Dyslexia Testing

The Blosser Center does not provide diagnostic dyslexia testing. If you are searching for testing resources, we can provide this list of recommended Portland metro area testers, with whom we have had positive experiences.

Recent Dyslexia Research

The Most Popular Reading Programs Aren’t Backed by Science | Education Week

Narrowing the Third-Grade Reading Gap Research Briefing

Imaging scans show where symbols turn to letters in the brain | Science News

Dyslexia News

The Miseducation of the Fonz – The Atlantic

Teen With Dyslexia Helps Deaf and Blind Passenger During Flight


Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

International Dyslexia Association

Learning Disabilities Association of America

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Yale Center For Dyslexia & Creativity

Learning Ally (Audio Books and more)

Oregon Branch, International Dyslexia Association


The Advocacy Institute

Decoding Dyslexia Oregon

F.A.C.T. Oregon


The Child Mind Institute


For ADHD with Dyslexia

Additude Magazine


Recommended Resource Centers and Books on Reading and Dyslexia


Hall, Susan and Moats, Louisa (1999) Straight Talk About Reading. Contemporary Books Lincolnwood, IL

Hall, Susan and Moats, Louisa (2002) Parenting a Struggling Reader. Crown Publishing Group

Hampshire, Susan (1982) Susan’s Story. St. Martin’s Press New York, NY

Lavoie, Rick; (1989) How Difficult Can This Be? F.A.T. City. DVD

National Reading Panel (2000) Report of the National Reading Panel. National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Literacy.

Schultz, Philip; (2011) My Dyslexia. W.W. Norton & Company

Sherman, Lee and Ramsey, Betsy (2006) The Reading Glitch. Rowman & Littlefield Lanham, MD

Smith, Sally; (1981) No Easy Answers. Bantam Books New York, NY

Smith, Sally; (1991) Succeeding Against the Odds. Jeremy Tarcher, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

Simpson, Eileen; (1979) Reversals. Houghton Mifflin Boston, MA

Vail, Priscilla; (1989) Smart Kids with School Problems. Penguin Books New York, NY


Adams, Marilyn; (1990) Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning About Print. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Balmuth, Miriam; (1992) The Roots of Phonics. York Press Baltimore MD

Berninger,Virginia and Wolf, Beverly; (2009) Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. Brookes, Baltimore MD

Blakemore, Sarah-Jayne and Frith, Uta; (2005) The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education. Blackwell Malden, MA

Birsh, Judith;(2011) Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Brookes Baltimore, MD

Chall, Jeanne; (1967) Learning to Read: The Great Debate. McGraw Hill, Inc. New York, NY

Dehaene, Stanislas; (2009) Reading in the Brain. Penguin Group New York, NY

McCardle, Peggy; (2004) The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research. Brookes Publishing Baltimore, MD

National Research Council (1998) Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children. National Academy Press Washington, DC

Shaywitz, Sally; (2003) Overcoming Dyslexia. Alfred A. Knopf New York


Cox, Aylett, (1985) Alphabetic Phonics. School Specialty EPS, Cambridge MA

Enfield, M.E. and Greene, V. (1970) Project Read.

Gillingham, Anna and Stillman, Bessie; (1936, 1956, 1960, 1997) The Gillingham Manual: Remedial Training for children with Specific Disability in Reading, Spelling and Penmanship. School Specialty EPS, Cambridge MA

Neuhaus Education Center

Orton, June; (1964) A Guide to Teaching Phonics. School Specialty EPS, Cambridge MA

Rome, Paula and Osman, Jean; (1972) The Language Tool Kit. School Specialty EPS, Cambridge MA

Slingerland Institute

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; (1965) Dyslexia Training Program. School Specialty EPS, Cambridge MA

Traub, Nina; (1977) Recipe for Reading. School Specialty EPS, Cambridge MA

Whitehead, Dorothy; (1993, 2006) Unlocking the Power of Print. International Dyslexia Association Bookstore or W.V.C. Education

Wilson Reading System & Wilson Language Training