The Plano ISD Council of PTAs has compiled a list of helpful resources for both parents and students with dyslexia
Plano ISD Council of PTAs SAGE: Special Education and Gifted Education http://planoptasage.org
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia: more information on the documentary, along with a monthly newsletter, parent and student portal with advice and resources, advocacy information and much more can be found at http://thebigpicturemovie.com.
The Academic Language Therapy Association® (ALTA) is a nonprofit national professional organization incorporated in 1986 for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and promoting standards of education, practice and professional conduct for Certified Academic Language Therapists. Academic Language Therapy is an educational, structured, comprehensive, phonetic, multi-sensory approach for the remediation of dyslexia and/or written-language disorders. http://www.altaread.org/
TSRHC The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders is named for Dr. Luke Waites, who in 1965 established a program at TSRHC to identify and treat children with learning disorders, primarily dyslexia. The World Federation of Neurology met at TSRHC in 1968 and formulated the first consensus definition of developmental dyslexia. TSRHC’s Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia is now internationally recognized in the field of learning disorders.
The center provides evaluation and diagnosis for children with academic learning disorders, as well as specialized treatment for those with dyslexia. Led by medical director Dr. Jeff Black and administrative director Gladys Kolenovsky, the center’s team combines the experience and skills of medicine and education. http://www.tsrhc.org/dyslexia.htm
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for people with dyslexia. https://www.interdys.org/olssecure/JoinorRenew.aspx
IDEAS: Impacting Dyslexia Education Awareness and Support strives to connect our parents, caretakers and teachers with resources and information. IDEAS create a community spirit where people feel empowered and connected. IDEAS promotes awareness and educates the community at large. www.ideasplano.org
IDEAS was founded seven years ago by two moms in Plano, Texas who felt isolated and were struggling to find help for their dyslexic kids. When they met they realized how much help they were to each other, sharing information and advice. They created IDEAS to try and reach others. Dyslexic students have unique needs and it can be a confusing and stressful road to travel alone. They hope that by sharing ideas and information, they might be able to help alleviate the isolation and confusion for other parents and create a positive environment for progress and change.
- IDEAS strives to connect our parents, caretakers and teachers with resources and information.
- IDEAS creates a community spirit where people feel empowered and connected.
- IDEAS promotes awareness and educates the community at large.
Together we hope to promote effective changes that will have a positive impact on all students with dyslexia.
Please visit us at www.ideasplano.org
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Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity YCDC’s mission is to uncover and illuminate the strengths of those with dyslexia, disseminate information, practical advice, and the latest innovations from scientific research, and transform the lives of children and adults with dyslexia. www.dyxlexia.yale.edu
Dyslexia Help is a wonderful resource from the University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL) at the University of Michigan. www.dyslexiahelp.umich.edu
LD Online is the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers and other professionals each month. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, and a comprehensive resource guide. www.ldonline.org
Learning Ally is a collection of more than 70,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles available for download on devices such as iPhones, iPads, computers and specialized assistive technology tools. Books are read by teachers instead of a computer voice, so each story contains expression which is more engaging to the listener. www.learningally.org
Mentis Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about dyslexia, enfranchising young people with this learning difference and supporting their efforts to shape our world. Scholarships given. www.mentisfoundation.org
Project Eye to Eye, dyslexic adult mentor dyslexic students as a means of empowerment. Mentors work with students to become positive and informed self-advocates for their needs as learners. www.projecteyetoeye.org
Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with dyslexia and other disabilities. Over 160,000 titles are available and membership is free for students. Your school’s reading specialist can help you apply. www.bookshare.org