Recommended Reading

Davis, Ronald D., with Eldon M. Braun. The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read … and How They Can Learn. Perigee Trade, Reprint edition, February 2010

Davis, Ronald D., with Eldon M. Braun.The Gift of Learning: Proven New Methods for Correcting ADD, Math & Handwriting Problems. Perigee, August 2003

Dehaene, Stanlislas. Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read. Penguin Books, Reprint edition, October 2010

Eide, Brock L., and Fernett F. Eide. The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. Plume, July 2012

Golon, Alexandra. Visual-Spatial Learners.  Prufrock Press, April 2008

Graham, Yvonne M. Dyslexia Tool Kit for Tutors and Parents: What to do when phonics isn’t enough. CreateSpace, November 2012

Hannaford, Carla. Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head.  Great River Books, Revised & Expanded edition,  June 2005

Irlen, Helen. Reading by the Colors(Revised): Overcoming Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Through the Irlen Method.  Perigee Books, Revised edition, July 2005

Kranowitz, Carol. The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition.  Perigee Trade, Revised edition, April, 2006

Kravets, Marybeth, and Imy Wax. The K&W Guide to College Programs & Services for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  Princeton Review, 11 edition, September 2012.

Lavoie, Richard. The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning on the Tuned-Out Child.  Touchstone, Reprint edition, October 2008

Levine, Mel. A Mind at a Time: America’s Top Learning Expert Shows How Every Child Can Succeed.  Simon & Schuster, First Thus edition, December 2002

Levine, Mel. The Myth of Laziness.  Simon & Schuster,  Reprint edition,  December 2003

Maxwell, Betty, and Crystal Punch. Picture It! Teaching Visual-Spatial Learners.  CreateSpace, November 2012

McGuinness, Carmen, and Geoffrey McGuinness. Reading Reflex: The Foolproof Phono-Graphix Method for Teaching Your Child to Read.  Free Press, August 1999

McNerney, Neil. Homework: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out without Freaking Out.  Integrated Press, December 2011

Mooney, Jonathan, and David Cole. Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution.  Touchstone, September 2000

Nosek, Kathleen. The Dyslexic Scholar: Helping Your Child Succeed in the School System. Taylor Trade Publishing, April 1995

Orlassino, Cheryl. A Workbook for Dyslexics. Lulu.com, May 2012.

Palladino, Lucy Jo. Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School.  Ballantine Books, January 1999

Pope, Loren. Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges.  Penguin Books, Revised edition, August 2012

Schultz, Jerome J. Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It.  Jossey-Bass, August 2011

Shaywitz, Sally. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level.  Vintage, January 2005

Siegel, Lawrence M. The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child.  Nolo, 7th edition, March 2011

Spalding, Romalda Bishop, and Mary Elizabeth North. The Writing Road to Reading 6th Rev Ed: The Spalding Method for Teaching Speech, Spelling, Writing, and Reading.  Collins Reference, 6th Revised edition, January 2012

Stordy, Jacqueline B., and Malcolm J. Nicholl. The LCP Solution: The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia.  Ballantine Books, September 2000

Stowe, Cynthia M. How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia: A Parent and Teacher Guide to Helping Students of All Ages Academically, Socially, and Emotionally.  Jossey-Bass, September 2000

West, Thomas G. In the Mind’s Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics,  and the Rise of Visual Technologies.  Prometheus Books, 2nd Revised edition, August 2009

Wilmshurst, Linda, and Alan W. Brue. The Complete Guide to Special Education: Expert Advice on Evaluations, IEPs, and Helping Kids Succeed (Second Edition).  Jossey-Bass, September 2010.

Winebrenner, Susan. Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom: Ways to Challenge & Motivate Struggling Students to Achieve Proficiency with Required Standards.  Free Spirit Publishing,  September 2009

Wolf, Maryanne. Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.  Harper Perennial, Reprint edition, August 2008

Children’s Books

Betancourt, Jeanne. My Name Is Brain Brian.  Scholastic Paperbacks, January 1995

(Story about a sixth-grade boy with dyslexia—appropriate for kids ages 9–14.)

Levine, Melvin D. All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders.  Educators Pub Service, June 1992

( Short stories involving characters with different learning abilities.)

Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer. It’s Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Books).  Barron’s Educational Series,  September 2007

(A picture book to explain dyslexia to younger children)

Polacco, Patricia. Thank You, Mr. Falker.  Philomel, Gift edition, April 2012.

(Autobiographical picture book suitable for children ages 5–10.)

Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1). Perfection Learning, 2006.

(First book of adventure/fantasy series about a boy with dyslexia and ADHD; age 10 and up)

Robb, Diane Burton, and Gail Piazza. The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia.  Albert Whitman & Company, January 2004

(Explores the frustration of a boy in elementary school. Geared to grades K-4. )