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Reading and Reading Disorders: For Patients and Consumers

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Visit the Learning Disabilities and Disorders A-Z page for more resources that are relevant to parents and caregivers of those with any type of learning disability.

General Information

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    The NINDS Dyslexia Information Page provides general information on dyslexia, its treatment, and NINDS clinical trials related to reading disorders.
  • Language-Based Learning DisabilitiesExternal Web Site Policy
    This page, written by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, describes the symptoms of language-based learning disabilities (such as reading disorders), their diagnosis and treatment, and other relevant information.
  • FAQ About DyslexiaExternal Web Site Policy
    This page, written by the International Dyslexia Association, discusses what dyslexia is, its causes, its treatments, and other general information about reading disorders.

Services, Resources, and Support

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
    OSEP offers services and assistance to support those with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities.
  • Parents Technical Assistance Center NetworkExternal Web Site Policy
    Supported by OSEP, the Network can help parents learn about their children’s reading or other disabilities, assist them with connecting with and talking to professionals about their children’s disabilities, and help them understand the laws and policies related to education for a child with a disability such as dyslexia.
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)External Web Site Policy
    IDA is an international organization whose purpose is to pursue and provide the most comprehensive range of information and services that address the full scope of dyslexia and related difficulties in learning to read and write. Its website offers a range of information and resources for those with reading disorders, parents of children with these disorders, and professionals.
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)External Web Site Policy
    LDA is a volunteer organization with state and local affiliates.
  • National Center for Learning DisabilitiesExternal Web Site Policy
    Resources include information for parents and individuals with learning disabilities. The center also promotes research and programs to foster learning and advocates for policies to strengthen educational rights.

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Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.

Last Reviewed: 02/28/2014
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