Bike Riding for Kids with Dyslexia


Dyslexia can make learning to ride a bike especially difficult. Our group attended the REI store's "How to Ride a Bike" class at the recommendation of one of the moms in DBN, and it was a success! We highly recommend REI's class.


Films


What I Wish Teachers Knew About Dyslexia (short film)

Dyslexia Buddy Network


The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia
Available on Netflix
By James Redford and Windy Borman

Journey Into Dyslexia

HBO Documentaries

Embracing Dyslexia

Luis Macias (member of our Buddy Network)


Illinois Dyslexia Resources  


The families of Dyslexia Buddy Network have contributed to this valuable compilation that includes: 

  • Illinois dyslexia-focused organizations 
  • Evaluations and screening
  • Dyslexia remediation
  • Emotional support 
  • Attorneys and advocates


Download the PDF here.​











​​​​Organizations & Helpful Sites


Decoding Dyslexia


Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity


Dyslexia Training Institute


Dyslexic Advantage


Understood.org


Headstrong Nation


University of Michigan Dyslexia Help


Reading Rockets


Marianne Sunderland's HomeschoolingwithDyslexia.com


Learning Ally


William Van Cleave


​Assistive Technology for Dyslexia - Jamie Martin


Advocacy & Legal


COPAA: Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys


Wrights Law 


Wrights Law: Illinois yellow pages for kids


Dyslexia Teacher Training 


ALTA: Academic Language Therapists Association


Academic Language Therapist Training


IMSLEC: The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council

IDA: International Dyslexia Association


Susan Barton's Bright Solutions for Dyslexia


Wilson Language System



Books

Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan, Ben Foss

​The Dyslexic Advantage, Brock and Fernette Eide


All About IEPs, Wrights Law


Dyslexia Advocate, Kelli Sandman-Hurley


A Guide to Helping Your Child at Home, Diana Hanbury King


​Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, Judith Birsch


Proust and Squid, Dr. Maryanne Wolf


High School Dropout to Harvard, John Rodrigues


​My Dyslexia, Phillip Schultz

Profiles of Success, Yale Center for Dyslexia





​​​Illinois Schools for Bright Kids with Dyslexia