Resource  Lists

Educators and families must have access to trusted resources, and we want to help you find trusted resources to be successful in supporting students with dyslexia. When it comes to building your own knowledge, it’s important to choose resources that are up-to-date and aligned with the research on dyslexia and the science of reading.  We have compiled our list of local and national resources, professional development, and support programs.

You may see a  resource in multiple categories, and the links will open in a separate window.






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Oklahoma Resources

Oklahoma is making gains in supporting students with dyslexia. The Oklahoma State Department of Education has been a partner in many of our activities over the last ten years and continues to have dedicated educators within the department. 

National Resources

The National Resource site we trust to help parents and educators learn and advocate for students. 

  • Academic Language Therapist Association (ALTA) ALTA is the credentialing organization for maintaining the standards of education for academic language therapy programs, including CALTs and CALPS.
  • Bookshare is free to qualified U.S. schools and students through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Bookshare focuses on the challenge of access to reading materials for people with print disabilities. For sighted people, technology makes access to information easier; for people who are blind, it makes access possible. 
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) The purpose of IDA is to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write. . . In a way that creates hope, possibility, and partnership. So that every individual has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated.
  • Center for Effective Reading Instruction The Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI), an affiliate of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is pleased to offer professional certificates and certifications to qualified individuals teaching and supporting reading in public and private general, remedial, and special education settings. 
  • National Center on Intensive Intervention NCII’s mission is to build district and school capacity to support implementation of intensive intervention, or data-based individualization, in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs.
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) The National Center for Learning Disabilities is the leading online resource for parents and educators on learning disabilities and related disorders.
  • National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers from the University of Oregon, Florida State University, and RMC Research Corporation.
  • Learning Ally is a membership organization supporting people with dyslexia and print disabilities. Audiobooks and parent support services help students do better in school and give parents access to experts who can help.
  • Understood provides resources and support so people who learn and think differently can thrive — in school, at work, and throughout life.
  • Wrightlaw is the leading website about special education law and advocacy, with thousands of articles, cases, and free resources about hundreds of special education topics, books by Peter Wright and Pamela Wright, and special education law and advocacy training.

YouTube learning

YouTube can be a great resource for learning. This is our recommended list, but beware, there are videos on YouTube that share inaccurate information that may pop up due to YouTube algorithms.  


Podcasts can be a great way to learn while walking or commuting.  Most of these are geared toward parents or educators, but Brain On is for students with an episode on Dyslexia.

Books & Journals

Educators and researchers have provided abundant knowledge and understanding in books about dyslexia and reading. We can draw upon these books to continue our learning.

  • Books
    • Assistive Technology in Special Education: Resources to Support Literacy, Communication, and Learning Differences 3rd Edition Assistive Technology in Special Education, Joan Green
    • Dyslexia advocate! How to advocate for a child with dyslexia within the public education system. Kelli Sandman-Hurley.
    • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia, 2nd Edition. Virginia Berninger Beverly Wolf
    • Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. David Kilpatrick.
    • Explicit Instruction. Anita Archer
    • Language at the speed of sight: how we read, why so many can’t, and what can be done about it. Mark Seidenberg.
    • Multisensory teaching of basic language skills, 4th Edition. Judith Birsh.
    • Proust and the Squid: the story and science of the reading brain. Maryanne Wolf
    • Reading in the Brain: The new science of how we read. Stanislas Dehaene.
    • Speech to Print. Louisa Moats
    • Student-Focused Coaching. Jan Hasbrouck and Daryl Michel
    • Structured Literacy Interventions. Louise Spear-Swerling
    • The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A blueprint for renewing your child’s confidence and love of learning. Ben Foss. 
    • The Reading Comprehension Blueprint. Nancy Hennessy
    • The Writing Rope: A Framework for Explicit Writing Instruction in All Subjects 1st Edition. Sedita, Joan  Sedita.
    • Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction. Marcia K. Henry.
    • Wrightslaw: All About IEPs
    • Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition 
    • Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition
    • Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, 2nd Edition 
  • Journals