Please note that DD-OR does not officially endorse, represent, or have a legal connection with any of the resources listed below. These are websites, films, and books that many parents found useful in their personal searches for information on and about dyslexia.  Can’t find the local resources you are looking for, email us!  We will put you in touch with other families to help find what you need!

Oregon Tutors and Assessment Providers

Decoding Dyslexia Resource Directory
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Questions to Ask a Prospective Tutor

IDA list of Oregon Providers |

Oregon Organizations and Resources

FACT-Oregon, Family and Community Together  |

Oregon Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ORBIDA) |

OrFirst – Community Parent Resource Center  |

Disability Rights Oregon |

Assistive Technology Lab at Community Vision |

Local Community Groups 

Alameda Dyslexia Community |

Lake Oswego Parent Dyslexia Community | Facebook page no longer active

Beaverton Parent Dyslexia Community |

Decoding Dyslexia Kid’s Network |

National Organizations and Resources

National Right to Read Foundation | Website on Reading Instruction

Bookshare |

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia |

Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc |

Dyslegia: A Legislative Information Site  |

International Dyslexia Association |

Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D) |

LD Online |

National Center for Learning Disabilities |

Proactive Parent  |

Understood |

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy |

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity  |   (For teachers:

Getting Started

Dyslexia: The First 100 Days |

Information Sharing and One Page Profiles 

Understood | 8 Tips for Talking to Your Child’s Teacher About Dyslexia

Author Unknown |  My Instructional IEP and ACCOMMODATIONS Template

FACT Oregon – Person Centered Plans |

Films on Dyslexia

Dislecksia – The Movie  |

Embracing Dyslexia  |  (free online video)

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia  |


APM Reports: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

APM Reports: Kids with Dyslexia are not getting what they need in American Public Schools

APM Reports: In Ohio, parents demand change for dyslexic kids

NPR Series: Unlocking Dyslexia

Book Resources

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.;  Vintage (2005) — A great book that explains what dyslexia is and gives parents tools for helping their children become fluent readers. One of the most helpful and informative books that most parents read early in their journey that really open their eyes and pointed them in the right direction to seek the help their kids needed.

Essentials of Assessment and Intervention by Nancy Mather & Barbara Wendling;  John Wiley & Sons (2013) — A great book for teachers that provides practical e step-by stepinformation on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of both cognitive and academic – this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia.

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss; Ballantine Books (2013) — A great book for parents that gets down to the heart of the matter; how to empower children with dyslexia. The author from personal experience knows that our kids will learn to read and write, but it is their feeling of self-worth and empowerment that will facilitate their life long success. This is a must read!

Parenting a Struggling Reader by Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats; Broadway (2002) — This book helped explain how school systems work and provided real-world practical guidance on how to understand and work within the framework of the public school system. It also helped us understand the need to sometimes look outside public schools for additional resources.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam Wright and Pete Wright; Harbor House Law Press (2006) — Realizing that your child has an LD (or any disability) can set parents off on a roller coaster of emotions. This fabulous book helped us distinguish facts from emotions in order to properly document the facts and best advocate for our daughter.

The Human Side of Dyslexia: 142 Interviews with Real People Telling Real Stories About Their Coping Strategies with Dyslexia by Shirley Kurnoff; London Universal, (2001) — Just as the title says, this book is packed with real stories by people with dyslexia. While many books on dyslexia focus on the mechanics of the learning disability, this is the human story of the people who live with it. Through their stories we learn their strategies and tools for coping with the reading disability. Many of the stories are inspirational and will be a comfort to parents who worry about their child’s future.

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge; Penguin Books (2007) — An astonishing new science called “neuroplasticity” is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock L. Eide M.D. M.A. and Fernette F. Eide M.D., Plume (2012) — In this groundbreaking book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how 20% of people—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.