New! Children's Books for Dyslexic Readers
At Summit County Libraries, we pride ourselves on being inclusive. We aim to offer a rich, diverse collection of ideas and resources for all our patrons.
Based on staff suggestions, our most recent purchase is a collection of juvenile books that assist children with dyslexia. According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, dyslexia affects 20 percent of the population and represents 80-90 precent of all those with learning disabilities.
Our new chapter books are structured for those with reading struggles. Not only are they fun for young readers, but they also provide guidance, learning and support for parents and children. The large, user-friendly font and carefully selected word choices make them easier for the reader to navigate.
Some of the titles offer helpful hints in the back, such as: phonics progression, sight words, word counts and two syllable words. The books are structured to help rewire brains using multiple sensory learning structures that involve touch, movement, sight and hearing.
The Summit County Library hopes this collection will support families who otherwise may not have access to dyslexic materials for their child.
Look for these titles in the Juvenile chapter books. (Starting with a J) They will have a red star on their spine.
Or ask a librarian where you might find some of these titles.
Learn more about the Dyslexia and the International Dyslexia Association: https://dyslexiaida.org/
12 More Book Suggestions: https://bookriot.com/books-for-kids-with-dyslexia/
"Creating Dyslexic-Friendly Children’s Libraries", American Library Association, July 2, 2018.
Send Collection Manager, Rebecca, an email at [email protected] if you have any questions.