Image by Susan Q Yin

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

 

BRAIN GAMES

Words:

  • Scrabble              *Bananagrams

  • Boggle                 *Apples to Apple

  • Scattergories.       *Headbanz

  • Mad Libs.              *Balderdash

  • Story Cubes

Math/Number Sense:

  • Dominoes.             *Yahtzee

  • War- with cards.     *Prime Climb

Processing Speed:

  • Blink                       *Qwirkle

  • Blurt                        *Spot It

Memory:

  • Uno                         *Concentration

  • Crazy Eights            *Go Fish

Strategy/Problem Solving/Reasoning:

  • Chess                       *Blokus

  • Battleship                 *Guess Who

  • Mastermind              *Othello

  • Jenga                       *Set

  • Gobblet Gobblers.   *Gobblet

  • Tangrams                  *Quarto

  • What's My Rule?      *Metaforms

  • Clue   

  • ONLINE Smart Games- SET, Sudoku, Tetravex, Memory

Social Cognition:

  • Moods

  • Emotion Charades

  • In general, board games help children learn important social skills such as waiting, turn taking, sharing, how to cope with losing, making conversation, problem solving, compromising, collaborating and being flexible.

WEBSITES

  • Misunderstood Minds / PBS-

    simulations showing you what it is like to have problems with decoding and recognizing phonemes, and with memory, recall, and understanding.


- 41 page PDF with information about dyslexia

  • Structured Literacy - explanation of why structured literacy is the most effective approach when teaching language based differences

BOOKS

  • The Gift of Dyslexia 

    by Ronald D. Davis


  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success 

    by Carol S. Dweck Ph.D.


  • Smart But Scattered

    by Peg Dawson Ed.D. and Richard Guare Ph.D.


  • Parenting the Strong Willed Child  by Rex Forehand Ph.D. and Nicholas Long Ph.D

  • Creative Schools

    by Sir Ken Robinson Ph.D.


  • David and Goliath 

    by Malcolm Gladwell


  • The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock L. Eide MD. MA. and Fernette F. Eide MD

  • Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World

    by Jeffery Freed M.A.T. and Laurie Parsons


  • The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan  By Ben Foss

  • Thinking Differently

    By David Flink


  • Parenting a Struggling Reader

    by Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats Ed. D.


  • Proust and the Squid

    by Maryanne Wolf Ph.D.


  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

  • Xtraordinary  People by Kate Griggs

  • Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty

  • Hank Books by Henry Winkler

  • Cartwheels by Tracy Peterson