In response to distance learning models necessitated by the Covid-19 outbreak, a number of educational organizations have been sharing free or reduced-cost resources for families and educators.
As a service to families, the HRS Learning Center has compiled a list of available resources that focus on supporting students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences (LBLD).
The HRS Learning Center does not officially endorse any of these particular resources or their publishers. Our intent is to offer a collection of resources most likely to be relevant and useful for families of LBLD students who wish to supplement the work and resources offered by classroom teachers.
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Understood.org, an advocacy group “dedicated to growing and shaping a world where everyone who learns and thinks differently feels supported at home, at school, and at work” offers suggestions for learning at home as well as student activities, and a variety of other resources for parents.
Really Great Reading, a “research-based, interactive, explicit, structured, and multisensory” teaching materials company, has an extensive page of Student Practice Tools and Activities.
The Florida Center for Reading Research, a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University, is making available free downloadable activities for a variety of components of reading, divided into grade level groups (K-1; 2-3; 4-5)
Literary Resources, publishers of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum, is offering free assessments and resources for at-home phonemic awareness practice.
WABIDA (Washington State Branch of the International Dyslexia Association) is offering reading, math, writing, and other videos with tips and advice for parents who are helping their students with distance learning.
Logic of English, an educational resource publisher, is launching an online series of short video courses for its Foundations program, which will be available free of charge to schools and families during school closures.
Winsor Learning, a provider of Orton-Gillingham-based programs and training for K-12 educators, is offering a free, printable “Sonday System Parent Empowerment Pack” that will allow parents to teach three weeks of reading lessons at home.
The Slingerland Institute has a useful collection of Homework Tips on their website, which can also be helpful for managing work at home.
Things to Know About Assistive Technology During Distance Learning by Jamie Martin. This recorded webinar, hosted by IDA, provides many useful learning tools and links to help struggling readers dealing with difficulties due to distance learning.