Information About Dyslexia
Free resources to individuals identified with a print disability:
Dyslexia Friendly Libraries in Virginia
In 2019, through collaboration between Decoding Dyslexia Virginia and the Library of Virginia, a challenge was issued to librarians across Virginia to become more aware of dyslexia and its impact on children and adults. Librarians across Virginia (localities noted on pages two and three) engaged in the challenge during October – Dyslexia Awareness Month. This was a first step in establishing Dyslexia Friendly Libraries.
List of Virginia's Dyslexia Friendly Libraries.
Assistive Technology Information and Resources
Dyslexia Help (University of Michigan)
Reference Materials for Parents
- Learning About Your Child's Reading Development: Online tutorial, parents and caregivers will learn about the parts of literacy, how children read, why they might struggle, and the signs of reading difficulties, all in a multi-media format.
- Shaywitz, S. and B. (2003). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level.
- Eide, B. and F. (2012). The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the hidden potential of the dyslexic brain. New York City, NY: Plume Publishing.
- Donovan, L. (2015). A child’s touchstone; Dyslexia guidance for “less than perfect” parents, teachers and pediatricians. Tustin, CA:Fresh Voice Publishing.
Novels Featuring Characters with Dyslexia
- Winkler, H. and Oliver, L. (2003). Hank zipzer; the world’s greatest underachiever, Series. New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap
- Polacco, P. (1998). Thank you, mr. faulker.
- Hodge, D. (2007). Lily and the mixed-up letters. Toronto, Ontario: Tundra Books.
Young Adolescent (YA)
- Spinelli, J. (1990). Manic magee. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and CompANY.
- Draper, S. (2002). Double dutch.
- Hunt, L. M. (2015). Fish in a tree.