Resources on Special Education in Texas

Through a Child's Eyes


International Dyslexia Association


Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity


LD Online


Learning Disabilities Association


Talking Book Program 

The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides library services free of charge to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities.  The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in multiple languages. 

Dyslexia Recommended Books


    All Kinds of Minds

    by Melvin Levine
    Students come to understand their mind's unique features, learn about getting help from others, helping themselves, and building on their strengths.     
  • How to Reach & Teach Children & Teens with Dyslexia

    by Cynthia Stowe
    This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.     
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    Overcoming Dyslexia

    by Sally Shaywitz
    Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs-many of them in her own laboratory, Dr. Shaywitz discusses early diagnosis in young children as well as the dyslexia in older children, young adults, and adults. Explaining the mechanisms underlying dyslexia and how research led to effective treatments for each age group, Dr. Shaywitz instructs parents in what they can do year-by-year, grade-by-grade, step-by-step for a dyslexic child. She lays out a home program for enhanced reading; guides parents in choosing the best school for their child and in working with teachers; and suggests ways of raising and preserving the child's self-esteem.      

    Parenting A Struggling Reader

    bLouisa Moats and Susan Hall
    The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty.
    According to the National Institute of Health, ten million of our nation’s children (approximately 17 percent) have trouble learning to read. While headlines warn about the nation’s reading crisis, Susan Hall (whose son was diagnosed with dyslexia) and Louisa Moats have become crusaders for action. The result of their years of research and personal experience, this book provides a revolutionary road map for any parent facing this challenging problem.  

    Straight Talk About Reading

    by Louisa Moats and Susan Hall
    Today's parents are increasingly concerned about the reading and spelling skills taught in schools and are taking charge of their children's education. Full of ideas and suggestions­­--from innovative preschool exercises to techniques that older children can use to increase reading speed and comprehension-this book will instantly help any parent lay a solid foundation for their child's formative educational years.    

    Taking Charge of ADHD

    by Russell Barkley, PhD.
    *A step-by-step plan for behavior management that has helped thousands of children. *Current information on medications, including coverage of Strattera and extended-release stimulants. *Strategies that help children succeed at school and in social situations. *Advances in research on the causes of ADHD. *Practical advice on managing stress and keeping peace in the family. *Descriptions of books, organizations, and Internet resources that families can trust.     
  • The Dyslexic Scholar

    by Kathleen Nosek
    Veteran educator Kathleen Nosek tells parents the secrets to successfully navigating today's school system and ensuring that dyslexic children receive the quality education they are entitled to by law. Includes a definition of dyslexia, how to identify it, how to get your child evaluated and more.