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1. Tips for Parents – download booklet and for IEP meetings, check this list out at – http://adayinourshoes.com/printable-list-of-strategies-sdis-for-your-iep-meeting.
2. The International Dyslexia Association provides parents with a comprehensive handbook among other resources. We received a copy of this on November 6, 2014: IDA Dyslexia Handbook What Every Family Should Know.
3. Learning Ally’s Website: This site has great resources for parents including articles. They also have a library of audio books that your child can listen to, and there are webinars, videos, parent services, and much, much more.
4. The Yale University for Dyslexia & Creativity Website: Like Learning Ally, this site has tons of resources for parents to learn ways to help your child. Including articles like this one:
5. The National Center for Learning Disabilities Website: Another similar site that is a must for parents with any type of learning disability is the NCLD. Here is an article you may want to check out to get started on what this site has to offer:
6. Suggested iPad Apps for Students with Dyslexia – http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/apps more suggestions can be found in the Tips for Parents booklet above.
7. Directions for Activating Audio on Your iPad:
All iPads have assistive technology called Speak Selection to read web pages, iBooks, and other text out loud.
Turning on: Press the Home Button to go to the home screen.
Tap Settings. In the left menu, if General is not already selected, tap it. In the right pane, scroll to bottom. Tap Accessibility. On the right, in the first set of Vision choices, find Speak Selection. If it says Off, tap on Speak Selection. In the pane on the right, slide the Off button the other way to turn it On. Below that, adjust the Speaking Rate slider to a speed that’s comfortable to you.
Using: Return to the screen you’d like read. To select text…Tap and hold a word in the section you would like read. Until it highlights or a magnifying glass appears. Hold the blue circle on the top left of the selected word. Until all the text is highlighted.
In the pop-up menu that appears, tap Speak. You will hear your selected text read aloud.
Turning off: If you would like to turn the feature off, go back to the Accessibility pane in Settings, then turn Speak Selection off.
8. The British Dyslexia Association has several resources available online as well. The suggestions for helping your child with homework is just one of them: http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/parent/homework-tips
9. Do you have a middle grader who doesn’t like to read? Harper and Collins may have some ideas for books they will enjoy. Go to http://harpercollinschildrens.tumblr.com/search/flowchart or print out this poster with suggested book titles for middle grade children based on their interests. ~ Middle Grade Suggested Reading Flow Chart
10. Other websites that may be helpful:
More information will be added to this site as we find sources that may be helpful. We welcome suggestions for tips and resources. Just email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And don’t forget to check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensDyslexiaCenterSouthernIllinois. We regularly post ideas on this page as well as communicate with current, past, and future families.