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Progress in reading instruction requires a better understanding of the English spelling system

There is an overwhelming consensus in the research community that systematic phonics is best practice for early reading instruction in English. That is, children should be explicitly taught the associations between graphemes and phonemes before learning other aspects of their writing system, including the important role that meaning plays in organizing spellings (through morphology andetymology).

One of the largest repositories for parents who seek information about learning and attention issues.  Educator-focused repository coming soon.

Maharashtra Dyslexia Association

If I can’t learn the way you teach, will you teach me the way I learn?

Maharashtra Dyslexia Association is a not-for-profit organisation committed to securing the rights of students with Dyslexia (also known as a ‘Specific Learning or Language Disability’) to an appropriate education. MDA was started in March 1996 by a group of parents and professionals with a view to creating awareness about Dyslexia within the educational community and

The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty

From Dr. Hart: High school dropout turned Harvard faculty member Todd Rose talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential. This is a critical message for all of us who work with or live with people who learn differently. Audience: AllSkill-level: All Learn more and watch the TED Talk by

Speech to Print by Louisa Cook Moats

From Dr. Hart:  Whether you are an educator or a parent, Louisa Moats’ Speech to Print should be an absolutely essential book in your library.   This resource is by far the best reference text for understanding how language processing is linked with reading. As noted early on in the book, the connection between language processsing

Journey Into Dyslexia

From Dr. Hart:  Journey into Dyslexia is another exvellent video that helps all of us understand what dyslexia really feels like, what causes it and perhaps most importantly explodes many of the myths associated with our common misunderstandings.   Audience: Parents, Educators, Family MembersSkill-level: All audiences All audiences About Journey Into Dyslexia Oscar-winning filmmakers Alan

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention by Nancy Mather and Barbara Wendling

From Dr. Hart: Nancy Mather and Barbara Wendling have the ability to write clearly about potentially complex issues related to dyslexia assessment and intervention.  The book serves as an excellent reference text and provides a common language for understanding and communicating about reading problems. Audience:  Educators and ParentsSkill-level: Entry Level to Intermediate Level About Essentials

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties by David Kilpatrick

From Dr. Hart:  David Kilpatrick’s book is a recent addition to the literature regarding assessment and treatment of dyslexia.  It serves us well as a bridge between the science of reading and how we go about testing and intervention. Rightly so, he calls into question several longstanding assumptions that require a closer look at learning

Embracing Dyslexia

From Dr. Hart:  This hour-long documentary dives into the social and emotional impact of dealing with dyslexia and the numerous misunderstandings that lead to frustration, confusion and even anger.  The directors deftly use personal stories to help others more deeply understand the experience of the dyslexic person. You may also visit and check our online