Resources

We have sifted through the mine of information and resources out there so you don’t have to. This is the best of the best.

Our Fact Sheets for you to Download

Parent Fact Sheet

A step by step guide of where to begin assessing for dyslexia

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Dyslexia and the Law Fact Sheet

A guide to understanding your legal rights in Australia

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Dyslexia and Mental Health Fact Sheet

Understand how Dyslexia affects Mental Health and ways you can help

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Dyslexia and the Vision Myth

Read the evidence that Dyslexia is not related to Vision! Avoid the Vision therapies for Dyslexia.

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Dyslexia - Fact Sheet for Primary school teachers

A great fact sheet for Primary School Level

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Dyslexia - Fact Sheet for Secondary school teachers

A great fact sheet for secondary school level

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Dyslexia and Structured Literacy Fact Sheet

A Fact Sheet that explains the evidence supporting Structured Literacy for the teaching of reading

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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.

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Dyslexia and Mathematics Fact Sheet

Gain a better understanding of how Dyslexia can affect Mathematic ability and an introduction to Dyscalculia.

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Dyslexia and Tutoring Fact Sheet

Looking for a tutor? This Fact Sheet will set you on the right path.

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Dyslexia Advocacy Fact Sheet

What is advocacy and where to advocating for those with dyslexia

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Decodable Readers Fact Sheet

Wading through the possibilities of Decodable Readers

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Evidence Based Instruction Fact Sheet

Understand the meaning of Evidence Based Instruction

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Individual Learning Plans Fact Sheet

What is an Individual Learning Plan

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Tips for Managing Dyslexia in the Workplace

Workplace tips for those with Dyslexia and Employers of staff

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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

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Bloody Brilliant Blogs

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.

dekker.dyslexia.wordpress.com

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.

gregashman.wordpress.com

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

Pamelasnow.blogspot.com.au

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.

theconfidentteacher.com

Spelfabet Blog

Speech Pathologist Alison Clarke's Blog is all about learning the building blocks of words – sounds, their spellings, and word parts

www.spelfabet.com.au/blog

The No-Nonsense Educator

The No-Nonsense Educator Joceyln Seamer,
promoting teaching practices that ensure learning for all.

nononsenseeducator.home.blog

Videos to watch and learn

What is systematic synthetic phonics?

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Video with Steven Capp (Bentleigh West PS Principal)

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How the Brain Learns to Read - Prof. Stanislas Dehaene

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Free Learning Difficulties Including Dyslexia webinars | Spelfabet

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David A Kilpatrick - Reading in the Rockies Conference

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The Reading League

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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

Outside the Square Film 1 - Understanding and Identifying Dyslexia

Outside the Square Film 2 - Targeted teaching for students with Dyslexia

Outside the Square Film 3 - The Explicit Teaching of Language and Literacy

Other Resources that you really must check out

AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Guide for Parents

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AUSPELD Understanding Learning Difficulties: A Teachers Guide

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Reading Instruction and Phonics: Theory and Practice for Teachers

Stephen Parker, 2018

Google Drive Documents

Oz Phonics Free Downloads

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Nomanis

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.

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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

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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.

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Five From Five

Five from Five's focus is teaching reading effectively in every classroom, every day.

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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.

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NCCD

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.

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RANZCO

Royal Australian College of Opthamologists Position Statement - no scientific evidence to suggest that Irlen Syndrome exists

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Key Books that are well worth a read

Lyn Stone of Lifelong Literacy has a few great books

Reading for Life, Spelling for Life & Language for Life

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Dyslexia Advocate! Kelli Sandman-Hurley

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Uncovering the Logic of English

Uncovering the Logic of English by Denise Eide is great as is the whole website.

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Language at the Speed of Sight by Mark Seidenberg

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Overcoming Dyslexia

by Dr Sally Shaywitz
This book is for Everyone Who Struggles to Read!
Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful results.

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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.

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Proust and the Squid

Maryanne Wolf
The story and science of the reading brain.

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Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

Ben Foss
Author, activist & entrepreneur. Ben teaches people how to turn shame into hope, helping them feel more connected and authentic.

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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.

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Great Resources for Explaining Dyslexia to Children

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We recommend checking out these International Groups/Organisations

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.

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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.

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Understood

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!

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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.

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Surveys and Data

Australian Parent Survey on the Education of Students with Dyslexia

September 2016 Australian Parent Survey

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