Tonight: AISD Trustees Discuss Work to Support Dyslexic Learners
Tonight, AISD's Board of Trustees will discuss the district's work to support dyslexic learners as part of its agenda. Review the PowerPoint presentation.
Resources and Information about Dyslexia
Bookshare: Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with dyslexia and other disabilities. More than 160,000 titles are available. Membership is free for students.
DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan: DyslexiaHelp is designed to help community members understand and learn about dyslexia and language disability. The website offers a wealth of information for individuals with dyslexia, parents and professionals. In the “Dyslexia Success Stories” section, the site includes information about celebrities who have dyslexia.
Dyslexia on KidsHealth and Dyslexia on TeensHealth: These websites are for parents or educators looking for age-appropriate materials on dyslexia. Articles offer basic information about dyslexia, tailored for the reading and developmental level of kids and teens.
International Dyslexia Association: The International Dyslexia Association is a national non-profit dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Visit their site to connect with a local branch, find IDA-member providers in the area, and learn more about dyslexia.
Learning Ally: Learning Ally, formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, offers more than 75,000 digitally recorded audiobooks, including textbooks and literary titles.
Parent Center Network-Parent Center Listing: The website helps parents of K-12 students with dyslexia locate the nearest Parent Training and Information center. PTI centers are funded by the federal government and offer parents assistance in navigating special education and their child’s rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (film): The website of the new film “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” (premiered October 2012), offers video clips from the film, ways to take action to support people with dyslexia, and uplifting advice for students with dyslexia and their parents.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: Yale University’s Center for Dyslexia and Creativity seeks to illuminate the strengths of people with dyslexia and disseminate information, practical advice and the latest innovations from scientific research. The center helps transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia. Visit the site to learn more about the center's cutting-edge research and get concrete tips for parents, educators and individuals with dyslexia.
Interested in learning more about support services for students with dyslexia? Please visit the AISD support services website.
Photo: Ben Cooper, magnet student at Kealing Middle School, demystifies dyslexia for families and educators at SXSWedu