The Extreme Cost of Excluding Dyslexia from Teacher Teacher Training
Dyslexia affects up to 20% of the population, yet teacher education programs -at all levels-do not include dyslexia. The effect is on children’s mental health.
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Organizations & Helpful Sites

Illinois Dyslexia Resources

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

  • Illinois Dyslexia-Focused Organizations
  • Evaluations & Screening
  • Dyslexia Remediation
  • Emotional Support
  • Attorneys & Advocates

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Advocacy and Legal

Dyslexia Teacher Training


  • 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


What I Wish Teachers Knew About Dyslexia

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 the REI class.

Illinois Schools for Bright Kids with Dyslexia

  • Hyde Park Day School
  • Wolcott School
  • Brehm Academy

Boys Scouts of America Special Needs Accomodations

Summer Camps for Kids with Dyslexia