning OWL offers consulting and private Wilson tutoring.
  • Decoding Dyslexia New York A grassroots movement to persuade local and federal government for better laws to identify and serve dyslexic people. Several states have their own chapters.

Important Articles & Media Reports


Books