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Dyslexia on-line resources

Recently I received an email to a link www.onlinecollegecourses.com   The writer, Carol Vertz, manages the content for this website. She shared a very detailed on-line resource list for persons challenged with dyslexia.  The information is listed below.

Per Carol Vertz, www.onlinecollegecourses.com

Living as a dyslexic can be a difficult experience, especially when it comes to college courses. However, you should know that you’re not alone in your journey. With these helpful links, you can find resources including learning tools, communities, and advice for living and studying with dyslexia.

Communities

Turn to these communities for dyslexia assistance and support.

  1. Dyslexia Support Group: Find a helping hand in these dyslexia support groups.
  2. DailyStrength: DailyStrength offers a dyslexia support group.
  3. Council for Exceptional Children: The Council for Exceptional Children offers a voice and vision for special education.
  4. Dyslexia Walk: Get involved in the cause of dyslexia by participating in the Dyslexia Walk.
  5. Learning Disabilities Association of America: The LDA offers information, resources, and support for learning disabilities.
  6. The International Dyslexia Association: The Interdys promotes literacy through research, education, and advocacy.
  7. Council for Learning Disabilities: The CLD discusses issues related to students with learning disabilities.
  8. Head Strong: Head Strong offers a forum to empower the dyslexic community.
  9. Being Dyslexic: These forums offer information and support for teenagers, adults, teachers, parents, and experts alike.
  10. Dislecksic Support: Find answers for dyslexia on Dislecksic Support.
  11. DyslexiaSupport: Check out the DyslexiaSupport Yahoo! Group to share ideas and exchange help.
  12. Dyslexic Advantage: Dyslexic Advantage is dedicated to fostering the gifts of people with dyslexia.

Dyslexia Awareness & Information

You’ll find advice, articles, and information on these helpful sites.

  1. Dyslexic.com: Dyslexic.com will help you make the most of your abilities.
  2. Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center: DARC shares awareness and information for dyslexia and other learning disorders.
  3. Misunderstood Minds: You can experience dyslexia and other learning disabilities firsthand on Misunderstood Minds.
  4. How Mind Mapping Can Help with Dyslexia: Read this article to see how you can use mind mapping to help with dyslexia.
  5. Understanding Dyslexia: Read this article to get an understanding of dyslexia.
  6. Dyslexia Wikia: Here you’ll find the wiki for the dyslexia community.
  7. Answers to Common Questions: This resource shares the answers to a number of common questions about dyslexia.
  8. The Power of Dyslexia: The Power of Dyslexia shares the signs of dyslexia, famous people with dyslexia, and information about dyslexia in children.
  9. Dyslexia My Life: Find information and advice on dyslexia and learning diabilities from this dyslexic.
  10. Dyslexia-Explanations, Tips, and Strategies: Visit the Internet Special Education Resources page to find explanations, tips, and strategies for dyslexia.
  11. You Know (of) Lots of Dyslexics!: This resource lists a number of famous people with dyslexia.
  12. I Am Dyslexic: I Am Dyslexic shares dyslexia from the perspective of a dyslexic child.

For Students, Parents, and Teachers

These sites cater to specific groups affected by dyslexia.

  1. Dyslexia at College: Dyslexia at College offers support for dyslexic college students.
  2. How Can I Help My Dyslexic Child?: WiseGeek explains how parents can be supportive to a child with dyslexia.
  3. Dyslexia: Coping and Support: Read this resource to find out how to help your child with dyslexia.
  4. Dyslexichelp: Check out this website to find help for the parents of dyslexics.
  5. Dyslexia Parents Resource: Find tips from other parents, symptoms, schools, and more on this site.
  6. A Dyslexic Child in the Classroom: Here you’ll find a guide for parents and teachers of dyslexic children.
  7. Go Phonics: Go Phonic explains how you can teach reading to someone with dyslexia.
  8. All Kinds of Minds: All Kinds of Minds shares information for a learning revolution that supports students in crisis.
  9. Reading Resource: Find reading strategies and activities for dyslexic students on Reading Resource.

Resources

If you’re searching for learning tools, assistive technology, and more, these sites offer a great place to start.

  1. Free Software: Check out this resource to find links to free dyslexia software.
  2. Dyslexia Books: Dyslexia Books help make reading and spelling fun.
  3. A Primer on Dyslexia: This primer from PBS includes links and a glossary of common dyslexic terms.
  4. RFB&D: Find out about different ways to read with Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.
  5. The Dolch List: Use this vocabulary list to practice words.

Blogs

Get connected with other dyslexics and people in the community through these blogs.

  1. Twice-Exceptional: Twice-Exceptional is written for those who raise, educate, or counsel children with dyslexia and other learning issues.
  2. DyslexicAdvantage: This blog discusses some of the advantages of dyslexia.
  3. Dyslexia Discovery: Read Dyslexia Discovery to find advice, news, and more in dyslexia.
  4. Dyslexia News & Notes Blog: On this blog, you’ll find news and personal stories in the world of dyslexia.
  5. Myomancy: Myomancy offers discussions on learning disorders and more.
  6. The Dyslexic Storytellers Blog: Real dyslexic writers share their posts on helping the learning disabled be understood by the mainstream.
  7. American Dyslexia Association: The ADA writes this blog to offer help to those with dyslexia.
  8. Denver Dyslexia Awareness Blog: See how this organization is working to build dyslexia awareness.
  9. Dyslexia Wonders: Read this blog to learn about the life of a dyslexic from a child’s point of view.
  10. Dyslexic in America: This blogger shares day to day thoughts about dyslexia, as well as resources and advice.
  11. Dyslexic in America: Find out what it’s like to be dyslexic in America by reading this blog.
  12. In the Mind’s Eye: Read this blog to learn about visual thinking, dyslexia, learning difficulties, and more.
  13. The Dee Zone: This blogger discusses her experiences in dyslexia and dysgraphia.
  14. Dyslexia My Life: Girard Sagmiller answers questions about dyslexia on this blog.
  15. Jaypiddy’s Blog: Check out this blog to see travel and photography from a dyslexic point of view.
  16. Rants & Raves from the Right Side: Victoria shares alternative ideas about dyslexia on this blog.
  17. Lav’s LD Blog: This blog offers the unedited version of a dyslexic’s mind.
  18. I Speak of Dreams: I Speak of Dreams discusses effective parenting and education with learning disabilities.
  19. Dr. Linda’s Blog: Dr. Linda writes about parenting and dyslexia support.
  20. Dyslexia Blog: Read the Dyslexia Blog to find resources and information for dyslexia parents.
  21. Parenting Dyslexia: In this blog, you’ll see a different perspective on dyslexia.
  22. Dyslexia Tutor: Adrienne Edwards shares news and resources for dyslexia.
  23. Our Journey to Become Dyslexia Aware: The Muritai School shares their efforts to become more dyslexia aware.
  24. LD Insights: LD Insights explores learning disabilities from all angles.
  25. Dyslexia Blog: Here you’ll find a blog for dyslexic students.
  26. Eide Neurolearning Blog: This blog features articles on brain-based learning for kids with dyslexia and other learning disorders.
  27. Bonnie Terry: Bonnie Terry has reading, writing, and math help for dyslexic students.
  28. The Wrightslaw Way: Learn about special education law and advocacy from a dyslexic lawyer.
  29. The Ghotit Blog: This text correction tool offers insightful blog posts and more.
  30. Techno Dys: Techno Dys is a technology blog for those interested in dyslexia.
  31. Dyslexia Information: Check out this blog for dyslexia testing and information.

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Mar 10

Welcome:  You have come upon a blog whose focus is primarily offering tools for dyslexics and hyperlexics. I have both conditions.  The material is also germane for parents and therapists.  The topic, this time, is hyperlexia and dyslexia on-line resources.  Some of these contacts I have had first hand experience and others not.  I indicate the latter.

http://www.masgutovamethod.com

This website provides details on the Masgutova Method – an approach that considers the health of reflexes of a child and an adult. Her techniques to correct under-developed reflexes was a major component in my overcoming the negatives of hyperlexia.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/childrenwithchallenges.

An excellent support group for parents, therapists interested in or working with the Masgutova Method.

http://www.lindamoodbell.com

This organization provides excellent dyslexia and hyperlexia assessments and offers effective tools to overcome the mechanics of both conditions.

http://www.braingym.org

An organization founded by a dyslexic thirty or more years ago and offers movement exercises that are very effective in dealing with learning issues.

http://www.dyslexia-program.com.  This is a British Newsletter that comes out bi-monthly.  Written byJohn Bradford the online newsletter has 28,000 subscribers.

http://www.parentseducationnetwork.org

A San Francisco-based organization assembled by parents of dyslexics, ADD etc.  They are very active, presenting an ongoing program of resources for parents as well as  programs for learning challenged children.

http://www.audiobooksgalore.com/books/hebrew-magazine.

I came across this website.  It has an interesting article on dyslexia, hyperlexia and other topics. The author is succinct in her presentation and the information useful.

http://www.interdys.org/ An international organization focussed only on dyslexia.  It’s large and has a major annual meeting. I find the information they offer is very limited in scope.  They are hesitant to introduce any approaches that have not been through the scientific process.  As a result they are not a progressive group.

www.danieljvance.com

Mr. Vance writes a newspaper column about people with disabilities. He focusses on writing their personal story from their viewpoint avoiding the trap of making them out to be victims or superheroes. He sees them just as people. He did an article on my story and it was very geniune.  This is the link to the story: http://www.danieljvance.com/disabledweek402a.html

http://www.dore.co.uk

I read about this organization from a  newspaper report describing the ability of a 12 year-old, Laura Miles, to overcome her dyslexia and coordination problems. The article reported that Dore’s process offers “a series of simple exercises designed to target an area of the brain called the cerebellum.  Dore believes the cerebellum is the root cause of learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder), ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome.

Laura had to do exercises for 10 minutes, twice a day, in the morning and at night. Her exercises included juggling bean bags – for eye-tracking and to help co-ordination; a wobble board – to help stimulate and improve balance; and an eye chart – to give the person different things to focus on.”

These exercises sound very much like the Brain Gym approach which I found very helpful.

http://www.beingdyslexic.co.uk

I came upon the Being Dyslexic website found their material helpful. This site  provides a range of dyslexia information for people of all ages and situations who are either dyslexic or interested in dyslexia. Everything on Being Dyslexic is free and accessible for anyone to use and share. Being Dyslexic also hosts one of the largest dyslexia community forums on the internet.  They suggest: why not “pop along” (very British phrase) today and discuss dyslexia with other people!

http://roosclues.blogspot.com

A mother reports on her discovery that her child had excess histamine in the body. She feels this condition is a part of the reason of her child’s hyperlexia.

http://www.resources-teachers.com

I came across this website as they picked  my article.  It’s valuable for teachers.

http://www.dyslexia-adults.com

This website offers a free newsletter (they have 30,000 subscribers). John Bradford is the editor and has over thirty years experience of working with children, teenagers, college students and dyslexic adults; he has worked as a lecturer in education, as a school principal/head teacher, and has been involved in advising, counseling and teaching dyslexic children and adults from age 4 to age 72!  The site covers dyslexia testing and assessment, teaching dyslexic children, advice for parents of a dyslexic child, coping techniques for dyslexic adults, free magazine articles, research, and much, much more.

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If you have topics that you would like me to address about my experience in overcoming dyslexia and hyperlexia feel free to send your ideas through the comments below.

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Information on this blog is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or health care professional

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