Information and resources
Top picks for dyslexia information, advice & advocacy...
DSF provides advice and support to families and educators on successful literacy acquisition, evidence-based practice, and the strategies most likely to improve literacy outcomes for all students. Lots of free information and resources.
Code Read is a national advocacy group with a vision for all people with dyslexia to be understood, acknowledged, empowered and to have equal access to opportunity. They have heaps of great resources and events, so check out their website!
Empowering young people and adults with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.
Oodles of information and resources for parents and teachers from the NZ Dyslexia Foundation.
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. It is a membership organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all.
Shaping the world for difference. Understood is dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work.
IDA Dyslexia Handbook - what every parent should know.
The Australian Federation of SPELD organisations (Specific Learning Disabilities). Lots of information, resources and links.
The Australian Dyslexia Association is concerned with the well being, identification and treatment of those with dyslexia and related differences and challenges.
Top picks for effective teaching of reading information and resources...
Empowering educators, speech pathologists and parents to understand and implement evidence-based reading and early writing instruction for both children and adults. Trainer Linda McKillop runs courses in Tasmania (as well as around AUSNZ).
La Trobe Science of Language and Reading short courses running fairly regularly.
The Science of Language and Reading – An Introduction (July-August): https://www.latrobe.edu.au/.../the-science-of-language...
The Science of Language and Reading – The Secondary School Perspective (Aug-Sept): https://www.latrobe.edu.au/.../the-science-of-language...
Jocelyn is a former teacher whose aim is to deliver the simplest, most practical professional learning opportunities to help teachers and teams implement structured literacy in their classrooms. Jocelyn offers professional learning so you will learn to fully implement the Science of Reading to get every child in your class reading without worksheets, guessing strategies or tears.
Click here to visit Five From Five, for information on best practice literacy teaching approaches.
Lyn Stone uses research, evidence and linguistics to produce programs, methods and texts for students, teachers and educators worldwide.
Learning the building blocks of words - sounds and their spellings. By Alison Clark (Speech Pathologist with a Masters in Applied Linguistics).
Teaching children the first steps or reading and spelling.
Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can use these free resources to help support the Letters and Sounds phonics programme. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the British Department for Education and Skills. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills and prepare children for learning to read by developing phonic knowledge and skills.
MultiLit is a private company which was spun out of Macquarie University in 2006. MultiLit is a leading provider of effective literacy instruction in Australasia. Programs are grounded in scientific evidence-based best practice.
Each book is published with suggestions on how parents, tutors and teachers can get the most out of the book. SPELD SA provides phonic readers free of charge that suit a variety of ages and abilities.
Share and download worksheets and activities to assist students who learn differently.
This graphic shows a lot of Apps and what they can assist with.