Video Resource Library

We’ve collected a number of various videos to help educate and advocate for dyslexia.

Understood.org  is a resource with lots of information regarding various learning and attention differences.  This video helps Understand Dyslexia.  Click here for more information watching the video.

This video produced by Made By Dyslexia features students and Celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Maggie Aderin-Pocock-Pocock join expert teachers from two world leading dyslexia schools to share their wisdom and expertise in these inspirational Dyslexia Awareness Training films produced by Made By Dyslexia. Millfield School UK and Schenck School USA are both pioneers in the field of dyslexia and the first schools in their respective countries to successfully support dyslexic students and focus on dyslexic strengths. These films have been incorporated into 5 Dyslexia Awareness Training modules designed to help teachers, educators and parents understand dyslexia, both its strengths and challenges, gain essential knowledge in how to recognize and support it, and create a dyslexia inclusive classroom

  • Understood.org  Can schools say “dyslexia”? What about terms like “dysgraphia” or “dyscalculia”? It’s always been OK for schools to use terms like “dyslexia” in special education evaluations and IEPs. The same is true of “dysgraphia” and “dyscalculia.” And in a 2015 guidance letter, the U.S. Department of Education encouraged states and school systems nationwide to use these terms when appropriate.

Read about the guidance letter:  Guidance Letter

Get a copy of the guidance letter: Get a copy of the guidance letter

What does the guidance letter mean for your child? Watch an interview with Michael Yudin, who served as a top official for special education at the U.S. Department of Education. Yudin was interviewed by Lindsay Jones, Esq., of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Below are some of the topics discussed in this interview, along with time stamps.

  • 00:12 Michael Yudin introduction 00:58 Background on the U.S. Department of Education
  • 02:32 Relationship of special education to general education 03:05 Why the U.S. Department of Education issued the guidance letter
  •  05:43 Can schools use the term “dyslexia”?
  • 07:39 The “I” in the IEP
  • 09:33 Does using the term “dyslexia” change the IEP?
  • 11:53 Will “specific learning disability” still appear on IEPs?
  • 14:19 Can you take the letter to an IEP meeting?
  • 16:00 U.S. Department of Education work on evidence-based interventions
  • 21:12 What is IDEA’s greatest accomplishment for kids with disabilities?
  • 24:35 Teacher preparation and differentiated instruction
  • 27:25 Example of differentiated instruction for a child with dyslexia
  • 28:38 The importance of access to the general education curriculum
  • 31:38 Setting goals to help close a child’s achievement gap
  • 34:29 High expectations and grade-level standards
  • 36:57 The IEP is the heart of special education
  • 37:40 Parents as agents of change

Helpful links: FAQs on the Government Letter on Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia 

“Should I Ask My Child’s IEP Team to Use the Term Dyslexia?

National Center for Learning Disabilities

For information on special education, visit the IEP boot camp

Decoding Dyslexia PA Presents the Parent Series Webinar: Why Is My Child Struggling to Read    
This video was created by our own DDPA member, Hollie Woodward.  This video provides a strategy for parents to participate in IEP meetings.  

Yale researchers who have studied hundreds of kindergartners for nearly 40 years say one in five was dyslexic. But perhaps their most important finding: There is no link at all between dyslexia and intelligence. Susan Spencer reports on efforts to help those with dyslexia “crack the code,” from students at a Louisiana school catering to dyslexic children, to a new law to help the high percentage of prison inmates who have dyslexia.