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Week 1 Required Resources


Feifer, S. G. (2021). The neuropsychology of reading disorders: A compendium of research-based intervention. School Neuropsych Press, LLC.


  • Chapter 1 - TheNeuroscience of Reading (pp. 7-38)
  • Chapter 8 - Two Sub-types of Dyslexia (pp. 39-74)

Read the following chapters in the Sadoski text: 

  • Chapter 4: What? The Fundamental Competencies of Reading 
    • This chapter includes information about the foundational reading competencies, highlighting the necessary skills needed for individuals to become skilled readers. 
  • Chapter 5: How? Part I: Basic Teaching and Learning Approaches
    • This chapter provides information about the basic techniques and learning approaches related to the fundamental reading competencies explored in Chapter 4. The focus of this chapter is on instructional strategies and processes for teaching learners how to read. 



Why the Dyslexic Brain is Misunderstood (7:18) 

Vox. (2023, March 21). Why the dyslexia brain is misunderstood [Video]. YouTube. 

  • The video below includes a quick overview of dyslexia and explains the way a brain with dyslexia is developed. This video will explore the strengths and limitations that those with dyslexia have. The information gained in this video will build the foundation and understanding of dyslexia and how it impacts the learning of those who have dyslexia.   

Surface Dyslexia (9:14) 

Garforth Education. (2021, March 23). Surface dyslexia [Video]. YouTube. 

  • This video includes highlights of one type of dyslexia (surface dyslexia). Please note, this type of dyslexia also can be referred to as visual dyslexia, orthographic dyslexia, or dyseidetic dyslexia. This short video provides an understanding of surface dyslexia. In this field, you will be tasked with assessing students for dyslexia and understanding the differences between the different types of dyslexia.   

Phonological Dyslexia (3:03) 

Garforth Education. (2021, March 23). Phonological dyslexia [Video] YouTube.

  • In this video, expect to gain insight into Phonological Dyslexia from leading experts in the fields of Cognitive Science and Educational Psychology. 

6 Types of Dyslexia (7:29) 

Learning Success. (2022, January 4). 6 types of dyslexia [Video ]. YouTube

  • This video includes an overview of several types of dyslexia and the different ways each type of dyslexia is referred to. This video is unique in that it includes several ways to consider dyslexia. In this course, you will focus on four types of dyslexia (surface, dysphonetic, rapid naming dyslexia, and double deficit dyslexia/mixed type) and less time devoted to exploring attentional dyslexia, and developmental neglect dyslexia.   

Watch this video to gain insight into a scientifically-based teaching method, the Science of Reading, comprised of research from the following fields: education, psychology, and neuroscience. 

10 Dyslexia Myths

Nessy's Dyslexia Explained (2021). 10 Dyslexia Myths.

Why Kids Write Letters Backward

Vox (2021). Why kids write letters backward.