Brain: Built for Change
Growing evidence of brain plasticity
Auditory processing and language development disorders.
Dr. Robert Melillo
The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders. The proven, drug-free program to treat the cause-not just the symptoms-of autism spectrum disorders and related conditions.
The Yale Center For Dyslexia & Creativity
Gareth Cook, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
In 2005, Boston Globe reporter Gareth Cook received the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for his yearlong series of articles on stem-cell research. In "Life with Dyslexia," a 2003 article he wrote for the Globe, Cook describes those early problems, as well as others that persist, including his "profound inability to navigate around town, even relatively familiar places."
Massachusetts General Hospital
How does the brain decide whether something is correct?
In recognizing speech sounds, brain does not work the way a computer does
Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia & ADHD
Published on Nov 11, 2013, Headstrong's first film provides an overview of dyslexia and attention deficit disorder while exploring the brave lives of diverse individuals persevering in a world not designed with them in mind.
Is It Dyslexia ?
Research suggests that the learning disability is often inherited. The general conclusion is that the brains of people with dyslexia are organized differently. Take the Dyslexia screener. Download the Dyslexia Signs and Sympoms.
The Boston Globe
Life with Dyslexia by Gareth Cook
As a boy, the writer was ashamed because of his classroom difficulties. But he concealed his problems well into adulthood.
Joyful Music and Dance Studio
Music Therapy Helps children with Autism and Developmental Dyslexia
Music Therapy Helps Children with autism and develpmental dyslexia use and understand speech.
Neuromodulation and Neuroplasticity in Reading Related Brain Processes
What Causes Dyslexia ?
The Genetic Cause, Nutrition of The Brain, The Immune System, Auditory Attention, Visual Attention
Eric Maisel, Ph.D
What Do We Mean By 'Normal'?
Published on November 15, 2011 by Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. in Rethinking Psychology
It is past time that we rethink what we mean by the words "normal" and "abnormal" as those words apply to the mental and emotional states and behaviors of human beings. Indeed, it is a real question as to whether those words can be sensibly used at all, given their tremendous baggage and built-in biases and the general confusion they create.
Dana Buchman, Charlotte Farber
A Special Education: One family's journey through the maze of learning disabilities
Famous clothing designer Dana Buchman knew nothing about learning differences when her daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, ADD, and a motor-skill disability. In this intensely honest memoir, she shares her anxiety, guilt, frustration and anger in learning to deal with, and accept, her daughter's issues—and the strain it put on her marriage and family life. This is an inspiring account of one mother's journey to acceptance and understanding.
David A. Sousa
How the Brain Learns
David A. Sousa continues his successful tradition of translating current research findings into effective classroom strategies and activities. In this book he integrates the most current developments in neuroscience, education, and psychology to inform teachers and parents on how to enhance students’ learning.
Arlyn J. Roofman
Meeting the Challenge of Learning Disabilities in Adulthood
This book offers practical suggestions and strategies for adults with learning disabilities (LD) and adults with LD and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Readers will learn how to identify and capitalize on LD-related strengths, overcome challenges at work and at home, and strengthen relationships with friends and loved ones. The book's final, critical chapter outlines a progressive agenda for improving the emotional, physical, and material well-being of adults with LD.
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
As new research shows how effective systematic and explicit teaching of language-based skills is for students with learning disabilities—along with the added benefits of multisensory techniques—discover the latest on this popular teaching approach with the third edition of this bestselling textbook. Adopted by colleges and universities across the country, this definitive core text is now fully revised and expanded with cutting-edge research and more on hot topics such as executive function, fluency, and adolescent literacy
Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level.
Brock Eide, MD and Fernette Eide, M.D.
The Dyslexic Advantage
Did you know that many successful architects, lawyers, engineers—even bestselling novelists—had difficulties learning to read and write as children? In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people—individuals with dyslexia—share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity. Blending personal stories with hard science,
Dr. Larry B. Silver
The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disability
The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child. In print for more than twenty years, The Misunderstood Child has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content.
Lois Kam Heymann
the sound of hope
Recognizing, coping with, and treating your child's Auditory Processing Disorder. Veteran speech-language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann offers the first practical guide to help parents dramatically improve the listening and language skills of their children, whether they have a diagnosed auditory processing disorder, slow language development—or simply need practice listening.
Teri James Bellis
When the Brain Can't Hear
Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder. In this landmark book, Dr. Teri James Bellis, one of the world's leading authorities on auditory processing disorder (APD), explains the nature of this devastating condition and provides insightful case studies that illustrate its effect on the lives of its sufferers.
The Dyslexia Foundation
Dyslexia Facts and Statistics
This one page summary was created to raise awareness and dispel misconceptions about Dyslexia. A list of facts and statistics have been compiled covering summary of Left and Right Brain strengths, estimates of number of adults that are dyslexic, and lots of clarity on what dyslexia is not.
John Stein (physiologist)
Life, Deep brain stiumlation, Dyslexia Research, References, External Links
John Stein, Emeritus Professor of Physiology
Schools and Programs
Reading Horizons At-Home Solutions provides Discovery and Elevate At-Home Products for individual and classrooms combines auditory, visual, and kinesthetic activities.
Dyslexia Training Institute
Education Changes Everything
At the Dyslexia Training Institute our mission is to provide education about dyslexia, interventions for dyslexia (Orton-Gillingham) as well as how to navigate the educational system by understanding Special Education Law. Our courses were created for parents, caregivers, teachers, educational professionals and anyone interested in the topic.
Go Phonics is a systematic multisensory phonics for K-2 Language arts for breakthrough reading and spelling success.
List of Independent Schools
Browse schools by areas of the county and how they assist those that learn differently.
P.N.T. is a proven short-term treatment for learning problems. Unlike commonly used methods such as tutors, learning centers or special education, our cutting-edge program can help your child succeed academically without the need for long-term outside assistance. Our treatment, Physio-Neuro Therapy, is supported by current brain research and does not require continuous therapy. Rather, Physio-Neuro Therapy a short-term treatment program that will allow your child to maintain a higher level of academic performance without the need for continuous intervention.
Advanced Brain Technologies (ABT)
The Listening Program (TLP)
TLP has global effects on the brain, and is commonly used to support changes in a wide range of brain performance areas including communications and auditory processing.
Tools and Software
Dr. Martha Burns, Neuroscientist
A diiference, not a disorder
She discusses her views on why dyslexia should not be considered a disorder, but rather a difference in the way a person's brain is organised.
Clip from Teen Wolf Movie
Acceptance Doesn't Happen from the first Father-Son Talk
The morning after the first teenage werewolf experience, the teenage talks to his father about his inherited condition. This breakfast table talk was a start but may not have gone as well as the father thought. Acceptance of a biological condition is very difficult.
Behind the News
Basic News Story about Dyslexia
Rookie Reporter Eliza has put together a story to help us understand Dyslexia.
Dyslexia and Talent - What You May Not Have Heard
The Conference on Dyslexia and Talent was a landmark event that brought together from accomplished dyslexics from diverse fields, including a MacArthur Genius award winner, Pulitzer-prize winning poet, CEOs, artists, doctors, lawyers, and leaders in the dyslexia community. Join the movement at http://dyslexicadvantage.com
Embracing Dyxlexia (video documentarty)
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. Individuals with dyslexia have trouble with reading, writing, and spelling despite having at least an average intelligence. It is estimated that 15 to 20 percent of the population is dyslexic but most are never identified or diagnosed and left to struggle their entire life. The neurological condition is not a weakness. It is a challenge and a gift.
Clip from Teen Wolf Movie
Families Need to Talk Sooner than Later
Teenage boy finds out that he inherited some strange powers from his dad. Shockingly, the boy learns directly from his dad that he is a werewolf.
Genes, DNA, Chromosomes
Bill Nye entertains us with a great animated description of the building blocks of genetics complete with visual demonstration of how long DNA might be.
Interview with Steven Spielberg about His Dyslexia
Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever, on 12 September, 2012. He was diagnosed just a few years earlier. The knowledge of his condition was the final clue for many unique experiences in his life.
MegaDrum Promotional Video
Drummers from many different musical and cultural heritages come together to form a performing group called MegaDrum. The organizer and drummer Reinhard Flatishchler is also the founder of TakeTANi.
Relax, It's Going TO Be OK
A successful artist encourage younger dyslexics to pursue the strengths and talents.
Jill Bolte Taylors
Stroke of Insight
A scie.ntist describes her recovery experience from a stroke that almost eliminated the use of her left side of the brain where language processing resides. The spiritual openness of a right-brain dominate experience sounds almost out-of-the-body and and out-of-this-world. We underestimate the great great value of right-brain thinkers.
The Power of Dyslexia
Profiles of famous dyslexics is presented which suggests the gift of dyslexia.
Rhythm, drum and dance is therapeutic. TikeTANi Workshops are happening all over the world.
What is Dyslexia?
Very good introduction to dyslexia.
When To Use Lie, Lay, Laid, and Lain
If you are like me, you never know when to use the words lie, lay, laid, and lain. I have set these rules to music in hopes that it will help both of us remember them.
All About The Learning
All About Spelling
All About Spelling combines the Orton-Gillingham approach with the latest research and proven spelling rules. This applies all of the features of the Orton-Gillingham method to teaching spelling. Now it is possible for you to teach spelling effectively without extensive training or prior experience.
University of Michigan
Dyslexia Help: Success starts here
Michigan University has put together a great website for dyslexics, parents of dyslexics, and professionals. This website has great success stories and the latest research.
Dyslexia Research Trust
The mission of the Dyslexia Research Trust (DRT) is to help people with learning difficulties, especially young children, to achieve their full potential in life.
Headstrong Nation is an organization created by and for adult dyslexics. The goal of this organization is to create an independent voice of self-determination for all dyslexics, empowering each individual with this profile fulfill their potential. To do this we seek to grow the community of adult dyslexics, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Through this process we aim to reduce the stigma associated with dyslexia and encourage dyslexic people to share their experiences. Ultimately we aim to end the system of dependence that limits dyslexic individuals. Above all we believe that dyslexic individuals should have a central voice in shaping the future of our community.
American Dance Therapy Association
Healing through Movement
The benefits of dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a psychotherapeutic intervention are well-established. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), founded in 1966, is a professional organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy. Dance/movement therapy uses movement to "further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual."
Helping Struggling Readers
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, and Reading Rockets gets lots of questions about it, including what it is, warning signs, what to do, and how to help.
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Setting People Straight About Dyslexia
You might hear people—even smart adults—say things about dyslexia that aren’t true. Most of them don’t mean to be rude, they just don’t have their facts straight. Here are 6 ways you can (gently) explain dyslexia to them when they get it wrong.
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators accredits training programs for individuals aspiring to become Orton-Gillingham practitioners. It also accredits, in schools, camps and clinics, Orton-Gillingham instruction that meets Academy standards.
The Barton Reading and Spelling System
This system is a one-on-one tutoring system that will greatly improve the spelling, reading, and writing skills of children, teenagers or adults who struggle due to dyslexia or a learning disability.
Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education
The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education’s proprietary professional development provides direct, systematic and sequential instruction that empowers educators to teach the foundation of the English language. Our revised and expanded research-based Orton-Gillingham training provides exceptional staff development. The Institute’s instructional approach is ideal for: general education, special education, reading teachers, and learning resource room specialists.
The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
Kate Griggs, XP Founder
Xtraordinary People believes that with the right support, dyslexics can achieve extraordinary things. Our aim is to ensure that anyone with dyslexia can be empowered to succeed.