Reading Assist. This Delaware based program which uses a multisensory approach to teaching reading is very popular.
Official home page of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills. DIBELS testing is used in Delaware for assessing young children’s reading skills.
Lindamood-Bell’s programs stimulate basic sensory functions related to learning and are recognized as being effective in the instruction of dyslexia, hyperlexia, autism, and learning disabilities in general.
Great site on the Orton-Gillingham approach for the treatment of dyslexia.
National Reading Panel was created by Congress, the National Institutes of Health, and the Secretary of Education, to assess the effectiveness of different approaches used to teach children to read.
Big Ideas in Beginning Reading focuses on the five BIG IDEAS of early literacy: phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency with text, vocabulary, and comprehension. With determination, vigor, and reliance on validated research, the goal of all children reading by the end of third grade will be reached.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The Reading Rockets project is comprised of PBS television programs, available on videotape and DVD; online services, including the web sites ReadingRockets.org and ColorinColorado.org; and professional development opportunities. Reading Rockets is an educational initiative of WETA, and is funded by a major grant from the U.S. DOE, OSEP.
International Reading Association
International Dyslexia Association
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) is a federally funded research and development center focused solely on adult learning. NCSALL’s efforts are dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma.
This website is focused on imagining and realizing the full literate citizenship of young children with significant disabilities in inclusive early childhood programs.
Each community-based Children’s Reading Foundation responds to the unique needs and opportunities of its region by reaching out to parents, and others who provide primary care for children, with information, resources, activities and encouragement.
Susan Barton’s site is related to dyslexia. She offers seminars and other training materials. Her site has come good basic facts on dyslexia.
This is the National Center for Learning Disabilities reading program.
Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) was set up to push a reading initiative in Florida. It has a good Parents page, Detailed Evaluations of Reading Programs and much more.
Succeed to Read is a site developed by a reading teacher who co-founded a tutoring program to help disadvantaged kids learn to read.
The Literacy Project is a partnership with Google, the Literacy Campaign and UNESCO. Not surprisingly, the site has strong search capabilities to help you find lots of things about reading and literacy world-wide.
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement from the University of Michigan.
Dyscalculia (math), Dyslexia (reading) and Dysgraphia (writing) resources.
On-line forum with discussions related to discalculia
Free, printable English as a Second Language (ESL) worksheets by teachers for teachers