Resources about Dyslexia

Links to support your students! is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.

For Teachers

Reading Software

Product reviews of software programs for students with learning disabilities from The National Center for Technology Innovation

The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 78 countries. With more than 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated. (

ILA's Position Statements regarding Dyslexia

Research-based position statements, advisories, and reports reflecting ILA’s perspective on current trends.

Research Advisory: Dyslexia, 2016

Research Advisory Addendum: Dyslexia: Response to the International Dyslexia Association, 2016

Reading for You & Your Students!

Literacy Daily: Topics about Dyslexia

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. (
Assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) allows children across the ability spectrum to participate fully at home, in school, and in the community. The Center on Technology and Disability provides a wealth of free resources – personal and professional development (PPD) webinars, articles, guides, training materials and more. Whether you’re brand new to assistive technology or an experienced user wanting to remain on the leading edge, CTD has high-quality, research-based materials and events for you!

Juvenile Literature about Dyslexia

A compilation of recommended books for children and young adults

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel By John Irving

Author By Helen Lester

Back to Front and Upside Down By Claire Alexander

Close to Famous By Joan Bauer

Eleven By Patricia Reilly Giff

Everything You Need to Know About Dyslexia By Meish Goldish

Family Tree: Best Kept Secret By Ann M. Martin

Fish in a Tree By Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe By Fannie Flagg

Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, A Series by Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver

I Have Dyslexia. What Does That Mean? By Shelley Ball-Dannenberg

It's Called Dyslexia By Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

Kindred By Octavia Butler

Knees: The Mixed Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia By Vanita Oelschlager

Let's Talk About Dyslexia By Melanie Apel Gordon

May B. By Caroline Starr Rose

My Name is Brain Brian By Jeanne Betancourt

Tacky the Penguin By Helen Lester

Thank you, Mr. Falker By Patricia Polacco

The Adventures of Captain Underpants By Dav Pilkey

The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia By Diane Burton Robb and Gail Piazza

The Lightning Thief and others in the series By Rick Riordan

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle By Avi

Thunder Cake By Patricia Polacco

Tom's Special Talent By Kate Gaynor

Trapped, A Nove By lJudy Spurr

Two-Minute Drill: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids By Mike Lupica

What Is Dyslexia?: A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together By Alan M. Hultquist

Whispers in the Graveyard By Theresa Breslin

You've Got Verve, Jamie Ireland! By Lisa Otter Rose

More Books, Websites, and Videos Galore!

Recommended Books for Educators

Berninger, V. W., and Wolf, B. (2009). Teaching students with dyslexia and dysgraphia: Lessons from teaching and science. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co., Inc.

Richards, R. G. (1999). The source for dyslexia and dysgraphia. East Moline, IL: LinguiSystems Inc.

Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming dyslexia : A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level / Sally Shaywitz. (1st ed.). New York: A.A. Knopf ; Distributed by Random House.

Stowe, C. M. (2000). How to reach and teach children and teens with dyslexia. West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education.

More recommendations from the University of Michigan's Dyslexia Help:

More Helpful Websites about Supporting Students with Dyslexia

“The Lowdown on Dyslexia”

About dyslexia, and how to support students with dyslexia

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Yale University’s Center for Dyslexia and Creativity offers resources for educators and parents about supporting with students with dyslexia through information, policy briefs, math and reading-specific strategies, technology supports, personal experiences, and testing and evaluations.

“Embracing Dyslexia” - Free documentary

“By carefully weaving together interviews with parents, experts, and adult dyslexics, Embracing Dyslexia tackles the issues surrounding dyslexia like no other documentary film has before.” For more information, visit

Thanks for participating in the Dyslexia Workshop at The College of William and Mary! We hope these resources will be of great use to you, students, and families. Feel free to contact with any questions and comments!