Literacy instruction should adhere to the guidelines provided by the National Institute for Literacy. These guidelines can be found in a pamphlet called Put Reading First, which can be downloaded free – click here to download pdf. These guidelines emphasize five crucial aspects of reading instruction, including phonemic analysis, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and text comprehension.

Spelling and Writing Programs:

  • Neuhaus Scientific Spelling
  • Spellography
  • Step up to Writing

Voice Recognition Software.  Dragon Naturally Speaking


The Rocky Mountain branch of the International Dyslexia Association – provides a forum for parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia and researchers to share their knowledge about the disorder. This branch offers workshops and resources to increase and improve public awareness about dyslexia.

Learning Ally – free membership to individuals; access to digitally recorded books as well as other resources.

The Florida Center for Reading Research – information about research-backed reading resources.

The National Association for Gifted Children (202-785-4268)

Scholarships and Financial Aid, a website dedicated to conducting data driven and unbiased research about topics that can help make an impact in people’s lives.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities


Overcoming Dyslexia, by Sally Shaywitz.  Further information about specific evidence-based reading programs;  also provides a good deal of other information about understanding dyslexia and its treatment.

They Say My Kid’s Gifted: Now What? , by F. Richard Olenchak