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You may also want to look at our Resources and Activities Page for strategies to help your child with reading at home.

See our Glossary page for common terms used in reading and instruction.

Resources for Families and Children with Special Needs

National Center on Improving Literacy - Your source for improving outcomes for students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.

Understood.org - Interactive information for parents of children who are struggling to learn.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - Explanation of law ensuring services to children with disabilities

Educational Equity - Section 504 Parent Guide - Summary of law for providing services to students who may not qualify for IDEA

A Parent's Resource Guide to Learning Disorders - List of learning disabilities with definitions and website links.

Latino Network - Positively transforms the lives of latino youth, families, and communities.

Family Preparedness Plan - English version of resource packet for immigrant families.

Family Preparedness Plan - Spanish version of resource packet for immigrant families.


Vision Therapy

International Dyslexia Association - Information about Vision Therapy and ChromaGen colored lenses.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Joint Technical Report - Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision.


Resources for Children’s Literature

Eugene Public Library - Local library resource, Eugene, OR

Springfield Public Library - Local library resource, Springfield, OR

Library 2go - The Oregon Digital Libary Consortium. Find ebooks and audio books from your local library.

Hoopla Digital - Also connected to the Eugene Public Library. Download ebooks and audiobooks for free.

Bookshare - An Accessible Online Library for people wiht print disabilities. Must register and pay for an account or get a "Proof of Disability" form for a free account. Access to more than 300,000 books with text and audio.

Library of Congress - Kids section of Read.gov

International Children's Library - Be sure to select the appropriate language when you search

Loyal Books - Free public domain audiobooks and ebooks.

KidsReads - Books for kids, reviewed by kids, and more.

Horn Book - Book lists and award winners

Children's Literature - Providing book reviews of children's and young adult books.

Goodreads - Find reviews and recommendations for children's books

Newbery Medal - Information on Newbery Medal Award winning books

Reading Rainbow - Information and videos based on the TV series



International Dyslexia Association - Resources for professionals and families dealing with individuals with reading disabilities

Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Oregon IDA

Learning Disabilities Association of America - Resources for professionals and families dealing with individuals with learning disabilities (including reading disabilities) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder