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The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-Diversity Handbook is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. Each chapter focuses on a different condition, describing its history, causes and characteristics, its implications for the individual, diagnosis and assessment, treatments and approaches, and strategies for providing support and self-support. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders.


The Alphabet War: a Story about Dyslexia. Diane Burton Robb, illustrated by Gail Piazza, $10.99

When Adam started kindergarten, the teacher wanted him to learn about letters. But “p” looked like “q,” and “b” looked like “d.” Adam would rather color or mold clay. In first grade, his teacher wanted him to put the letters into words so he could read. That was the beginning of the Alphabet War. “Was” looked like “saw,” and “there” looked like “then.” Almost everyone else in his class was learning to read, but Adam was fighting a war against letters.

In second grade, he had to learn to spell, which was also impossible. Now he was so frustrated he got into trouble and had to go to the principal’s office. At last, in third grade, he got the right kind of help. Slowly he began to do better. During fourth grade, he learned that he could excel in other things. That gave him the confidence to take chances with reading. One day he found himself reading a book all by himself!


Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump: a Simple Exercise Program for Home and School. Geoff Platt, $25.95

Children with dyspraxia often have reduced motor skills including balance, timing and coordination, as well as weak muscles. Geoff Platt's highly effective program aims to improve strength and fitness by focusing on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play. These simple exercises can be taught by anyone and no specialist supervision or equipment is required. This book demonstrates how regular exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, eliminating weakness by improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills.

This practical guide will be an essential resource for parents, Physical Education teachers, and other teachers of recreation and games classes who are looking to help children with dyspraxia to reduce weakness and improve motor skills.

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Caged in Chaos: a Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free, 2nd Edition. Victoria Biggs, $27.95

Written by a teenager with dyspraxia, this is a humorous and inspiring practical guide for young adults with dyspraxia and those around them trying to get to grips with the physical, social and psychological chaos caused by developmental co-ordination disorders (DCDs).

In her own conversational style, Victoria Biggs explains the primary effects of dyspraxia — disorganization, clumsiness and poor short-term memory — as well as other difficulties that dyspraxic teenagers encounter, such as bullying and low self-esteem. Peppered with personal stories from other teens, this award-winning book offers down-to-earth advice on a wide range of adolescent issues, from puberty, health and hygiene to family life and making friends. The new edition includes an update from the author on her university and work experiences and how dyspraxia affects her now as an adult. Her positive approach and profound empathy with others in her situation make this book a must-read.


Can I Tell You about Dyslexia? A Guide for Family and Professionals. Alan Hultquist, $15.95 (ages 7 and up)

Meet Zoe — a young girl with dyslexia. Zoe invites readers to learn about dyslexia from her perspective. She helps readers to understand the challenges faced by a child with dyslexia, explaining what dyslexia is and how it affects her at home and at school. Zoe describes exactly why she finds reading, writing and words so difficult, and how other people can help her in these areas.


Creative Successful Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories. Margaret Rooke, $19.95

23 very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how `the different way the brain is wired' in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about `thinking sideways', and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this. 

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Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System. Kelli Sandman-Hurley, $26.95

This book is an accessible and straightforward guide to helping parents understand the law around their dyslexic child's education. It offers a thorough guide to gaining an IEP for a child and also what steps to take if things go wrong. Parents wishing to get the best outcome for their child's education will find this the perfect resource.


Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies. Maria Chivers, $25.95

This comprehensive book offers clear and balanced information on a range of alternative therapies for individuals with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or ADHD. The author provides an overview of each therapeutic option, method of use and case examples — including nutritional supplements, massage, acupuncture and hypnotherapy, among others. The list of useful resources at the back of the book can be used by parents and professionals to help explain dyslexia to children, and to help them find further information and teaching tools.


The Dyslexia Checklist: a Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Sandra Rief & Judith Stern, $19.95

Hands-on, practical tools designed to help strengthen the skills of students across all age levels.

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Dyslexia: a Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them. Gavin Reid, $40.95

The new edition of Dyslexia is written for parents of dyslexic children and the professionals who work with them, and provides information on the role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This updated edition contains new material and up-to-date discussions of current research and programs.

  • Empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia
  • New sections cover post-school issues, the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia and information on how parents can help at home
  • Features information on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of ‘alternative treatments’
  • Includes firs-hand accounts of parents’ hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organizations and resources

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics: a Practical Guide, 2nd Edition. Anne Henderson, $61.50

Written in an accessible style with helpful illustrations, this practical book reveals helpful ways in which to tackle both simple and complex concepts with students of all ages. This second edition has been updated to include references to using technology that will help children with dyslexia and dyscalculia reinforce their mathematical skills and also contains a number of photocopiable resources that can be used in the classroom. This book outlines current thinking in the field and shows how the research methods that have been proven as successful can be used with whole classes of children.

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics encourages flexible methods and gives teachers the confidence to discuss alternative solutions with their pupils and help them achieve success. It is an ideal handbook for parent-teacher programmes and is also suitable for in-service training.


Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching, 2nd Edition. Virginia Berninger & Beverly Wolf, $64.95

How can teachers provide effective instruction for students with learning disabilities while meeting the needs of all students? The second edition of this accessible text gives K–12 educators research-based answers, straight from two highly respected voices in the field. The first teacher training text to cover all four learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction — dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and oral and written language learning disability (OWL LD) — this book prepares educators to deliver explicit and engaging instruction customized to the needs of their students. Critical insights from diverse fields blend with lessons learned from actual teaching experience, making this an ideal pre-service text and a great in-service professional development tool.

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Dyslexia and Early Childhood: an Essential Guide to Theory and Practice. Barbara Pavey, $55.90

Taking a developmental approach, this accessible text addresses the ever increasing interest in identifying the characteristics of dyslexia in young children and reflects on the best way to reach and support these learners. Drawing upon current research, the author considers our current understanding of dyslexia and calls upon best practice to advise professionals, students and family members alike who seek to fulfil the potential of young children with, or showing the signs of, dyslexia.

Adopting a dyslexia-friendly position, Barbara Pavey acknowledges the ethics associated with a social model of disability, so that the focus is upon modifying teaching and learning, and respecting the views of children and parents throughout. This book includes assessment and practice strategies, good practice points, helpful ideas, first-hand narratives of dyslexia, pointers for further reading, resources and online tools, and will be of enormous practical use to anyone supporting a young child with potential or diagnosed dyslexia.


The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: a Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning. Ben Foss, $24.00

Finally, a groundbreaking book that reveals what your dyslexic child is experiencing — and what you can do so that he or she will thrive. While other books tell you what dyslexia is, this book tells you what to do. Dyslexics’ innate skills, which may include verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical, or musical abilities, are their unique key to acquiring knowledge. Figuring out where their individual strengths lie, and then harnessing these skills, offers an entrée into learning and excelling. And by keeping the focus on learning, not on standard reading the same way everyone else does, a child with dyslexia can and will develop the self-confidence to flourish in the classroom and beyond.

After years of battling with a school system that did not understand his dyslexia and the shame that accompanied it, renowned activist and entrepreneur Ben Foss is not only open about his dyslexia, he is proud of it. In The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan he shares his personal triumphs and failures so that you can learn from his experiences, and provides a three-step approach for success. Packed with practical ideas and strategies dyslexic children need for excelling in school and in life, this empowering guide provides the framework for charting a future for your child that is bright with hope and unlimited potential.


Dyslexia In the Early Years: a Handbook for Practice. Gavin Reid, $29.95

Identifying dyslexia in children during Early Years is key to preventing dyslexia from limiting them later on in life. This book helps to enhance the understanding of teachers, and offers practical guidance on how to create resource material that facilitates the development of the child at risk of dyslexia.

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Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning, 2nd Edition. Gavin Reid, $68.50

DYSLEXIA AND INCLUSION aims to equip all teachers with the necessary knowledge of dyslexia in order to for it to be effectively understood and dealt with in the classroom. In identifying the key issues of inclusive practice, the book details current research whilst also providing support to meet the practical needs of the classroom teacher. By understanding the crucial aspects of dyslexia, teachers can be pro-active and anticipate the type of difficulties they may encounter.


Dyslexia Is My Superpower (Most of the Time). Interviews by Margaret Rooke, $20.95

In more than 100 interviews, children and young adults reveal their personal tips and tactics for honing the creative benefits of dyslexia, enabling them to thrive in school and beyond. Strategies include ways to develop confidence and self-belief. The contributors have outlined specific approaches they feel have helped them, and others that haven't. The book contains stunning illustrations by 8-18 year olds with dyslexia.

The first-hand accounts are inspiring in the way they normalise dyslexia and reveal the many success stories. There is an additional section for professionals who work in education or special learning environments, with advice given by school students themselves.


Dyslexia, Learning and the Brain. Roderick Nicolson & Angela Fawcett, $20.50

Dyslexia research has made dramatic progress since the mid-1980s. Once discounted as a "middle-class myth," dyslexia is now the subject of a complex — and confusing — body of theoretical and empirical research. In Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain, leading dyslexia researchers Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett provide a uniquely broad and coherent analysis of dyslexia theory. The authors' answer to the fundamental question "what is dyslexia?" offers a challenge and motivation for research throughout the learning disabilities, laying the foundations for future progress.

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Dyslexia and Mental Health: Helping People Identify Destructive Behaviours and Find Positive Ways to Cope. Neil Alexander-Passe, $39.95

Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects not only learning but every part of life. Experience or fear of social stigma can lead people with dyslexia to camouflage the difficulties they face, to withdraw and to adopt negative coping strategies, particularly if they lack adequate support, identification and intervention. This can have lasting impact on their emotional health. 

Neil Alexander-Passe is an experienced researcher and a special needs teacher in secondary mainstream education. He also has dyslexia. Neil uses his personal and professional experience to shed light on the complexities surrounding dyslexia and examines psychological theories such as ego-defence mechanisms and learned helplessness that reveal how people deal with its emotional impact. He offers guidelines and advice, illustrated with real life examples, about how to help people with dyslexia avoid harmful coping strategies and learn to deal with stress, anxiety and low self-esteem in more effective and psychologically positive ways. 


Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: the Facts, 3rd Edition. Mark Selilowitz, $23.95

This encouraging and easy-to-read book deals with difficulties in traditional academic areas, but also looks at lesser-known conditions such as clumsiness, social unease, and hyperactivity. The book will appeal to parents and educators.


Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports & Interventions. Sandra Rief, $12.95

This 4-page, laminated reference guide provides valuable information, as well as practical strategies and accommodations, to address the language and literacy needs of students with dyslexia.

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Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child’s Point of View. Jennifer Smith, $14.50

Jennifer Smith wrote this account of her life when she was just twelve years old; describing what it was like growing up with dyslexia. Her insights about school, family, and the daily trials she faced, offer a unique view into a confusing world.


The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. Brock Eide & Fernette Eide, $17.00

In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how individuals with dyslexia share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. Using their combined expertise in neurology and education, the authors show how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity.

While dyslexics typically struggle to decode the written word, they often also excel in such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers). THE DYSLEXIC ADVANTAGE provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia.


The Dyspraxic Learner: Strategies for Success. Alison Patrick, $33.95

With a wealth of practical strategies for teaching and supporting students with dyspraxia aged from 11 years up to college or university level, this book addresses all aspects of learning and ways in which teaching can be tailored to the dyspraxic learner.

By exploring dyspraxia and its physical, emotional, psychological and social impacts on learning, the author shares tried-and-tested strategies for ensuring that students with dyspraxia achieve their full potential. This book covers a wide range of topics, such as research and study skills, improving memory, teaching literacy, visual and auditory learning styles, dealing with sleeplessness, stress, low self-esteem and anxiety, and preparing for future employment. Teachers will have a greater understanding of dyspraxia, and feel confident in helping students with dyspraxia to overcome educational challenges.

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The Effective Teacher’s Guide to Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Michael Farrell, $58.70

A practical and authoritative resource for educators, this book highlights the importance of schools reviewing their curricula and assessment, pedagogical methods, and resources to ensure the best personal and academic development in their students. The book addresses a range of issues associated with:

  • Reading disorder/dyslexia
  • Disorder of written expression/dysgraphia
  • Developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia
  • Mathematics disorder/dyscalculia

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention. Nancy Mather & Barbara Wendling, $60.00

Packaged in the user-friendly and accessible Essentials format, this book will be the first of its kind to combine the research, assessment, and treatment interventions of dyslexia in one concise volume. The authors address the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia, both cognitive and academic, and include descriptions of the various tests that might be utilized in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment.


The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition. Abigail Marshall, $21.95

Learn the signs of dyslexia, and find the best treatment options for your child.

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Fish in a Tree. Lynda Mullaly Hunt, $22.99 (novel, ages 10-15)

Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people. Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive distractions.  She is afraid to ask for help; after all, how can you cure dumb? However, her newest teacher Mr. Daniels sees the bright, creative kid underneath the trouble maker. With his help, Ally learns not to be so hard on herself and that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. As her confidence grows, Ally feels free to be herself and the world starts opening up with possibilities. She discovers that there’s a lot more to her — and to everyone — than a label, and that great minds don’t always think alike.


The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People in the World Can’t Read and How They Can Learn. Ronald Davis, $18.95

Focusing on the distinctive learning style that is shared by most dyslexics, The Gift of Dyslexia provides the practical skills that remove the obstacles to learning and leads students of all ages to success.


How to Reach & Teach Children & Teens with Dyslexia. Cynthia Stowe, $37.99

This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.

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Hudson HATES School. Ella Hudson, $9.99

Hudson doesn't like school. In fact he HATES it. Most of all, he hates spelling tests. But one very different test helps Hudson understand what makes him special, and how school can be fun!


I Don't Like Reading. Lisabeth Emlyn Clark, $19.95

Meet Harry. Harry likes to play football, climb trees, and hang out with friends, but Harry doesn't like reading. That is until his teacher explains that Harry has dyslexia, which makes things like reading and writing particularly hard for him — and with help from his mum, teacher and an educational psychologist, Harry learns specific strategies for reading with dyslexia.

This delightful picture book for children aged 5-11 includes tips for reading with dyslexia and lovable, supportive characters who show that it's ok to discuss dyslexia and to seek help when needed.


The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People. Kate Power & Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth, $22.95

Dyslexia comes to life with visual imagery and colourful text in this new book on what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges. This beautifully designed book, complete with stunning visuals and gentle humour, approaches the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is and asking the reader how it applies to them, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do something amazing with their lives.

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An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals. Alan Hultquist, $25.95

This complete introductory guide to dyslexia is a must-read for parents of children with dyslexia, especially parents with children who are newly diagnosed, and for all those who work with dyslexic children and their families.


It’s Called Dyslexia. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Marta Fábrega, $9.50 (Ages 4–7)

The child in this story knows the alphabet, but she sometimes has trouble putting all the letters together to read words. No matter how hard she tries, she often mixes up the letters or writes them backwards. She’s unhappy until her teacher explains that she has dyslexia, and that with special help she will overcome her reading problem.


KNEES: the Mixed-Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia. Vanita Oelschlager, illustrated by Joe Rossi, $13.95

This encouraging book shows the ups and downs of life with dyslexia, from its symptoms to the reasons school can be hard for dyslexics.

The book is designed with consideration of the needs of the reader with dyslexia. The font Lexia Readable was chosen, along with the use of a cream colored paper to minimize contrast and show-through. The book is in the style and size of a chapter book, so that younger children and older children at low reading levels can read what seems to be an older child's book.

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The Little Book of Dyslexia: Both Sides of the Classroom. Joe Beech, $18.95

Written by a dyslexic student teacher, THE LITTLE BOOK OF DYSLEXIA references both personal experience and current research to highlight issues faced by people of all ages with dyslexia. From the early warning signs in the toddler and preschool years, through to university, this gem offers a number of strategies that can be used both inside and outside the classroom.


Living with Dyspraxia: a Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia. Mary Colley, $25.95

Living with Dyspraxia was written to help all adults with Dyspraxia tackle the everyday situations that many people take for granted. It is full of practical advice on everything from getting a diagnosis to learning how to manage household chores. Important topics are addressed, such as self-esteem, whether to disclose your condition within the workplace, how to communicate more effectively and also how Dyspraxia often interacts with other conditions, such as Dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome.


Making Dyslexia Work for You, 2nd Edition. Vicki Goodwin & Bonita Thomson, $47.50

Written for dyslexic adults or anyone who thinks they might be dyslexic, this bold and imaginative book is deliberately concise and easy to dip into. Over 100 topics from this book are also expanded upon in a dedicated online resource. This unique guide to overcoming the day-to-day difficulties associated with dyslexia will also be of great interest to employers, colleagues, teachers, friends and family of those with dyslexia.

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Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia: Practical Strategies for Teachers. Gill Dixon & Lois Addy, $61.50

Drawing on their considerable experiences of the syndrome, as well as current research findings, the authors help teachers and other education professionals to better understand the needs of a dyspraxic child. Through practical strategies, they show how teachers can make all the difference to a child's ability to succeed in the classroom, and case studies show how parents, teachers and therapists can work together to facilitate learning.


100+ Ideas for Supporting Children with Dyslexia. Gavin Reid & Shannon Green, $23.95

This book of ready-to-use activities and strategies is perfect for the non-specialist teacher in need of extra guidance, but will also offer new ideas and insights to teachers, parents and carers and anyone else working with a child or young person with dyslexia. There are also lots of additional ideas on topics including: • emotional literacy • peer support • periods of transition in the child's school life • developing phonic skills • exam preparation


Overcoming Dyslexia: a New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level. Sally Shaywitz, $24.00

Dr. Shaywitz, one of the world's leading experts on reading and dyslexia, translates cutting-edge research into an easy-to-follow plan of action for children and adults with reading problems. Includes exercises, teaching aids, information on computer programs, and many other invaluable resources.

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Quite Quiet Hannah: the World’s Greatest Artist. Jill Bobula & Katherine Bobula, $16.95

Dyslexia isn’t easy to live with, but Hannah finds that she excels at math and art and believes she can do anything she chooses to do!


Reversing Dyslexia: Improving Learning & Behavior without Drugs. Phyllis Books, $23.95

Dyslexia is often accompanied by social, psychological, and even physical issues that can make many everyday tasks seem unmanageable. Whether you suffer from dyslexia yourself or are the parent of a dyslexic child, dealing with the overall challenges of this learning disorder can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, mainstream treatment focuses mainly on compensatory techniques and workarounds, not a cure, leaving dyslexics feeling hopeless and stuck. In her new book, Dr. Phyllis Books offers a new approach to dyslexia and a convincing reason to hope again. By providing a modern perspective on dyslexia, this book lays the groundwork for significant improvements not only in reading but also in general learning ability, emotional stability, and psychological well-being.


School Success for Kids with Dyslexia & Other Reading Difficulties. Walter Dunson, $27.95

SCHOOL SUCCESS FOR KIDS WITH DYSLEXIA provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with reading. It includes information, assessments, and techniques that parents, teachers, and school administrators can use immediately to foster reading success. Through an understanding of how English words are constructed, how the brain processes language, and the differences that exist between learning styles, parents and teachers will gain keen insight into the processes of reading, reading acquisition, and reading instruction.

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The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child. Robert Frank & Kathryn Livingston, $21.95

In The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child, you will come discover what the dyslexic child goes through every day in their struggles with things you take for granted, such as reading, writing, memory, and following directions. Dr. Robert Frank takes the reader inside the emotions and frustrations of the dyslexic child and helps parents coach their child to:

  • Improve academic achievement
  • Get support from friends and family
  • Establish solid work and study habits
  • Focus on abilities and strengths
  • Set and meet personal goals
  • Build self-esteem and confidence

Self-Fulfillment with Dyslexia: a Blueprint for Success. Margaret Malpas, $25.95

Discover the ten key traits which people with dyslexia have harnessed in order to reach success and self-fulfilment. Dyslexia brings both challenges and the potential gift of a unique skill set — through a combination of academic research and case studies, this book shows how you can use all of this to your advantage. From increasing your self-esteem to imaginative problem solving, each of the ten secrets to success is explained and brought to life through interviews with accomplished people describing how they have profited from a single star characteristic in realizing their goals. Approach the obstacles of dyslexia pro-actively, and unlock your potential with this inspiring step by step guide.


The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia: Useful Stuff You May Not Learn at School. Alais Winton, $19.95

Written by a dyslexic college tutor for dyslexic students, this book contains a wealth of tips and advice to aid successful learning. With ways to improve reading, writing, numeracy and organisational skills, this book offers solutions to common problems and will empower students with dyslexia to help themselves.

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Studying with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition. Janet Godwin, $13.50

Full of practical advice and visual examples, this compact book provides learners with the tools and knowledge to work with their dyslexia. The book’s accessible layout and engaging style supports students with dyslexia and enables them to take control of their studies and learn in ways that are most effective for them. It covers all the core study skills, including reading, writing and revision, and includes guidance on how to manage time effectively. This is an ideal resource for students of all levels who want advice on how to manage their dyslexia in a positive way.


Supporting Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition. Hilary Bohl & Sue Hoult, $47.50

Supporting Children with Dyslexia provides valuable advice and resources for teachers, TAs and SENCOs supporting pupils on the dyslexic spectrum. This practical resource will help those who are looking for expert guidance and strategies, as well as providing a professional development tool which will encourage outstanding practice at all levels. Spanning pre-school, primary and secondary teaching, this book covers the key areas to be considered when supporting pupils with dyslexia, including:

  • how to identify a young person with dyslexia
  • practical strategies for pre-school, primary and secondary settings
  • useful advice to give to parents and carers of children and young people with dyslexia
  • useful materials for continual professional development

Featuring helpful checklists, templates and photocopiable resources, this book provides guidance and practical strategies for identifying and supporting young people with dyslexia that will be of use to teachers, TAs, and other educational professionals.


Take Control of Dyslexia & Other Reading Dificulties. Jennifer Engel Fisher & Janet Price, $23.95 (Grades 3–8)

TAKE CONTROL OF DYSLEXIA AND OTHER READING DIFFICULTIES is a unique guidebook written especially for kids with dyslexia and other reading difficulties to help them overcome their reading struggles and find success in school and beyond. This handbook addresses the fundamentals of reading for elementary and middle school students, speaking to students directly in easy-to-understand language with charts, graphs, and illustrations.

This book teaches kids what reading is all about. They will learn about the different skills involved in the reading process, why learning how to read can be difficult, tips for studying and completing homework more easily, and what kinds of strategies and technologies might help improve their reading abilities. By interviewing kids with dyslexia and reading difficulties, the authors offer insight into the frustrations that come with reading difficulties and provide encouragement to push forward to reading success.

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Taking Dyslexia to School. Lauren Moynihan & Tom Dineen, $16.95 (ages 7-10)

This beautifully illustrated and fun-to-read storybook simplifies and normalizes a complicated childhood condition. When read aloud, other children can identify why a peer may be treated differently and begin to empathize with them. In addition, children whose conditions set them apart as being different begin to feel accepted and safe.


The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Dyslexia. Gavin Reid & Shannon Green, $29.95

This practical guide helps educational assistants and support workers understand and to develop effective strategies for supporting and encouraging students with dyslexia.


Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science. Virginia Berninger & Beverly Wolf, $62.50

How can teachers provide effective literacy instruction for students with learning differences—while meeting the needs of all students in the class? This accessible textbook answers that question for every K–12 educator. Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia covers the three learning disabilities that require differentiated instruction (dysgraphia, dyslexia and oral & written language learning disability) and prepares educators to teach students with learning differences in explicit, reflective, and intellectually engaging ways.


Teaching Tips for Kids with Dyslexia. Sherrill Flora, $21.50

This teacher/parent resource has a wealth of practical ideas and teaching strategies that can help children with dyslexia and other reading disabilities become successful readers.

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That's The Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Dyscalculia Explained, 3rd Edition. David Grant, $50.30

About 1 in 20 individuals are dyslexic. This figure also applies for dyspraxia and ADHD. This fully revised edition of David Grant’s thought-provoking, insightful book develops our understanding of these specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions.

This new edition includes a brand-new chapter on dyscalculia. New sections also explore updates in the study of dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD as well as visualisation and synaesthesia, in the light of new data and research. These updates enable the reader to gain a fuller understanding of the sensory experiences and thoughts of individuals with specific learning differences.

The author takes a life-style approach to explain many of the everyday experiences and choices of individuals with specific learning differences, including sleep, sports, visualisation and creativity, and uses real life examples explained in the words of those with specific learning differences.

The accessible style of this book will immediately strike a chord with anyone with first or second-hand experience of specific learning differences. It is invaluable and insightful reading for those with specific learning differences as well as their parents and/or partner, teachers, teaching assistants and SENCos.


Understanding Dyspraxia: a Guide for Parents and Teachers, 2nd edition. Maureen Boon, $22.95

Maureen Boon draws on her considerable experience of working with children with movement disorders to identify the characteristics of dyspraxia, explaining assessment procedures and identifying what can be done to help. Understanding Dyspraxia is a concise yet comprehensive handbook for parents and teachers. Its clear structure and practical, positive advice will make it an invaluable resource for anyone involved with a dyspraxic child.


Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities: a Guide to Improving Coordination. Lisa Kurtz, $22.95

Children with learning disabilities often have coordination problems that make everyday activities such as mealtimes, dressing, playing sports, and learning to write challenging.

This accessible manual for parents and professionals offers advice on how to recognize normal and abnormal motor development, when and how to seek help and specific teaching strategies to assist children with coordination difficulties in succeeding in the classroom, playground, and at home. Full of practical help, this is essential reading for anyone caring for, or working with, children with developmental motor concerns.

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What Is Dyslexia? — a Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together. Alan Hultquist, $14.95

Designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children, the book provides information about all the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, trouble remembering how letters and words look, trouble finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. Includes clear examples which children will be able to understand, as well as activities for parents to do with their children.


When Your Child Has Dyslexia. Abigail Marshall, $8.99

Finding out that a child has dyslexia can be shocking and confusing - and thousands of parents get this disturbing news every day. Appearing as early as when a child is struggling to say “Mama” and “Dada,” dyslexia is a condition that will affect a child’s ability to read, write, and understand basic language construction — and for a parent, this can be a tough reality to take in. Covering information on every stage of diagnosis, treatment, and growth, this reference will help parents: teach children how to cope with educational, personal, and social difficulties; choose the right school and reduce academic struggles; maintain communication with their frustrated child; and more.

Providing parents with the invaluable information and resources they need, this book takes an in-depth look at the reality of the disability and manages to make sense of it for worried parents.


Why Can’t My Daughter Read? Success Strategies for Helping Girls with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties. Ellen Burns Hurst, $22.95

Specifically written for parents of girls who struggle with the reading process, WHY CAN’T MY DAUGHTER READ takes parents through the components of the reading process, then provides strategies, guidance, and real-life stories they can use to help their daughters succeed at (and learn to love) reading. Along with a discussion of the unique ways girls mask their reading difficulties from their parents, teachers, and peers, the book includes insight into the lives of struggling female readers by profiling young women who were undiagnosed with dyslexia and the challenges they faced as a result. In addition, myths and misconceptions about girls and reading will be debunked as readers discover the best methods and technologies they can employ to help their daughters overcome their reading challenges.

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Complete Booklist

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook: Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions. Sarah Hendrickx, $24.95

The Alphabet War: a Story about Dyslexia. Diane Burton Robb, illustrated by Gail Piazza, $10.99

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump: a Simple Exercise Program for Home and School. Geoff Platt, $25.95

Caged in Chaos: a Dyspraxic Guide to Breaking Free, 2nd Edition. Victoria Biggs, $27.95

Can I Tell You about Dyslexia? A Guide for Family and Professionals. Alan Hultquist, $15.95 (ages 7 and up)

Creative Successful Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories. Margaret Rooke, $19.95

Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System. Kelli Sandman-Hurley, $26.95

Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies. Maria Chivers, $25.95

The Dyslexia Checklist: a Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers. Sandra Rief & Judith Stern, $19.95

Dyslexia: a Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them. Gavin Reid, $40.95

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Mathematics: a Practical Guide. Anne Henderson, $61.50

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching, 2nd Edition. Virginia Berninger & Beverly Wolf, $64.95

Dyslexia and Early Childhood: an Essential Guide to Theory and Practice. Barbara Pavey, $55.90

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: a Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning. Ben Foss, $24.00

Dyslexia In the Early Years: a Handbook for Practice. Gavin Reid, $29.95

Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom Approaches for Assessment, Teaching and Learning, 2nd Edition. Gavin Reid, $68.50

Dyslexia Is My Superpower (Most of the Time). Interviews by Margaret Rooke, $20.95

Dyslexia, Learning and the Brain. Roderick Nicolson & Angela Fawcett, $20.50

Dyslexia and Mental Health: Helping People Identify Destructive Behaviours and Find Positive Ways to Cope. Neil Alexander-Passe, $39.95

Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: the Facts, 3rd Edition. Mark Selilowitz, $23.95

Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports & Interventions. Sandra Rief, $12.95

Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child’s Point of View. Jennifer Smith, $14.50

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. Brock Eide & Fernette Eide, $17.00

The Dyspraxic Learner: Strategies for Success. Alison Patrick, $33.95

The Effective Teacher’s Guide to Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Michael Farrell, $58.70

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention. Nancy Mather & Barbara Wendling, $60.00

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition. Abigail Marshall, $21.95

Fish in a Tree. Lynda Mullaly Hunt, $22.99 (novel, ages 10-15)

The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People in the World Can’t Read and How They Can Learn. Ronald Davis, $18.95

How to Reach & Teach Children & Teens with Dyslexia. Cynthia M. Stowe, $37.99

Hudson HATES School. Ella Hudson, $9.99

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I Don't Like Reading. Lisabeth Emlyn Clark, $19.95

The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People. Kate Power & Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth, $22.95

An Introduction to Dyslexia for Parents and Professionals. Alan Hultquist, $25.95

It’s Called Dyslexia. Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illustrated by Marta Fábrega, $9.50 (Ages 4–7)

KNEES: the Mixed-Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia. Vanita Oelschlager, illustrated by Joe Rossi, $13.95

The Little Book of Dyslexia: Both Sides of the Classroom. Joe Beech, $18.95

Living with Dyspraxia: a Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia. Mary Colley, $25.95

Making Dyslexia Work for You, 2nd Edition. Vicki Goodwin & Bonita Thomson, $47.50

Making Inclusion Work for Children with Dyspraxia: Practical Strategies for Teachers. Gill Dixon & Lois Addy, $61.50

100+ Ideas for Supporting Children with Dyslexia. Gavin Reid & Shannon Green, $23.95

Overcoming Dyslexia: a New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level. Sally Shaywitz, $24.00

Quite Quiet Hannah: the World’s Greatest Artist. Jill Bobula & Katherine Bobula, $16.95

Reversing Dyslexia: Improving Learning & Behavior without Drugs. Phyllis Books, $23.95

School Success for Kids with Dyslexia & Other Reading Difficulties. Walter Dunson, $27.95

The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child. Robert Frank & Kathryn Livingston, $21.95

Self-Fulfillment with Dyslexia: a Blueprint for Success. Margaret Malpas, $25.95

The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia: Useful Stuff You May Not Learn at School. Alais Winton, $19.95

Studying with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition. Janet Godwin, $13.50

Supporting Children with Dyslexia, 2nd Edition. Hilary Bohl & Sue Hoult, $47.50

Take Control of Dyslexia & Other Reading Dificulties. Jennifer Engel Fisher & Janet Price, $23.95 (Grades 3–8)

Taking Dyslexia to School. Lauren Moynihan & Tom Dineen, $16.95 (ages 7-10)

The Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Dyslexia. Gavin Reid & Shannon Green, $29.95

Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science. Virginia Berninger & Beverly Wolf, $62.50

Teaching Tips for Kids with Dyslexia. Sherrill Flora, $21.50

That's The Way I Think: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Dyscalculia Explained, 3rd Edition. David Grant, $50.30

Understanding Dyspraxia: a Guide for Parents and Teachers, 2nd edition. Maureen Boon, $22.95

Understanding Motor Skills in Children with Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, and Other Learning Disabilities: a Guide to Improving Coordination. Lisa Kurtz, $22.95

What Is Dyslexia? — a Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together. Alan Hultquist, $14.95

When Your Child Has Dyslexia. Abigail Marshall, $8.99

Why Can’t My Daughter Read? Success Strategies for Helping Girls with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties. Ellen Burns Hurst, $22.95

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