Websites on dyslexia and helping dyslexics in other countries
 
 
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Learning Disabilities Online a comprehensive U.S. site covering all learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.

Schwab Learning is a parents guide to helping children with learning differences. Read the page on "A conversation with Sally Shaywitz, M.D., author of Overcoming Dyslexia" for her advice as a respected researcher, as well as the page of her October 2003 Online chat on Overcoming Dyslexia, including audio.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities: a U.S. site for helping parents help their children to succeed. "The best predictor of success is not grades or aptitude scores, but the energy and commitment children devote to their interests and extracurricular activities." Dr Susan Baum.

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia is a U.S. site sharing the latest research on dyslexia aimed at parents. Susan Barton presents a webcast and free videos to watch, with information on the Barton reading system based on the highly structured Orton-Gillingham method.

Dyslexia Wordpress is a U.S. website by Adrienne Edwards, a tutor of the Orton-Gillingham method. There are many helpful articles available, and links to other websites (including the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes website with a video gallery page).

The Reading from Scratch website has information on its method, and a page on English spelling rules.

Dr Margaret Kay is a U.S. psychologist providing comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for children and adults. There are many articles on her site dealing with learning disabilities.

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) site is "the voice of dyslexic people". There is a large range of information sheets available, as well as contacts for all the local Dyslexia Associations.

dyslexia-net.co.uk was set up by teenager James Cottis, whose schooldays were blighted by dyslexia, to help others in the same predicament.

IAmDyslexic.com is run by teenager Barnaby Blackburn as a site for people that have dyslexia but mostly for dyslexic children.

dyslexiaa2z.com is a U.K. site founded by Maria Chivers for anyone with an interest in dyslexia to find people or information quickly and easily. Parent of 2 dyslexic sons, Maria opened her own teaching centre, Swindon Dyslexia Centre, in 1992 and employs a staff of teaching specialists.

Resources for dyslexics and other information.

Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center wants to raise the awareness of parents, students, adult dyslexics, educators, law enforcement agencies, employers, and health professionals of Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. The Center was founded in 1990 by Joan Esposito, and opened its permanent Santa Barbara office in July, 1991. Joan herself was functionally illiterate until age forty-four when she was successfully diagnosed as having dyslexia and attention deficit disorder (a condition that often accompanies dyslexia).

Dyslexia-teacher website provides information and resources for helping dyslexic students, plus many links.

The Nalanda Institute, Mumbai, India website provides a lot of information on learning disabilities for parents and teachers, and their Learning Disabilities fact file provides concise facts concerning a wide range of learning disabilities.

Dyscalculia.org is a website providing information on difficulties with mathematics and numbers (dyscalculia) as well as dyslexia and other learning problems.

adders.org , ADD/ADHD Online Support Group. "Our objective is to promote awareness to AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and to provide information and as much free practical help as we can to those with the condition, both adults and children, their families in the UK and around the World via this website". Check the Grey Olltwit's interesting free games and educational programs to help children.

AVKO website information, resources, and links: enjoy their page of Humorous Aphorisms to Teach Comprehension, and check their Summary of AVKO Research discussing simple, fancy, insane, tricky, and scrunched up words.

Information about dyslexia, and technology to help dyslexics to make the most of their abilities.

Parents of Dyslexics website which was set up to assist parents identify sources of information to help them understand more about Dyslexia and how to help their children cope with it.

Numerous links to sites concerned with Learning Disabilities can be accessed through the Open Directory Project, a human-edited directory on the web and available through  Google displayed either alphabetically or by the Google rank.

International Dyslexia Association, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them.

Autism Independent, a U.K. website to increase awareness of autism, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment. The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with autism.

BBC News, Education, provides many news items dealing with dyslexia. For example, a report on treatment offered by the Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Attention Disorder Centre (DDAT) televised in January 2002 on ITV1 was found to breach guidelines about fairness and truth and Swedish Crown Princess Victoria revealed that she was bullied at school because she suffered from dyslexia. A general overview of dyslexia is given in their health section.

Washington Assistive Technology Alliance provides information on adaptive technology to assist with reading, writing, and spelling, and specific features to look for when matching a program to a user’s needs.