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CEU Book List

CEU Book List

Please note the following information in regards to receiving CEU credit for reading books:

  1. Books must come from the list of approved books below.
  2. Three contact hours of CEU credit can be earned for each book.
  3. Members should complete the Book / Video / Webinar Report Form and email it to the CEU Co-Chair at . Once approved, you will receive an approval letter in reply for your records.
  4. The CEU committee welcomes your recommendations of appropriate books. If you have a suggested resource that you believe would be beneficial to ALTA members for CEU credit, you may submit the CEU Book / Video / Webinar Suggestion Form to suggest that resource to the CEU committee for consideration.
  5. For a detailed explanation of CEUs, please view the Policies & Procedures.

ALTA CEU Book List

(Updated June 2018)

The intent of this list is to provide several suggestions of the most current, research based books for teachers and therapists working with individuals with dyslexia and related learning differences.

While these resources are eligible for CEU credit, many are hard to find or out of print, so please plan accordingly.

Aaron, P.G., Joshi, R.M. & Quatroche, D. (2008) Becoming a professional reading teacher. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Adams, M. (1990). Beginning to read: Thinking and learning about print. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Adams, M.J., Lundberg, I. & Beeler, T. (1998). Phonemic awareness in young children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Badian, N. (Ed.) (2000), Prediction and prevention of reading failure. Baltimore: York Press.

Bain, A., Bailet, L.m and Moats, L. (2001). Written language disorders: Theory into practice. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, Inc.

Balmuth, M. (2009). The roots of phonics: A historical introduction (Revised Edition). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Beck, I. (2006). Making sense of phonics: The hows and whys. New York: Guilford Press.

Beck, I., McKeown, M. and Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York: Guilford Press.

Beers, K. and Probst, R. (2012). Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. Heinemann Publishing.

Beers, Kylene & Probst, Robert E. (2017). Disrupting Thinking. Scholastic : Louis Bridges. (174 pages)

Bellis, Teri J. (2002). When the Brain Can't Hear, Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder. Atria Books.

Berninger, V. & Wolf, B. (2009). Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Perspectives from Science and Practice. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.

Berninger, Virgina and Wolf (2009). Beverly. Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. Paul H Brookes Publishing. (256 pages)

Birsh, J. (Ed.) (2011). Multisensory teaching of basic language skills (3rd edition). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Blachman, B. & Tangel, D., (2008). Road to reading: A program for preventing and remediating reading difficulties. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Blachman, B. (2000). Road to the Code. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Blaunstein, P., & Reid Lyon. (2006). Why kids can't read: Challenging the status quo in education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Brady, S. and Moats, L. (1997). Informed instruction for reading success: Foundations for teacher preparation. Baltimore: The International Dyslexia Association.

Bragg, M. (2003). The adventure of English: The biography of a language. New York: Arcade Publishing.

Braten, Ellen PhD, and Willoughby, Brian PhD. (2014). Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up. The Guilford Press. (185 pages)

Brooks, R. and Goldstein, S. (2001). Raising a self-disciplined child: Help your child become more responsible, confident, and resilient. Chicago: McGraw-Hill.

Brooks, R. and Goldstein, S. (2001). Raising resilient children: Fostering strength, hope and optimism in your child. Chicago: McGraw-Hill.

Burns, M., Griffin, P., and Snow, C. (1998). Preventing reading difficulties in young children. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Carlisle, J. and Rice, M. (2002). Improving reading comprehension: Research-based principles and practices. Baltimore: York Press.

Chall, J. (2000). The academic achievement challenge: What really works in the classroom? New York: Guilford Press.

Clark, D.B. & Uhry, J.K. (2005), Dyslexia: Theory and Practice of Remedial Instruction. (3rd Edition). Baltimore, MD: York Press.

Clarke, Paula & Chesher, Dean .(2013). Developing Reading Comprehension. Wiley-Blackwell. (210 pages)

Cooper-Kahn, Joyce & Dietzel, Laurie Ph.D. (2008). Late, Lost, and Unprepared. Woodbine House. (217 pages)

Crystal, D. (2004). The stories of English. New York: Penguin Group.

Crystal, D. (2005). How language works. New York: Penguin Group.

Crystal, David (2012). Spell it Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling. Profile Books.

Dawson, Peg Ed.D. & Guare Richard Ph.D. (2009), Smart but Scattered. Guilford Press. (314 pages)

Dehaene, Stanislas (2009). Reading in the Brain - The New Science of How We Read. Penguin. (388 pages).

Donovan, Lorraine (2015). A Child's Touchstone. Fresh Voice Publishing.

Eide, Brock L. and Eide, Fernette F. (2012). The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. Plume Publishing.

Eide, Denise (2011). Uncovering the Logic of English. Pedia Learning Inc. (198 pages)

Farrall, M. (2012). Reading assessment: Linking language, literacy, and cognition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ink.

Farrall, M. and Matthews, F. (2010). Ready to read: A multisensory approach to Language-based reading comprehension instruction. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Farrall, Melissa (2012). Reading Assessment. John Wiley & Sons. (394 pages)

Fletcher, J. M., Lyon, G. R., Fuchs, L. S., & Barnes, M. A. (2007). Learning disabilities: From identification to intervention. New York: Guilford.

Foss, Ben (2013). The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan. Ballantine Books.

Ganske, Kathy (2000). Word Journeys Assessment-Guided Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction 2nd Edition. Guilford Publications, Inc.

Gathercole, Susan E. & Alloway, Tracy Packiam (2008). Working Memory & Learning: A Practical guide for teachers. Sage Publications. (124 pages)

Gillingham, A. and Stillman, B. (1997). The Gillingham manual: remedial training for students with specific disability in reading, spelling and penmanship. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service.

Goldstein, Sam & Brooks, Robert (2007). Understanding and managing children's classroom behavior: Creating sustainable, resilient classrooms. Hoboken New Jersey: J. Wiley & Sons.

Graham, S., MacArthur, C., and Fitzgerald, J. (2007). Best practices in writing instruction. New York: Guilford Press.

Guyer, B. (1997). The pretenders: Gifted people who have difficulty learning. Homewood, IL: High Tide Press.

Hagan, Kristy; Goldstein, Sam; & Brooks, Robert (2006). Seven steps to help you child's social skills: A family guide. Specialty Press.

Hall, S. and Moats, L. (1999). Straight talk about reading: How parents can make a difference during the early years. Chicago: Contemporary Books.

Hallowell, E. M. and Ratey, J. J. (1995). Answers to distraction. New York: Pantheon.

Hallowell, E. M. and Ratey, J. J. (1995). Driven to distraction: Recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood. New York: Touchstone.

Henry, M. (2010). Unlocking literacy: Effective decoding & spelling instruction (2nd edition). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Henry, M. and Brickley, S. (Eds.) (1999). Dyslexia: Samuel T. Orton and his legacy. Baltimore: International Dyslexia Association.

Joshi, M. (2004). Dyslexia, Myths, Misconceptions and Some Practical Applications. Baltimore: The International Dyslexia Association.

Kame'enui, E., Carnine, D., Dixon, R., Simmons, D., and Coyne, M. (2002). Effeactive teaching strategies that accommodate diverse learners. Columbus, OH: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Kelly, Kate & Ramundo, Peggy (2006). You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy? Scribner.

Kendall, Julie & Khuon Outley (2006). Writing Sense - Integrated Reading and Writing Lessons for English Language Learners K-8. Stenhouse Publishers.

Kilpatrick, David A. (2015). Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. Wiley. (448 pages)

Kilpatrick, David (2015). Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. John Wiley and Sons. (425 pages)

Kilpatrick, David. (2016) Equipped For Reading Success Casey & Kirsch Publishers. (282 pages)

King, D. (2000). English isn't crazy! The elements of our language and how to teach them. Baltimore: York Press.

Kolberg, J. and Naueau, K. (2002). ADD friendly ways to organize your life. New York: Routledge.

Kuhl, P. (2001). Scientist in the crib: What early learning tells us about the mind. New York: Perennial.

Lavoie, R. (2005). It's so much work to be your friend: Helping the child with learning disabilities find social success. New York: Touchstone Books.

Lederer, R. (1991). The miracle of language. New York: Pocket Books.

Levine, M. (2002), The myth of laziness. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Levine, M. (2002). A mind at a time. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Mather, N. & Goldstein, S. (2008). Learning disabilities and challenging behaviors A guide to intervention and classroom management (2nd Edition). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co.

Mather, N. & Wendling, B.J. (2009) Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention. John Wiley & Sons. (314 pages)

McCardle, P. and Chhabra, V. (Eds.) (2004). The voice of evidence in reading research. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

McWhorter, J. (2001). The power of Babel: A natural history of language. New York: Henry Holt and Co.

Meindl, Anthony (2012). At Left Brain, Turn Right. CreateSpace Publishing.

Meltzer, L. (2007). Executive function in education. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Meltzer, Lynn (2010). Executive Function Education from Theory to Practice. The Guilford Press.

Metsala, J. and Ehri, L. (1998). Word recognition in beginning literacy. Nahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Moats, L. (2010). Speech to print: Language essentials for teachers (2nd edition). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Moats, L. C. & Dakin, K. E., (2008). Basic facts about dyslexia and other reading problems. Baltimore, MD: The International Dyslexia Association.

Nadeau, K. (2005). Understanding girls with AD/HD. Washington, DC: Advantage Books.

Nagin, Carl (2006). Because Writing Matters. Jossey-Bass.

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (2001). Collective perspectives on issues affecting learning disabilities: Position papers, statements and reports. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, Inc.

Neuman,, S. and Dickinson, D. (Eds.) (2001). Handbook of early literacy research. New York: Guilford Press.

Pennington, B. F. (2009). Diagnosing learning disorders: A neuropsychological framework. New York: The Guilford Press.

Pinker, S. (1994). The language instinct. New York: William Morrow & Co.

Pinker, S. (1999). Words and rules: The ingredients of language. New York: Basic Books.

Quinn, P. (2001). ADD and the college student: A guide for high school and college students with attention deficit disorder. Washington, DC: Magination Press.

Rath, L, and Kennedy, L. (2004). The between the lions book for parents: Everything you need to know to help your child learn to read. New York: Harper Resource.

Rawson, M. B. (1995). Dyslexia over the lifespan: A 55-year longitudinal study. Cambridge, MA: Educators Publishing Service.

Rawson, M. B. (1996). Many faces of dyslexia. Baltimore, MD: Orton Dyslexia Association.

Ricci, Mary Cay (2013). Mindsets in the Classroom. Prufrock Press.

Richards R. (2001). L.E.A.R.N.: Playful strategies for all students. Riverside, CA: RET Center Press.

Richards, R. (2000). Dyslexia testing: A process, not a score. Riverside, CA: RET Center Press.

Richards, R. (2003). The source for learning and memory strategies. Moline, Illinois: LinguiSystems.

Richards, R. (2005). When writing's a problem: Understanding dysgraphia and helpful hints for reluctant writers. Riverside, CA: RET Center Press.

Richards, R. (2006). The source for reading comprehension strategies. Moline, Illinois: LinguiSystems.

Schultz, Jerome J. Ph.D. (2011). Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD & LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It. Jossey-Bass. (283 pages)

Schultz, Phillip (2011). My Dyslexia. WW Norton &CO. (120 pages)

Seidenberg, Mark (2017). Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. Basic Books. (374 pages)

Shankweiler, D. and Liberman, I. (eds.) (1989). Phonology and reading disability: Solving the reading puzzle. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Shaywitz, S. (2003). Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Silver, L. (2006). The misunderstood child (4th Ed.): Understanding ad coping with your child's learning disabilities. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Stahl, K. and McKenna, M. Eds (2006). Reading research at work: Foundations of effective practice. New York: Guilford Press.

Stambaugh, Joan (2017). What's RIGHT with Me? Hope for the Dyslexic. Joan Stambaugh. (251 pages)

Stambaugh, Joan (2017). What's RIGHT With ME? Hope for the Dyslexic (2nd Edition). ISPB Publishers, Wichita, Kansas. (251 pages)

Stanovich, K. (2000). Progress in understanding reading: Scientific foundations and new frontiers. New York: Guilford Press

Taymans, J. M., Swanson, H. L., Schwarz, R. L., Gregg, N., Hock, M. & Gerber, P. J. (June 2009). Learning to Achieve - A review of The Research Literature on Serving Adults with Learning Disabilities. National Institute for Literacy. Washington, DC.

Tessler, L. (2008). One word at a time: A road map for navigating through dyslexia and other learning disabilities. n.p.:lulu.com.

The National Commission on Excellence in Education (1984). A nation at risk. Portland, OR: USA Research, Inc.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann (2014). The Differentiated Classroom - Responding to All Learners. ASCD. (189 pages)

Truss, L. (2003). Eats, shoots, and leaves; The zero tolerance approach to punctuation. New York: Gotham Books.

Vail, P. L. (1989). Smart kids with school problems: Things to know and ways to help. New York: Plume Press-Penguin Group.

Vail, P. L. (1990). Reading comprehension: Student's needs and teacher tools. Rosemont, NJ: Modern Learning Press.

Vail, P. L. (1992). About dyslexia: Unveiling the myth. Rosemont, NJ: Modern Learning Press.

Vail, P. L. (1994). Clear and lively writing: Language games and activities for writers of all ages. New York: Walker & Co.

Vail, P. L. (1996). Words fail me: How language works and what happens when it doesn't. New York: Walker & Co.

Vail, P. L. (1998). A language yardstick: Understanding and assessment. Rosemont, NJ: Modern Learning Press.

Vaughn, S. and Linan-Thompson, S. (2004). Research-based methods of reading instruction: grades K-3. Alexandria, VA:: Association for Curriculum & Supervision ( ASCD).

Venezky, R. (1999). The American way of spelling: The structure and origins of American English orthography. New York: Guilford Press.

Willingham, Daniel T. (2015). Raising Kids Who Read, What Parents and Teachers Can Do. Jossey-Bass. (230 pages)

Wolbe, Susie (2016). The Empowered Teacher, Proven Tips for Classroom Success. Brown Books. (138 pages)

Wolf, M. (2007). Proust and the squid: the story and sequence of the reading brain. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers.

Wolf, M. Ed. (2001). Dyslexia, fluency, and the brain. Timonium, MD: York Press.

Wolf, Marianne (2016). Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century. Oxford.

Wright, P. W. and Wright, P. D. (2002). From emotions to advocacy: The special education survival guide. Hartfield, VA: Harbor House Law Press, Inc.

Wright, P. W. and Wright, P. D. (2006). Wrightslaw: Special education law (2nd Edition). Hartfield, VA: Harbor House Law Press, Inc.

Yenawin, Phillip (2014) Visual Thinking Strategies. (183 pages)

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