October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Groves Academy

This private St. Louis Park school, founded in 1972, offers specialized services for students in grades 1-12 diagnosed with learning disabilities and/or attention disorders.

Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year ranges from $27,120 to $28,160. 

The Learning Center at Groves is open to the public and offers fee-based tutoring, diagnostic services, career counseling, assistive technology and speech and language services, plus classes for parents. 

grovesacademy.org

952-920-6377

The PACER Center

Find information, classes and resources for parents of children with disabilities. 

pacer.org 

952-838-9000

Orton Gillingham Reading Specialists

This Edina-based company offers reading and spelling instruction to struggling readers as well as training and ongoing support for educators.

ogreadingspecialists.com

Here’s Hank

The New York Times’ bestselling series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver follows a boy who struggles with school because of his dyslexia.

Geared toward ages 6 to 8, it relies on an easy-to-read font designed especially for dyslexic readers known as Dyslexie. 

linoliver.com/books/heres-hank

Dyslexie

Did you know there’s a font that was specifically invented to help people with dyslexia?

You can install it on your electronic devices for free — and a variety of books feature the font as well (including the Here’s Hank series).

And the font’s not just for people with dyslexia: It reportedly helps all young readers “read faster, more easily and with fewer errors.” 

dyslexiefont.com

International Dyslexia Association 

This Upper Midwest Branch of this nonprofit organization covers Minnesota and the Dakotas and supports individuals with dyslexia and related, language-based learning disorders, as well as their families and educators.

umw.dyslexiaida.org

Understood

Created by a coalition of 15 nonprofit organizations, this informational site supports parents of children with learning and attention issues.

understood.org

Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota

This grassroots organization works to raise dyslexia awareness and improve resources for students with dyslexia in Minnesota public schools.

Members collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Education to create a 2015 informational guide for parents and teachers called Navigating the School System When a Student is Struggling with Reading or Dyslexia.

decodingdyslexiamn.org

Bookshare and Learning Ally 

Check out audio book subscriptions that dyslexic students can potentially get for free. 

bookshare.org

learningally.org

The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children with Dyslexia

Written in 2013 by Abigail Marshall — the mother of an adult son with dyslexia — this book tackles reading techniques and strategies for dealing with the disorder.

Marshall manages dyslexia.com, dyslexiatalk.com and dyslegia.com.

Read more about dyslexia here