4 Must-Have Books for Your Teacher Toolkit to Support Students with Dyslexia

The challenge of dyslexia is better understood than ever before, thanks to neuroscience and research. The following featured books serve as invaluable resources for educators seeking to enhance their teaching strategies for students with dyslexia.

1. Overcoming Dyslexia: Second Edition

by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathan Shaywitz M.D.

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Distinguished for their expertise in reading and dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz and Jonathan Shaywitz present the latest research and evidence-based practices in this second edition of “Overcoming Dyslexia.” A pragmatic guide, this book equips educators to comprehend, identify, and address reading challenges.

2. The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

by Brock L. Eide M.D. M. A., Fernette F. Eide M.D.

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“The Dyslexic Advantage” offers indispensable guidance for parents, educators, and dyslexic individuals themselves. Delving into strengths inherent to the dyslexic learning style – such as material reasoning, interconnected reasoning, narrative reasoning, and dynamic reasoning – the book underscores the value of these attributes in fields ranging from architecture and science to literature and economics. Through prescriptive advice and compelling testimonials, this paradigm-shifting work dispels the notion that dyslexia is solely a hindrance.

3. Dyslexia Outside-the-Box: Equipping Dyslexic Kids to Not Just Survive but Thrive

by Beth Ellen Nash

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Drawing upon her extensive experience with dyslexic students ranging from ages 3 to 21, Beth Ellen Nash provides a comprehensive resource in “Dyslexia Outside the Box.” This enlightening books offers insights into understanding the minds of these students and delves into the intricate workings of their unique cognitive processes, often referred to as their “outside the box” thinking.

4. Conquering Dyslexia: A Guide to Early Detection and Intervention for Teachers and Families

by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.

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In “Conquering Dyslexia,” Dr. Jan Hasbrouck delves into instructional approaches that resonate most effectively with dyslexia students. With a keen exploration of various dimensions of the disorder, she imparts valuable insights to both parents and educators. The book’s focus on early detection and intervention underscores the importance of nurturing dyslexic learners’ potential.

By integrating insights, tools, and methodologies from these texts, teachers can create a more inclusive and impactful learning environment. Consider adding one or all of these books to your teaching toolkit to make a lasting difference in the lives of dyslexic students.

Teia Hoover Baker is an educator, published author, and entrepreneur. She is an innovative, devoted educator whose career has been dedicated to coordinating programs that support struggling learners. Her passion is meeting students where they are and guiding them to excel. Her main focus is always what is best for children. Teia holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s of Education. In her spare time, she enjoys being Lovie to her growing grandchildren.

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