Dyslexia Informational Handbook– Guidance for local School Systems


For an overview of dyslexia and classic warning signs:

From Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley at the Dyslexia Training Institute, here’s a great overview of dyslexia

From Susan Barton at Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, here is a video describing the classic warning signs of dyslexia

The documentary, Embracing Dyslexia, is a moving exploration of dyslexia from an insiders perspective and features interviews with researchers, adult dyslexics and parents.

Looking to have your child evaluated?  Here are some options:


Anyone interested in receiving services may contact:
Phone: 828-227-2473
Scottish Rite

Syllables (Reading Assessment)

Regents Center for Learning Disorders

PO Box 8019-Cone Hall
Georgia Southern University
Phone: (912) 478-0100
Fax: (912) 478-5380

Additional Resources

International Dyslexia Association – National Site

International Dyslexia Association–Georgia Chapter 

 Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia 

Learning Disabilities Online    LD OnLine is the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

National Center for Learning Disabilities   The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is committed to ensuring that all students with learning disabilities graduate from high school with a standard diploma—prepared for college and the workplace.

National Reading Panel  In 1997, Congress asked the Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)* at the National Institutes of Health, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, to convene a national panel to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.

 The Georgia Learning Resources System  The Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS) is a network of 17 centers throughout Georgia that provide training and resources to educators and parents of students with disabilities. GLRS Provides Ongoing, Effective, Professional Learning!

 Wrightslaw  Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development   The NICHD was established by President John F. Kennedy, with the support of congress, in 1962 to study the “complex process of human development from conception to old age.”

 National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities  Information on IDEA, early intervention service and special education.

 Misunderstood Minds (PBS)  Millions of American children struggle in school daily because of serious learning problems. The causes are often unknown, specific problems can be difficult to pinpoint, and the long-term effects hard to predict.

Georgia Reading Association      The Georgia Reading Association is a membership organization whose mission is promoting literacy.

Georgia Department of Education (Information on Dyslexia)    The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems..

  Parent to Parent of Georgia    Parent to Parent of Georgia offers a variety of services to Georgia families of children with disabilities

  Bright Solutions for Dyslexia   A resource of free online videos that help explain what dyslexia is and suggest classroom accomodations for kids with dyslexia

  Headstrong Nation–     Founded by Ben Foss in 2003, Headstrong Nation aims to end the isolation of the world’s largest (it’s true!) disability group by providing information about dyslexia, self-advocacy and new technologies.

 Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity   The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity serves as a nexus for research on dyslexia, and is as well a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

Study Tips and Resources from the Maryville University website……..a resource suggested by a student researcher. (Thanks Noah!)


Accommodations for New GA Assessment


Article on “How to Find the Right Tutor” Questions to ask when interviewing tutors:


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