2019 Teacher Package

Free info pack including articles, blogs, podcast, videos and more:


Code Talk

A blog by Nancy Young – Reading, Spelling, Writing Specialist: https://www.nancyyoung.ca/blog 

Code REaD

Journal: https://codereadnetwork.org/journal/

Dekker Dyslexia

Belinda Dekker, Dyslexia Support Australia: https://dekkerdyslexia.wordpress.com 
Fact Sheets – Dekker Delves into Dyslexia: https://dekkerdyslexia.wordpress.com/fact-sheets/

Dyslexia Training Institute

Dyslexia Training Institute’s Blog: http://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/blog/

Filling the Pail

Greg Ashman’s Blog: https://gregashman.wordpress.com
Science versus slurs: The phonics debate: https://gregashman.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/science-versus-slurs-the-phonics-debate/

High Five Literacy

Faith Borkowsky’s Blog https://highfiveliteracy.com/blog/


International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction – Blog : https://www.iferi.org/blog/

John Kenny

John Kenny – Blog: https://johnkennyweb.wordpress.com/author/johnkenny1/

Mark Seidenberg

Language at the Speed of Sight: https://seidenbergreading.net/seidenblog/ 

Shanahan on Literacy

Timothy Shanahan’s Blog: http://shanahanonliteracy.com/blog


Alison Clarke’s blog: https://www.spelfabet.com.au/blog/

The Literacy Blog

John Walker’s blog for teachers, parents, educational psychologists and educators interested in literacy https://theliteracyblog.com

The No-Nonsense Educator

Jocelyn Seamer’s blog: Promoting teaching practices that ensure learning for all. https://nononsenseeducator.home.blog

The Reading Ape

Nullius in verba https://www.thereadingape.com

The Reading Centre

The Literacy Blog: https://www.thereadingcentre.com

The Shut-Down Learner

Dr Richard Selznick’s Blogs: http://shutdownlearner.com/blogs/

The Snow Report

Pamela Snow’s Blog:  http://pamelasnow.blogspot.com.au/?m=1 

Dear Mem: Professor Anne Castles’ letter to Australian children’s author Mem Fox about why some children can’t read. http://pamelasnow.blogspot.com/2018/11/dear-mem-professor-anne-castles-letter.html?m=1

This Heart of Stone

Lyn Stone – Blog: https://lifelongliteracy.com


Hansberry Educational Consulting | Bill Hansberry

  • Bill’s Rant on Dyslexia and Reading Programs https://youtu.be/PhwxWv_D_YU
  • Evidence Based Teaching of Reading and Intervention: Evidence must trump ideology (This is the keynote that Bill Hansberry presented to the South Australian Catholic Primary Principal’s Association on 26/5/17): https://youtu.be/8d-gFdgDGOs

Five From Five

Principal Steven Capp (Bentleigh West Primary School) https://www.fivefromfive.org.au/principal/

Reading In The Rockies Conference

David A Kilpatrick – https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/sd-sld_archived_readingrockies2017

Also: https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2018/04/the-nature-of-reading-development-and-difficulties/

Reading Success with Jocelyn

Jocelyn Seamer, Australian Assistant Principal’s YouTube channel

The Reading League 

The Reading League on YouTube 

Understood.org: “Is Assistive Technology Cheating?” (and Other Assistive Technology Myths)

5 Myths about Assistive Tech with Jamie Martin: https://youtu.be/I_PHHaGeLTY

Vision Australia

Vision Australia: Dyslexia and Diagnosis video https://youtu.be/zspRGIxIMwM 


Learning Difficulties Including Dyslexia | Spelfabet


Learn about the benefits of Sound Walls | Mary Dalghren, Tools 4 Reading


Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems

Implications for Assessment and Effective Intervention: 

Core Learn | David A Kilpatrick https://www.corelearn.com/webinar-recent-advances-in-understanding-word-level-reading-problem/webinar-download-recent-advances-in-understanding-word-level-reading-problems-12-05-18/

95 Percent

95 Percent Group Kilpatrick Webinar Series: https://www.95percentgroup.com/kilpatrick-webinars 

Vision Australia

Dyslexia and Diagnosis. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/vision-australia/vision-australia-library-dyslexia-webinar-diagnosis-and-support 


Auspeld : Understanding Learning Difficulties

Free Guide download http://uldforparents.com/

Banter Speech Pathology: Free Resources for Parents 

  • The big book of child speech pathology answers

https://banterspeech.leadpages.co/bigbook/ 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

https://banterspeech.lpages.co/reading-ebook/ 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


Five From Five

Test your knowledge https://www.fivefromfive.org.au/test-your-knowledge/

Five ‘Keys’ to Reading https://www.fivefromfive.org.au/five-keys-to-reading/

Approaches to Phonics Instruction https://www.fivefromfive.org.au/approaches-to-phonics-instruction/

Like frogs in a water well: Why it is so difficult to close the research to practice gap in teaching reading 

Focus on Tap

Teen and Adults Phonics Library (and App) 

Fully decodable, real literature for older emergent readers http://www.focusontap.com 

Hard Words – Emily Hanford

Hard Words: Why Aren’t Our Kids Being Taught to Read?

Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don’t know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail.

Macquarie University

Ending the reading wars: reading acquisition from novice to expert – Anne Castles, Kathleen Rastle, Kate Nation: https://researchers.mq.edu.au/en/publications/ending-the-reading-wars-reading-acquisition-from-novice-to-expert 

Phonics International

Free Resources https://phonicsinternational.com/free-resources/

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 http://www.stevechinn.co.uk/maths-explained.html

That Reading Thing

Reading and Spelling for Teens and Adults | Tricia Millar:  https://thatreadingthing.com 

The Reading League: Advancing Evidence in Practice

When we know better, we do better: https://www.thereadingleague.org 

Vision Australia

Online Library (free if you have dyslexia)



Burton Robb, Diane

The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia

Moore-Mallinos, Jennifer

It’s Called Dyslexia (Live and Learn Series)

Mullaly Hunt, Lynda

Fish in a Tree

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



Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan – Book List


Ashcroft, Richard

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

Ashman, Greg

The Truth about Teaching. An evidence-informed guide for new teachers

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

Borkowsky, Faith

Failing Students or Failing Schools? A Parent’s Guide to Reading Instruction and Intervention

Bowen, Caroline and Snow, Pamela

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

Butterworth, Brian 

  • Dyscalculia: from Science to Education
  • The Dyscalculia Assessment

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 http://www.senbooks.co.uk/view-product/What-to-do-maths-Set-5-books

  • 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

Murphy, Dianne and James

Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

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 (Lifelong Literacy)

  • Language for Life: where linguistics meets teaching
  • Reading for Life: High Quality Literacy Instruction for All
  • 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 http://www.myperfectchildisdyslexic.com

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