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Thursday, March 8, 2018

More Dyslexia Resources

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As promised, this post will list the books about dyslexia that Tonya Klem recommends for libraries.  Even better, Tonya is so committed to getting information out to parents and caregivers about this issue, she is offering to provide a 2-hour workshop in libraries in the IFLS-region this summer.   Here's a description: 

Understanding Dyslexia Workshop

Dyslexia is the most prevalent and most researched of all learning disabilities. It also is one of the most misunderstood. This workshop will uncover the myths of dyslexia and help participants understand the origins, signs and symptoms, effective interventions and accommodations for dyslexia.  It will also touch on how dyslexia is diagnosed and how to get support within the school system with time for questions and answers at the end.
If you are interested in having Tonya come to your library to do this workshop (for free!), please get in touch with her via her website:  www.k12services.net 
And here is the promised booklist:
Specifically About Dyslexia
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss
Dyslexia Advocate! by Kelli Sandman-Hurley
Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan L. Hall & Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D.
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

Specifically About Reading/Teaching Reading
Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers by Louis Moats
Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding & Spelling Instruction by Marcia HenryLanguage at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It by Mark Seidenberg

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