General information


Dyslexia Handbook What Every Family Should Know. 2014. International Dyslexia Association.  This handbook contains useful information including the characteristics of dyslexia, what it is and what it isn’t, and also provides information on valid assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas and a vast array of resources. The handbook contains information that will be useful throughout a child’s life, from elementary school through college.

Dyslexia in the Classroom What Every Teacher Needs to Know. 2013. International Dyslexia Association.

Foundations for Literacy: An Evidence-based Toolkit for the Effective Reading and Writing Teacher. 2008. Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

Put Reading First. The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read. 2001. U.S. National Institute for Literacy.

Teaching Children to Read- an evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading. 2000. Report of the U.S. National Reading Panel. U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Development.

Identifying and teaching children and young people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.  2009. An independent report from Sir Jim Rose to the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, U.K.

The Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read- A Framework. 2000. by Sebastien Wren, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.  This document provides a  framework for the elements involved in learning to read.


Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention
by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling (2011)

Basic Facts about Dyslexia
by L.C. Moats & K.E. Dakin (2007)
(available from the International Dyslexia Association)

Overcoming Dyslexia
by Shally Shaywitz

Reading and the Brain


Proust and the Squid
by Maryanne Wolf (2008)

Reading in the Brain
by Stanislas Dehaene (2009)

Structured literacy instruction


Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills
by Judith R. Birsh (2011)

Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book
by Suzanne Carreker & Judith R. Birsh (2011)

Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers
by Louisa Cook Moats (2010)

Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers
by Louisa Cook Moats (2011)

Unlocking Literacy
by Marcia K. Henry (2010)