RESOURCES

  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) The be all and end all for everything you want to know about dyslexia with several local chapters. They host an annual convention including a family convention within their main conference program.
  • Linda Mood Bell Academy and Processes Linda Mood Bell was highly recommended by a neuro-psychologist we worked with as having some positive results. I was told (we do not have a local center) that If you have a local center in your area your kid can get services for a few hours at a tutoring center and then go back to their school.
  • The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education Orton-Gillingham (OG)is the original and most researched multi-sensory program. I’ll stick my neck out and say that it is the gold standard of multi-sensory education. You can hire OG tutors or even have reading specialists or teachers (and possibly parents) trained. Wilson and Alphabetic Phonics are derivatives of Orton-Gillingham.
  • The Kildonan School The Kildonan School is the oldest school for dyslexics in the world. They offer OG tutoring for students in Grades 2-12 and also have a summer camp, Camp Dunnabeck.
  • University of Michigan The Dyslexia Help Center is a website with a pleuthora of information on anything you want or need to know about dyslexia. They list and describe current apps and technology.

 


LOCAL TO THE CAPITAL REGION

  • A Different Way in Reading (Schenectady, New York) This local resource uses the Alphabetic Phonics multi-sensory program. Alphabetic phonics is based on OG. This program is a three-year commitment. They have a sliding scale so that anyone who is screened and accepted into the program can attend. My daughter and a few people I know graduated from this program. The tutors are outstanding.
  • Decoding Dyslexia New York A grassroots movement to persuade local and federal government for better laws to identify and serve dyslexic people. Several states have their own chapters.