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Articles and Information Booklets

Fun With Sounds: Strategies for Developing Pre-Schooler Literacy Skills Based on the Science of the Reading Brain  by Rosemary Ruthven  (Click here)

What is Dyslexia? - Summary of IDA Readings by Rosemary Ruthven (Click here)

Dyslexia Facts - IDA publication (Click here)

IDA on the Brain and Reading - IDA website (Click here)

Spelling - Just the Facts - IDA (Click here)

The Basics of Child Development by Amanda Morin (Click here)

Essential Components of Early Reading Instruction by Rosemary Ruthven (Click here)

Choosing APPS and Software by Rosemary Ruthven (Click here)

The Way We teach most children to Read Sets Them up to Fail by Alison Clarke (Click here)

10 Tips to Help Your Child Get Organised by Lexi Walters Wright (Click here)

Helping People with Dyslexia: A National Action Agenda (Click here)

Why Reading is Not a Natural Process by G. Reid Lyon (Click here)

Put Reading First Kindergarten Through Grade 3 - National Institute for Literacy USA (Click here)

The Jim Rose Report - Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties: An Independent Study by Jim Rose UK (Click here)

Teaching Reading: National Inquiry 2005 - Australian Dept. Ed. (Click here)

Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Should Know - IDA publication (Click here)

Reading Recovery is Not an Appropriate Intervention  Programme by Rick Morton  (Click here)  

You Only Need to be Good at One Thing by Ron James (Click here)

Five from Five - We Can End the Reading Wars by Jennifer Buckingham (Click here)

Informative Books

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain 

by Maryanne Wolf


Overcoming Dyslexia A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level

by Sally Shaywitz

Documentaries About Dyslexia

The Big Picture

Rethinking Dyslexia - James Redford 2012


Journey Into Dyslexia

Alan and Susan Raymond 2011 HBO


Outside the Square

Tanya Forbes 2015

Visability Audio Library Services

If your child has been diagnosed with Dyslexia or Irlen Syndrome, download the registration form from Visability.  Complete the form and get it signed by your child’s Reading Specialist or Educational Psychologist and return it to the organisation.  

PO Box 101

Victoria Park

WA 6101

Psychologist Specialising in Dyslexia

Dr. Alistair Howitt Marshall

Terrigal, Central Coast NSW

M: 0408105304




Useful Websites & Links

Australian Dyslexia Association



International Dyslexia Association



British Dyslexia Association



Understood: for Learning and Attention Issues  



Dyslexia Simulation - Web Coder, Victor Widell


Sounds in the Australian Vernacular- Rosemary Ruthven


Irlen International


Irlen Australia


Irlen Syndrome: A Teen’s Summary by- David Accola


Irlen and Prosopagnosia


Components of an Evaluation of a Child with Reading Issues/Dyslexia by Matthew M. Cruger, clinical psychologist and senior director of the Learning and Development Center at the Child Mind Institute


Dyslexia Explained: What It’s Like Being Dyslexic? Nessy Fingers Learning Project on Dyslexia


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