Dyslexia Support Group

The following information is provided by members of the ASPED Family Support Group: Dyslexia Support Group.
If you'd like to share resources that have helped you, please email 

General Information:
Decoding Dyslexia CA - Is Your Child Struggling in School


    • The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning by Ben Foss (2013)
    • Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz (2008)
    • The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Dyslexia by Abigail Marshall (2004)
    • Teaching Students with Dyslexia & Dysgraphia by Virginia Berninger & Beverly Wolf (2009)
    • Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child's Point of View by Jennifer Smith (2009)
    • Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other Neurological Disorders by Dr. Robert Melillo (2009)
    • The LCP Solution: The Remarkable Nutritional Treatment for ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dispraxia by Jacqueline Stordy and Malcom Nicholl (2001)
    • Smart but Scattered; The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential By Peg Dawson & Richard Guare (2009)
    • Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science by Virginia Berninger, Ph.D.(2009)
    • DyslexiaLand:A Map and Guide for Students, Parents & Educators by Cheri Rae
    • The Gift of Dyslexia, by Ronald Davis

This is by no means an exhaustive list but provides some of the most common accommodations students with dyslexia find. 
    • More time for homework and tests
    • Reduced level of class and home work (i.e. 10 spelling words vs. 20)
    • Audio books 
    • Dictation software (Dragon, CoWriter)
    • Oral testing (vs. written responses)
    • Check out the Dyslexia Toolkit  from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The accommodations section and the interview with Ben Foss were worth sharing.


Research supports Orton-Gillingham based systems for students with Dyslexia. There are many intervention systems available that are based on the work done by Doctors Samuel Orton & Anna Gillingham. These systems are multi-sensory, sequential and phonics based. Some of the most popular Orton-Gillingham based systems are listed below:
*These are systems that are strong in phonics but may not be as effective for students with Dyslexia.

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PAST Meetings and Materials:

Dyslexia Support Group Meeting

October 12, 2016

6:30pm at Franklin Elementary School, Alameda

Come learn more about language based learning issues like Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia during our brief simulation event followed by a discussion of tools and technology you can use with your child to promote positive learning experiences and academic success.

Students are encouraged to attend and participate!

Dyslexia Support Group Meeting: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Franklin Elementary, Alameda
6:30pm - 8pm

The Dyslexia Support Group, a committee of ASPEDPSG, provides resources and support to students and their families.

Please check here for meeting dates, resources and reference materials.

If you would like to be added to the Dyslexia Support Group's email list, please email a request to alamedaspedpsg@gmail.com