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A blog by Nancy Young – Reading, Spelling, Writing Specialist: 

Dekker Dyslexia

Belinda Dekker, Dyslexia Support Australia: 

Dyslexia Training Institute

Dyslexia Training Institute’s Blog:

Filling the Pail

Greg Ashman’s Blog:


International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction Blog :

John Kenny

John Kenny Blog:

Mark Seidenberg

Language at the Speed of Sight: 

Shanahan on Literacy

Timothy Shanahan’s Blog:


Alison Clarke’s blog:

The Reading Centre

The Literacy Blog:

The Shut-Down Learner

Dr Richard Selznick’s Blogs:

The Snow Report

Pamela Snow’s Blog: 

Online Resources

Auspeld : Understanding Learning Difficulties

Free Guide download

Banter Speech Pathology: Free Resources for Parents 

  • The big book of child speech pathology answers Inform yourself the easy way with this free resource. This guide is packed with 133 pages of information about common child speech pathology issues and problems. Filled with summaries of evidence-based research, you’ll get answers to 43 frequently asked questions distilled into an easy-to-read and understand guide.

  • Reading Problems and What To Do About Them There are lots of options out there for people looking for help with reading. We want to help you to make informed choices about reading support options. This eBook is packed with 188 pages of the latest research outlining the key things we think people should know when a loved one has reading problems. You’ll get answers to 24 frequently asked questions distilled into an easy-to-read and understand guide.

BorrowBox: A Library in the Palm of Your Hand

Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan: Book List

Dyslexia SA: Mathematics – Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Reading Success with Jocelyn

Jocelyn Seamer, Australian Teaching Principal’s YouTube channel

Speld SA free resources (phonic books and worksheets)

Spelfabet’s list of decodable books (children and youth)

Steve Chinn’s Dyscalculia and the Trouble with Maths

Maths Explained Video Tutorials

Vision Australia online library (free if you have dyslexia)

Books For Children

Burton Robb, Diane

The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia

Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer

It’s Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Series)

Rooke, Margaret

Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)

7 Books Featuring Characters With Dyslexia or ADHD

12 Great Books for Reluctant Readers in Grades 3–5

Books For Adults

Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan – Book List

Ashcroft, Richard

Mathematics for Dyslexics, including Dyscalculia (2017) 4th edition

Berninger Virginia W. Ph.D., Wolf Beverly J.

  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching, Second Edition
  • Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections: Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plans in Reading and Writing

Bird, Ronit

The Dyscalculia Toolkit : Supporting Learning Difficulties in Maths

Birsh, Judith R

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills

Bishop, Margaret M

The ABC’s and All Their Tricks: The Complete Reference Book of Phonics and Spelling

Bowen, Caroline and Snow, Pamela

Making Sense of Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders: a guide for parents and professionals

Chinn, Steve

  • The Trouble with Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties. 3rd edition. (2017)
  • ‘More Trouble with Maths: A complete manual to identifying and diagnosing mathematical difficulties.’ 2nd edition (2017) Routledge.

Also useful: this set of five books to help struggling learners with maths. The ‘What to do when you can’t’ titles

  • WTDWYC Add and Subtract
  • WTDWYC Learn the Times Tables
  • WTDWYC Multiply and Divide
  • WTDWYC Tell the Time
  • WTDWYC Do Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Colvin, Aidan and Ogburn, Liisa

Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters

Cowling, Keda and Cowling, Harry

Toe by Toe: A Highly Structured Multi-sensory Reading Manual for Teachers and Parents

Dehaene, Stanislas

Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read

The Massive Impact of Literacy on the Brain and its Consequences for Education (online publication)

Eide, Brock L

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Eide, Denise

Uncovering the Logic of English

Foss, Ben

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning

Goldacre, Ben

Bad Science

Hiskes, Dolores G.

  • Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling
  • Reading Pathways : Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency

Kilpatrick, David A

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

McGuinness, Diane

  • Early Reading Instruction: What Science Really Tells Us about How to Teach Reading
  • The Why Our Children Can’t Read, and What We Can Do about it : A Scientific Revolution in Reading
  • Language Development and Learning to Read: The Scientific Study of How Language Development Affects Reading Skill. MIT Press Ltd. 10 Jun 2005

Moats, Louisa

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, Second Edition

Mullaly Hunt, Lynda

Fish in a Tree

Novak, B.J.

The Book with No Pictures

Reid, Gavin and Green, Shannon

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Rooke, Margaret

Creative, Successful, Dyslexic : 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories

Sandman-Hurley, Kelli

Dyslexia Advocate!: How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System

Seidenberg, Mark

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It

Selznick, Richard

  • Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents
  • Shut-Down Learner : Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child

Shaywitz, Sally E

Overcoming Dyslexia

Stone, Lyn

  • Language for Life: where linguistics meets teaching
  • Spelling for Life: uncovering the simplicity and science of spelling

Stuart, Morag and Stainthorp, Rhonda

Reading Development and Teaching

Thomson, Karen

My Perfect Child is Dyslexic

Willingham, Daniel T

The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads

Wolf, Maryanne

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Young, Nancy

Secret Code Actions™ Parent Edition

Secret Code Actions™ Teacher Edition