RESOURCES

 
 
 

Education Resources

Books on Dyslexia

  1. "Smart but Scattered" by Peg Dawson, EdD, and Richard Guare, PhD
  2. "Overcoming Dyslexia" by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
  3. "Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate For a Child with Dyslexia Within the Public School System" by Kelli Sandman-Hurley
  4. "The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan. A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning" by Ben Foss
  5. "The Dyslexic Advantage. Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain" by Brock L. Eide, M.D., MA and Fernette F. Eide, M.D.
  6. "Special Education Law" by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq., and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
  7. "From Emotions to Advocacy. The Special Education Survival Guide" by Pam Wright and Pete Wright
  8. "All About IEP's. Answers to Frequently asked Questions About IEP." by Peter W.D. Wright, Esq., Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW and Sandra Webb O'Connor, M.Ed.

Websites, Training & Information

  1. decodingdyslexiamd.org
  2. understood.org (check out the parent tool kit https://www.understood.org/en/about/search-results?q=IEP%20binder )
  3. wrightslaw.com
  4. ASDEC - The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center, http://asdec.org
  5. Parents Place of Maryland, https://www.ppmd.org
  6. SECAC - Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee
  7. IDA - International Dyslexia Association, http://dyslexiaida.org (check out the fact sheets https://dyslexiaida.org/fact-sheets/
  8. MANSEF.org Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities
  9. Baltimore Child Magazine July Issues are usually the "Special Needs" edition and will list camps, schools, testing and evaluation centers
  10. Dyslexia First 100 Days: A Guided Tour - https://www.dyslexiafirst100days.com/
  11. YouTube Video - What is Dyslexia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafiGBrFkRM

School Resources

Maryland State Department of Education - Partners for Success Baltimore City Public Schools

Michelle Grant - Thornton

mgrant@bcps.k12.md.us

443 - 642-3848

Locate an office in your school district

The MSDE division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) maintains a network of local Family Support Services Coordinators that assist parents of children with