Information for Parents

Suggestions for Parents of Students Identified with Dyslexia:
*Learn more about dyslexia
*Understand your child's strengths and challenges and help your child understand them.
*Collaborate with educators
*Support your child.
     -Share reading experiences as a family by listening to books and stories while in the car or reading aloud to your child.
     -Provide audio books when your child needs to understand the text, but the reading level is too difficult.
    -Explore a variety of learning experiences such as museums, historical sites, community events and other opportunities for learning. 
    -Assist your child with organization of time, student area, and materials. 
    -Praise your child frequently and specifically for good effort as well as for success in a variety of areas, not just school work.

Reading Suggestions for Parents:
The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child by Robert Frank

Overcoming Dyslexia:  A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, MD

Straight Talk about Reading by Susan Hall and Louisa Moats

Basic Facts about Dyslexia and Other Reading Problems:  What Everyone Ought to Know by Louis Moats and Karen E. Dakin

Educational Care:  A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Differences at Home and in School

Smart Kids with School Problems by Priscilla Vail

Reading Suggestions for Children about Dyslexia:
It's Called Dyslexia by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos & Nuria Roca

I Have Dyslexia by David P. Hurford  ---There are a girl and boy versions of this book.

How Dyslexic Benny Became a Star:  A Story of Hope for Dyslexic Children and Their Parents by Joe Griffith

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Charlie's Challenge by Ann Root and Linda Gladden

The Hank Zipzer Series:  I Got a "D" in Salami and More by Henry Winkler 

The Alphabet War by Diane Burton Robb

I Have Dyslexia. What Does That Mean?  by Shelley Ball-Dannenberg and Delaney Dannenberg

If You're So Smart, How Come You Can't Spell Mississippi by Barbara Esham

Summer Reading Logs
Summer Reading Log:  Young Child DownloadSummerReading_Log_Younger_Kids_ENG.pdf
Summer Reading Log - Older Student:  DownloadSummerReading_Planner_Older_Kids_ENG.pdf

Beginning Reading Intervention Ideas for Parents
English Reading Intervention Ideas
Spanish Reading Intervention Ideas
A Child Becomes  a Reader 

Free Audiobooks for Kids: 
1.  Free Audiobooks
2.  Free Audiobooks

Free Phonics Games Online:  
Phonics Games
Phonics Bloom

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