Books Every Dyslexia Educator Should Own

dyslexia resources Oct 21, 2021

Hi friends. One of my favorite places to go is into bookstores. Ever since I was little, I have loved walking the aisles of books, the smell of opening a new book, and the ability to write in my books (gasp!). For this reason, I tend to purchase just about every book I can find on my passions, especially literacy and dyslexia.

If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have seen the collaborative reel that was put together highlighting just a few of our favorite books as dyslexia educators. Plus, I love working with other educators and supporting dyslexia and education! I had many requests to put them into a list, so here you are, plus a few more of my favorites!
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
This book is a game-changer and one that I recommend every single person in education or a parent of a child with dyslexia read. When I read this thirteen years ago, it blew me away, and the fact there was so much research surrounding the brain and dyslexia available and yet had not reached the education world was shocking. If you want to start learning about dyslexia, this is the book to get.
Conquering Dyslexia by Jan Hanbrouck, Ph.D. is a quick read for both parents and educators that covers dyslexia, instructional approaches, and current information surrounding dyslexia.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf, a cognitive neuroscientist, writes about the neurobiological approach to reading.
The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide takes a look at the advantages of dyslexia, such as spatial reasoning, insightful connections, storytelling, and creativity.
Teaching Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia by Virginia W. Beringer and Beverly J. Wolf addresses instructional approaches to meet the needs of all students.
Dyslexia & Spelling by Kelli Sandman-Hurley Ed. D. dives into the interplay of reading, spelling and dyslexia, and how we can use spelling errors to aid in our understanding and instruction.
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills by Judith R. Birsh is a go-to for many dyslexia training programs. Full of research and instructional strategies across all areas of structured literacy and literacy strands.
Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read by Stanislas Dehaene digs into the neuroscience behind reading and reveals the hidden logic of spelling and reading.
Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf provides an informative and thoughtful look at how digital technologies impact how we think and feel.
Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention by Barbara J. Wendling and Nancy Mather provides a practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helping individuals with dyslexia.
DyslexiaLand: A Field Guide for Parents of Children with Dyslexia by Cheri Rae provides parents with strategies to help navigate the school system, methods to use with their children, and other supports.
Teaching Reading Sourcebook (Core Literacy Library) provides both theory and application to implement instruction.
The Gillingham Manual: Remedial Training for Students with Specific Disability in Reading, Spelling, and Penmanship by Anna Gillingham is another book often required reading in dyslexia training.
As for me, I ran out of space on my bookshelves long ago, but it hasn't stopped me from adding to my collection!
You can find a more extensive list on my Amazon page under Dyslexia Books for Educators + Parents. *Affiliation
Have a great week!

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