Recommended Dyslexia Websites
The Bright Solutions site has information, resources, and fantastic videos. You can also request lists of Certified Barton tutors and Certified Dyslexia Screeners near you.
You can also sign up for a monthly newsletter (I highly recommend it!) with dyslexia news, student stories, advice for families, and helpful reviews of new technology.
Here you can learn about The Barton Reading and Spelling System and even watch a demo lesson. There is research, plans for starting a volunteer program, tips and tons of support for tutors using the Barton System, testimonials, and more!
“A network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country that aims to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia.” From this main website, users can access the specific Decoding Dyslexia website of their home state. On the page of the state chapter of Decoding Dyslexia, you can learn about dyslexia legislation in your state, see resources for people with dyslexia, and learn how you can help.
Audiobooks, resources, and webinars.
This site offers numerous resources for parents of children with dyslexia. Some of its key features are: articles about recognizing dyslexia and how to approach the school, evaluation of summer programs for dyslexia, and many stories of successful people with dyslexia. It also has information about Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz’s research on dyslexia and their advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C.
Understood.org has a vibrant online community of parents. There are resources such as: worksheets to help for parent-teacher conferences, information about different types of evaluations, help understanding education law, and help choosing a tutor. There are also live webinars with experts in education.
Created by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, this site is inspired by their best-selling book, Dyslexic Advantage. The site features articles about reading, math, dysgraphia, as well as advocacy. You can learn about upcoming conferences. There is even a free, interactive dyslexia test. There is also a chance to register for paid, premium content.
Headstrong Nation was inspired by bestselling book, The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan, by Ben Foss. The site features resources for dyslexics and parents of dyslexic children. There are many informative videos, and links to books about dyslexia. There is even a community page to connect with like-minded people for inspiration.
This is the website for the International Dyslexia Association. There are Frequently Asked Questions about dyslexia, links to IDA publications, and lists of IDA conferences and events. Also, find the branch of the IDA that is closest to you. They often have great webinars and events!