Articles and Additional Resources
A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention (RTI) from The National Center for Learning Disabilities
RTI is not a special kind of program or book. It is a way to help all students succeed, including struggling learners. Ultimately, the goal of RTI is to prevent failure and make all students successful learners. The RTI process might also be called Responsiveness to Intervention or Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) depending on the state or school district. Whatever the name, parents play a critical role in RTI, just like any other successful school initiative.
IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
This handbook not only contains invaluable information like the characteristics of dyslexia, what it is and what it isn’t, but also provides information on valid assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas and a vast array of resources. Further, 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
The purpose for this vital resource is to open the door to a better understanding of dyslexia, address the myths and misconceptions and provide educators key information. We encourage you to share the kit with administrators, educators, parents, the medical profession and other interested parties.
DYSLEXIA: Fact and Fiction by Meg Porch, M.A., CCC-SP, CALT
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability. This article addresses specific details related to dyslexia.
Embracing Dyslexia: The Interviews, by Dr. Ken Pugh
With a focus on cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging, Dr. Pugh researches the development of language and reading and how it effects children who experience difficulties. Dr. Ken Pugh is President, Director of Research and a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also the Director of the Yale Reading Center.
Knowledge and Practice Standards for Classroom Teachers and Dyslexia Specialists
The components of structured literacy outlined by the International Dyslexia Association.
On Winning a Nobel Prize in Science by Claudia Dreifus
Dr. Carol W. Greider, 2009 Nobel laureate for medicine who has dyslexia discusses her problems in school and how she overcame them.
Tracing Business Acumen to Dyslexia by Brent Bowers
A study concluded that dyslexics were more likely than non-dyslexics to excel in oral communication and problem solving and to own two or more businesses.
Washington State Dyslexia Resource Guide
A collaboration between The Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WABIDA) and the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
The Library Project – Denver Public Library
Our Branch donates materials to the Denver Public Library for region-wide circulation.
Joint Technical Report – Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision (reaffirmed 2014)
A collaboration between The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Ophthalmology and Council on Children with Disabilities, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and American Association of Certified Orthoptists.
Assistive Technology 101
by Jim Sandstrum, MA, CCC-SLP, Business Services Coordinator of Assistive Technology Partners at the University of Colorado.
Assistive Technology Supports for Students with Learning Disabilities
by Jim Sandstrum from Assistive Technology Partners.
iPad Apps for Literacy Instruction, 2013
by Elaine Cheesman, Ph.D.
Dyslexia Workarounds: Creativity Without a Lot of Reading
Wall Street Journal: Many successful dyslexics point to audiobooks as a big help to their success.
Read & Write for Google Docs
A new CHROME extension designed for students with dyslexia or learning disabilities and for struggling readers and English Language Learners.
Movie and Video Library
The Big Picture – Rethinking Dyslexia: HBO documentary that shows the dyslexic experience through the eyes of children, experts and iconic leaders at the top of their field. Understand how dyslexia can be a gift as well as a challenge. To schedule a showing, see our Lending Sponsorship Agreement here. Click here to preview the film.
Demystifying Dyslexia: Documentary with Bruce Jenner about the challenges of living and learning with dyslexia. Click here to preview the film.
Journey into Dyslexia: HBO documentary featuring profiles of dyslexic students and adults who share their experiences of struggling in school and then succeeding in life. Click here to preview the film.
How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop: Experience the frustration, anxiety, and tension (F.A.T.) faced by children with learning disabilities. What it is like to have LD? Click here to preview the film.
What the Silenced Say – An Evening with Jonathan Mooney: A candid talk with Jonathan Mooney focusing on LD students’ perspectives, including a question and answer session. Contact us for more information.
Children of the Code: Free online video collections for educators and families. Click here to view the videos.
Helpful Web Sites
The International Dyslexia Association – Provides resources for professionals and families dealing with individuals with reading disabilities.
The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators – Established and authorized expressly to set and maintain professional and ethical standards for the practice of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and to certify teachers and to accredit instructional programs that meet these standards.
Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) – A national professional member organization dedicated to the remediation of written language skills and certification of individuals trained in the remediation of written language skills.
Audio Information Network of Colorado – AINC is a not-for-profit organization and provides free access to recorded programming, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AINC’s mission is to provide news and information in audio format for the blind, low vision and print disabled community of Colorado.
Assistive Technology Partners – Provides support materials to facilitate assistive technology use for home, school, work and play.
Colorado Talking Books Library – A free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides audio, Braille and large-print books and magazines.
C.C.L.D. – The Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities (CCLD) provides resources to support a collaborative effort between general education, special education, families and related professionals. We believe all students can engage in higher-level learning through the implementation of evidenced-based instructional practices.
The Dyslexia Toolkit – An Essential Resource Provided by the National Center for Learning Disabilities
C.H.A.D.D. – Provides support and advocacy for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Children’s Hospital Colorado – Department of Audiology, Speech and Learning Care
Dyslexia Resource Group – Provides education, support, and voice for families of students with dyslexia in the Denver metro area
Great Schools – Provides information, tips, activities, and tools that help parents get the best possible education for their children.
Learning Ally – Provides recorded copies of reading materials including books and textbooks and have an extensive library in several convenient formats.
Learning Disabilities Association – Provides information, resources and support for individuals with learning disabilities.
LD OnLine – Provides resources for parents and teachers on attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
National Center for Learning Disabilities – Provides information about learning disabilities, such as checklists, guides, videos, podcasts, Ask the Experts and FAQs.
Reading Rockets – Provides monthly newsletters with reading resources in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
Teaching Reading Is Rocket Science: What Expert Teachers of Reading Should Know and Be Able to Do (Moats, L. C.,1999. Washington, DC: American Federation of Teachers.)
This foundational report reviews the reading research and describes the knowledge base that is essential for teacher candidates and practicing teachers to master if they are to be successful in teaching all children to read well. Developed by the American Federation of Teachers(AFT).
Wrightslaw – Provides parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys with accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.