Learning Disabilities – Dyslexia

Adult dyslexia: a guide for the workplace.
Gary Fitzgibbon & Brian O’Connor. Chichester: Wiley, 2002.
»Provides practical advice on how to create the right workplace environment for dyslexics to thrive.Includes tools such as an adult dyslexia screening check list and a seven-step procedure for counselling adult dyslexics.

Deciphering dyslexia. (DVD)
Knowledge Network. Canada: NFB, 2008.
»This documentary is designed to raise awareness and provide an understanding of dyslexia. By profiling 4 individuals and their families, it illustrates likely causes and scientifically sound strategies for intervention.

Diagnosing dyslexia: a guide to the assessment of adults.
Cynthia Klein. London: Basic Skills Agency, 2003.
»This book aims to support practitioners, particularly tutors, in carrying out a diagnostic assessment that is both a basis for setting up an appropriate teaching program and a rewarding experience for both practitioner and dyslexic adult learner.

Dyslexia: a practitioner’s handbook.
Gavin Reid. Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley & Sons, 2009.
»Written for educators, this updated handbook contains comprehensive information and recommended practices based on recent research findings.

Dyslexia: action plans for successful learning, a practical guide to learning disabilities.
Glynis Hannell. Minnetonka, MN: Peytral Publications, 2004.
»This resource, for classroom teachers and parents, is written with both children and adults in mind.

Dyslexia and employment: a guide for assessors, trainers and managers.
Sylvia Moody. (Ed.) Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
»This guide looks at issues concerning dyslexia in the workplace and offers advice on how to carry out workplace needs and legal assessments and how to develop training programs.

Dyslexia and learning style: a practitioner’s handbook. 2nd ed.
Tilly Mortimore. West Sussex, Eng.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
»Based on two style dimensions, wholistic-analytic and verbaliser-imager, this book looks at different methods of learning used by students with dyslexia. It suggests strategies to optimize learning based on learning style. Includes practical ways to adapt material for use in school and higher education.

Dyslexia and stress. 2nd ed.
T.R Miles. (Ed.) London, UK: Whurr. 2004.
»This collection of articles focuses on the different types of stress that dyslexics experience. Its aim is to increase awareness and encourage reflection on how these stresses can be avoided.

The dyslexia checklist: a practical reference for parents and teachers.
Sandra F. Rief & Judith M. Stern. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
»This book covers basic information about dyslexia, strategies for helping with reading, language and writing, and checklists for parents and teachers. While it is designed as a guide for understanding children and teenagers with dyslexia, it contains information, strategies and resources that will be useful for adult educators.

Dyslexia in the digital age: making IT work.
Ian Smythe. New York: Continuum, 2010.
»Using technology to support dyslexic individuals is the topic of this book. It does not recommend specific software or hardware, but instead gives basic information to help individuals make informed choices.

Dyslexia, the self and higher education: learning life histories of students identified as dyslexia.
David Pollak. Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham Books, 2005.
»This book reports on qualitative research with students at four universities on the relationship between dyslexia and identity. In interviews, students reveal the socio-emotional effects of dyslexia and its effects on their learning.

The gift of dyslexia: why some of the smartest people can’t read… and how they can learn.
Ronald D Davis. New York: Penguin, 1997.
»This book describes how learning differs for dyslexic individuals and presents methods for overcoming the difficulties of dyslexia.

In the mind’s eye: creative visual thinkers, gifted dyslexics, and the rise of visual technologies.
Thomas G. West. Amherst, NJ: Prometheus Books, 2009.
»This book presents visual thinking and visual technology as important tools to increase the creative potential of individuals with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. The author sees creative visual thinkers who often have learning difficulties as leaders in innovation. Portraits of highly creative famous people with learning difficulties (including Einstein and Edison) are included.

Making dyslexia work for you: a self-help guide.
Vicki Goodwin & Bonita Thomson. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Multilingualism, literacy, and dyslexia: a challenge for educators.
Lindsay Peer & Gavin Reed. London: David Fulton, 2000.
»Writings on the issues and challenges of dyslexia in second language learning. While most articles focus on children, there is a section on dyslexia in adults and university students.

Neurodiversity: discovering the extraordinary gifts of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other brain differences.
Thomas Armstrong. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Lifelong, 2010.
»Offers current research on how people with neurological differences such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders have gifts and abilities.

The other sixteen hours: the social and emotional problems of dyslexia.
Michael Ryan. Baltimore, MD: International Dyslexia Association, 1997.

Overcoming dyslexia: a new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level.
Sally Shaywitz. New York: A.A. Knopf, 2003.
»After reviewing the nature of reading and dyslexia, this book looks at diagnosing dyslexia, including a section on diagnosing bright young adults. It then discusses what can be done to help develop reading skill. While this is largely focused on children, there is a section on helping adults become better readers. A chapter on accommodations is followed by short biographies of successful, well known adults who are dyslexic.

Practical strategies for living with dyslexia.
Maria Chivers. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley, 2000.
»Written mainly for adults living or working with children with dyslexia, this book looks at various methods and strategies for treating dyslexia. It also considers eye and ear problems that may exacerbate dyslexia and encourages early identification.

Proust and the squid: the story and science of the reading brain.
Maryanne Wolfe. New York: Harper, 2007.
»A developmental psychologist evaluates the ways in which reading and writing have transformed the human brain. Examines how the brain learns to read and the reading difficulties and gifts created by dyslexia.

Reading and dyslexia in different orthographies.
Nicola Brunswick & Siné McDougall & Paul deMornay Davies. Hove: Psychology Press, 2010.
»This book presents cross-language comparisons to provide insights into universal aspects of reading development and developmental dyslexia in alphabetic and non-alphabetic languages.

Reading development and difficulties.
Kate Cain. Chichester, UK: BPS Blackwell/John Wiley, 2010.
»Demonstrates that reading relies on development of both good word reading skills and the ability to extract meaning from text.Examines specific problems underlying reading difficulties in children with developmental dyslexia and children with poor reading comprehension.Includes information on assessment and instruction.

Study skills for dyslexic students.(Book + CD)
Sandra Hargreaves. (Ed.) Los Angeles: Sage, 2007.
»This collection of study techniques was designed for dyslexic students in postsecondary education. A variety of strategies is offered for each learning situation.

Supporting adult learners with dyslexia: harnessing the power of technology.
Sally McKeown. Leicester, UK: NIACE, 2006.
»Written for tutors, this small book is packed with practical advice and tips on using technology to enhance learning for those with dyslexia.

Supporting learners with dyslexia in workplace learning.
Rachel Davies & Heather Hardie. Leicester: NIACE, 2008.
»This resource focuses on the issues affecting support for people with dyslexia engaged in workplace learning, such as confidentiality and flexibility, as well as suggesting support strategies, resources and assessment tools that may be of use to learners with dyslexia.

That’s the way I think: dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD explained. 2nd ed.
David Grant. New York: Routledge, 2010.
»In a readable style, this book explores the experiences, thoughts and feelings of people with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

Understanding difficulties in literacy development: issues and concepts.
Janet Soler, Felicity Fletcher-Campbell & Gavin Reid. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2009.
»Includes readings on self-concept and dyslexia, and the cultural work of learning disabilities.

Waking up to the possibilities of learning disabilities. (CD)
Vancouver, BC: Learning Disabilities and Whole Life Learning Project, Literacy BC, 2010.
Also available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrcWb_16Aw
»A digital story about horses, music, school and dyslexia and how they fit together.