A step by step guide of where to begin assessing for dyslexia
Dyslexia and the Law Fact Sheet
A guide to understanding your legal rights in Australia
Dyslexia and Mental Health Fact Sheet
Understand how Dyslexia affects Mental Health and ways you can help
Dyslexia and the Vision Myth
Read the evidence that Dyslexia is not related to Vision! Avoid the Vision therapies for Dyslexia.
Dyslexia - Fact Sheet for Primary school teachers
A great fact sheet for Primary School Level
Dyslexia - Fact Sheet for Secondary school teachers
A great fact sheet for secondary school level
Dyslexia and Structured Literacy Fact Sheet
A Fact Sheet that explains the evidence supporting Structured Literacy for the teaching of reading
Evidence Based Reading Programs and Methods
A Fact Sheet that helps you understand the reading programs and methods that are evidence based for the teaching of reading and suitable for dyslexic style learners.
Dyslexia and Mathematics Fact Sheet
Gain a better understanding of how Dyslexia can affect Mathematic ability and an introduction to Dyscalculia.
Dyslexia and Tutoring Fact Sheet
Looking for a tutor? This Fact Sheet will set you on the right path.
Dyslexia Advocacy Fact Sheet
What is advocacy and where to advocating for those with dyslexia
Decodable Readers Fact Sheet
Wading through the possibilities of Decodable Readers
Evidence Based Literacy Instruction Fact Sheet
Understand the meaning of Evidence Based Literacy Instruction
Individual Learning Plans Fact Sheet
What is an Individual Learning Plan
Tips for Managing Dyslexia in the Workplace
Workplace tips for those with Dyslexia and Employers of staff
Starting the School Year with Dyslexia Fact Sheet
Information to help at the start of a new school year or for those on the beginning of their journey into advocacy for a student
7 Tips for meeting with your child's school
7 ideas on what to ask during meetings with your child's school.
11 Questions for Dyslexia Friendly Schools
11 questions to help you understand what your school does or doesn't offer for dyslexic students.
Helping Children with their Reading
Code Read Dyslexia Network Member Lyn Stone of Lifelong Literacy shares valuable insight into helping children with their reading.
Code Read Dyslexia Network Overview Fact Sheet
An overview of what Code Read wants and why we are here.
Fact Sheet Dyslexia and Working Memory
Dyslexia and Working Memory
RANZCO Official Statement on Irlen Syndrome
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Opthamologists (RANZCO) statement on Irlen Sydrome.
Dyslexia Friendly Accommodations by Neil Mackay
Neil Mackay's tips for Dyslexia Friendly Accommodations
Signs of Dyslexia in Adults
The information in this resource is thanks to the International Dyslexia Association and the Dyslexia Speld Foundation in WA.
Learning Passport Example
This is an example of what a Learning Passport for your child or student can contain.
Dekker Delves into Dyslexia
Founding Member of Code Read Dyslexia Network Belinda Dekker's hard hitting factual blogs are all about Evidenced based literacy instruction for every child in every classroom.
Filling the Pail
Greg Ashman is a teacher, blogger and PhD candidate living and working in Australia. Greg’s background is as a UK educated Maths teacher and he has a broad depth of knowledge around evidence based teaching practices. His writings are clear, comprehensive, and loaded with evidence.
The Snow Report
Prof. Pamela Snow is a registered psychologist who originally trained as a speech pathologist and is currently Head of the Rural Health School at Latrobe University, Bendigo. Pam has a passion for evidence based practice and intervention for Australia’s most vulnerable children; her writings are awesome, punchy, and packed with evidence
The Confident Teacher
Alex Quigley is Director of Huntington Research School, York, UK. Alex is also a Research School Developer for the Education Endowment Foundation supporting research in schools. When he’s not doing research school work, Alex can be found teaching English as well writing edubooks and articles for TES and Teach Secondary magazine.
Speech Pathologist Alison Clarke's Blog is all about learning the building blocks of words – sounds, their spellings, and word parts
The No-Nonsense Educator
The No-Nonsense Educator Joceyln Seamer,
promoting teaching practices that ensure learning for all.
What is systematic synthetic phonics?
Short Film with Steven Capp (Bentleigh West PS Principal)
Bentleigh West Primary School is a Lighthouse Melbourne School
How the Brain Learns to Read - Prof. Stanislas Dehaene
Free Learning Difficulties Including Dyslexia webinars | Spelfabet
Spelfabet is Melbourne based
Bill Hansberry films
Bill is based in Adelaide South Australia
David A Kilpatrick - Reading in the Rockies Conference
The Reading League
Outside the Square Youtube Documentary Series
This 3 part series is an Australian made documentary by Dyslexia Advocate and Code Read Dyslexia Network Founding Member Tanya Forbes
A short inspiring (Australian) documentary
AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents
AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Teachers Guide
Reading Instruction and Phonics: Theory and Practice for Teachers
Stephen Parker, 2018
Oz Phonics Free Downloads
Nomanis is a website, blog, and home to some updated versions of the much loved (but no longer supported by Macquarie University) MUSEC Briefings – now called Nomanis Notes.
Phonics International Free Resources
Debbie Hepplewhite is a former teacher, special needs teacher and headteacher. Debbie has campaigned extensively over many years to achieve national and international, research-informed, systematic synthetic phonics teaching in primary schools. There are a number of free resources on this site along with low cost training options
Australian Dyslexia Association
The Australian Dyslexia Association is concerned with the well being, identification and treatment of those with dyslexia and related differences and challenges.
Five From Five
Five from Five's focus is teaching reading effectively in every classroom, every day.
Learning Difficulties Australia
LDA is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data of School Children with a Disability
What is the Legislation (The Disability Discrimination Act 1992) , what is the schools obligations and what are parents roles and responsibilities.
Royal Australian College of Opthamologists Position Statement - no scientific evidence to suggest that Irlen Syndrome exists
Full Joint Statement of American Academy of Opthamology
Joint Statement: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision - Reaffirmed 2014
RANZCO - No Scientific Evidence for Irlen Syndrome
No scientific evidence that Irlen Syndrome exists, say ophthalmologists
Role of the Opthamologist in the management of Dyslexia
Lyn Stone of Lifelong Literacy has a few great books
Reading for Life, Spelling for Life & Language for Life
Dyslexia Advocate! Kelli Sandman-Hurley
Uncovering the Logic of English
Uncovering the Logic of English by Denise Eide is great as is the whole website.
Language at the Speed of Sight by Mark Seidenberg
by Dr Sally Shaywitz
This book is for Everyone Who Struggles to Read!
Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results.
The Dyslexic Advantage
Brock L Eide MD MA & Fernette F Eide MD, The mission of Dyslexic Advantage is to promote the positive identity, community, and achievement of dyslexic people by focusing on their strengths.
Proust and the Squid
The story and science of the reading brain.
Dyslexia Empowerment Plan
Author, activist & entrepreneur. Ben teaches people how to turn shame into hope, helping them feel more connected and authentic.
Making Sense of Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders
Caroline Bowen and Pamela Snow This book is aimed at both parents and professionals, the authors discuss non-evidence-based interventions and explore the science - or lack thereof - behind the interventions and suggest evidence-based alternatives that enjoy stronger scientific support.
ABC TV's Behind the News Rookie Report from Eliza
BTN's Rookie Reporter Eliza explains dyslexia in an easy to understand way. This is highly recommended for young people who've just received a formal identification of dyslexia. Great illustration that dyslexia is neurological, not the result of being dumb!
What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley
Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.
See dyslexia differently
This animation seeks to preempt misconceptions among young audiences by shedding light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.
Dyslexia Explained: What's It Like Being Dyslexic?
What's it like being dyslexic? This video is based on the real life story of Nessy creator, Mike Jones.
People with dyslexia need a different approach, spreading awareness in schools is one of the main ways of doing this.
Overcoming Dyslexia, Finding Passion: Piper Otterbein at TEDxYouth@CEHS
When Piper was in first grade, she was diagnosed with a learning disability. While Piper struggled throughout elementary school, it was not until 7th grade that this disability was identified as dyslexia.
Lex & Me Book
This book presents the story of a child's journey in finding out about dyslexia but also works as a wonderful reference for both parents and teachers.
International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The IDA is the peak international body that supports education and research on behalf of people who learn differently. The IDAs mission is: To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.
There are numerous resource you will find helpful here.
International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction (IFERI)
IFERI is a not-for-profit organisation. It includes researchers, educators and parents from around the world. The aim of the IFERI is to contribute to raising standards of literacy in the English language based on robust research and high-quality instruction in the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. There is a great blog, factsheets, and comprehensive research files available here.
Understood began with a dream to give parents everywhere access to the kind of resources usually only available to a few. Then 15 nonprofits came together to make that dream a reality. There are many great articles, videos etc here. CRDN wants to be like Understood when we grow up!
Made by Dyslexia
We’re a global charity led by successful (and famous) dyslexics. Our purpose is to help the world properly understand and support dyslexia.
Australian Parent Survey on the Education of Students with Dyslexia
September 2016 Australian Parent Survey