Suggested Reading

The Schenck School believes the most effective outcome occurs when parents are educated about dyslexia and other learning differences. To that end, the School encourages parents to explore our suggested reading list. Many of the books are available in The Schenck School Been Family Media Center.

Suggested Reading List


  1. Overcoming Dyslexia - Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
  2. Straight Talk about Reading - Susan L. Hall and Louisa C. Moats
  3. Basic Facts About Dyslexi and Other Reading Problems - Moats, Dakins
  4. Parenting a Struggling Reader = Susan L. Hall and Louis C. Moats
  5. Proust and the Squid - Wolf, Maryanne
  6. The Everything Parent's Guide To Children With Dyslexia: All You Need To Ensure Your Child's Success - Abigail Marshall
  7. One Word at A Time: A Road Map for Navigating Through Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities - Linda G Tessler
  8. Dyslexia Wonders: Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic From a Child's Point of View - Jennifer Smith
  9. The Human Side of Dyslexia: 142 Interviews with Real People Telling Real Stories About Their Coping Strategies with Dyslexia - Shirley Kurnoff

Learning Disabilities

  1. Smart Kids with School Problems - Priscilla Vail
  2. The Motivation Breakthrough - Richard LaVoie
  3. The Misunderstood Child - Larry B. Silver
  4. In the Mind's Eye - Thomas G. West
  5. Different Learners - Jane Healy

Brain Development

  1. Endangered Minds - Jane Healy
  2. Your Child's Growing Mind - Jane Healy
  3. The Learning Tree _ Stanley Greenspan
  4. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain - John J Ratey and Eric Hagerman

ADHD/Medication/Executive Function

  1. Driven To Distraction - Edward M Hallowell and John J Ratey
  2. Delivered from Distraction - Edward M Hallowell and John J Ratey
  3. Answers to Distraction - Edward M Hallowell and John J Ratey
  4. Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults - Thomas Brown
  5. Straight Talk about Psyciatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition - Timothy E. Wilens
  6. ADHD and the Nature of Self Control - Barkley
  7. Fidget to Focus - Roland Rotz
  8. The Disorganzied Mind - Nancy Ratey
  9. Executive Function in Education - Meltzer
  10. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential - Peg Dwason, Richard Guare
  11. It's So Much Work To Be Your Friend - Richard LaVoie
  12. No One To Play With - Betty B. Osman

Auditory Processing

  1. When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder - Teri James Bellis

Sensory Processing

  1. The Out of Sync Child - Carol Stock Kranowitz
  2. The Out of Sync Child has Fun - Carol Stock Kranowitz
  3. Sensory Integration and the Child(25th Anniversary Edition) - A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D
  4. Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske
  5. Sensational Kids - Lucy Jane Miller

Social Skills

  1. Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success
  2. Last One Picked...First One Picked On - Richard Lavoie

For Kids -characters with dyslexia and/or ADHD

  1. The Alphabet War: A story about Dyslexia - Diane Burton Robb, Gail Piazza
  2. Thank you, Mr. Falker - Patricia Polacco
  3. Hank Zipzer Series - Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
  4. Sparky's Excellent Misadventures: My ADD Journal - Phyllis Carpenter and Marti Ford
  5. Joey Pigza Series - Jack Gantos
  6. My Name Is Brain Brian - Jeanne Betancourt
  7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series - Rick Riordan
  8. The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses Series - Barbara Esham

Other Words Of Wisdom

  1. Blessings of a Skinned Knee - Wendy Mogel
  2. Blessings of a B-- Wendy Mogel
  3. Building Resilience in Children and Teens - Kenneth Ginsburg
  4. Last child in the Woods - Richard Lour
  5. The Power of Play - David Elkind
  6. A Whole New Mind - Daniel Pink
  7. The Motivation Breakthrough - Richard LaVoie
  8. When You Worry About the Child You Love - Edward Hallowell