Monday, October 7, 2013

BEST Websites for Dyslexia & Dysgraphia

The 2nd in a series of 5 articles with specific special needs resources
Updated November 2016

In last week’s article, we mentioned that this month was ADHD Awareness Month, and we provided our readers with some helpful ADHD website resources to commemorate the next 31 days---BEST Websites for AD/HD. That same article was the first in a series of five this month of October, also designated as Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. To continue our series AND address the needs of other learning disabilities, this week’s article will address some helpful resources for two other learning challenges---dyslexia and dysgraphia.

What Is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a lifelong challenge. This language-based processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. Dyslexia is not a sign of poor intelligence or laziness or the result of impaired hearing or vision. Children and adults with dyslexia have a neurological disorder that causes their brains to process and interpret information differently.
(Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities---NCLD: Please see website link to follow below here.)

Studies show that individuals with dyslexia process information in a different area of the brain than do non-dyslexics. Many people who are dyslexic are of average to above-average intelligence.
(Source: The International Dyslexia Association---IDA: Please see website link to follow below here.)

What Is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing, which in itself requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills. Dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting and putting thoughts on paper. People with dysgraphia can have trouble organizing letters, numbers and words on a line or page. This can result partly from:

Visual-spatial difficulties: trouble processing what the eye sees
Language processing difficulty: trouble processing and making sense of what the ear hears
(Source: National Center for Learning Disabilities---NCLD: Please see website link to follow below here.)

We hope that the website resources listed below for dyslexia and dysgraphia will be helpful to you or to someone you know.

BEST Websites & Resources for Dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

Articles and Resources for Dyslexia from

800+ Dyslexia Resources & Support---ALL in 1 Place!
from Brennan Innovators, LLC

BEST Websites & Resources for Dysgraphia

The International Dyslexia Association

Dysgraphia from National Center for Learning Disabilities

Dysgraphia from LD Online

Dysgraphia from Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

Articles and Resources for Dysgraphia from

Handwriting Problem Solutions from Handwriting Problem Solutions, LLC

200+ Dysgraphia Resources---ALL in 1 Place---Brennan Innovators, LLC

For information on customizable tools for dyslexia & other reading challenges: Tools for struggling readers of all ages! Info & support for struggling readers

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  1. very informative Joan. Work well done.

  2. Dear Nancy,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to give your good input here! We're pleased you found our article here to be informative. Hope you have an opportunity to utilize some of the free resources included in this post.

    Thank you again---AND Happy Reading, Nancy!

    Joan M. Brennan
    Brennan Innovators, LLC