CEU Book List

CEU Book List

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

  1. Books published 2000 or later.
  2. Three contact hours of CEU credit can be earned for each book.
  3. Click here for the Book / Video Report Form.
  4. Keep the reports in your personal files. Do not send the reports to ALTA unless you are chosen for audit.
  5. The CEU committee welcomes your recommendations of appropriate books.

ALTA CEU Book List

(Updated March 2017)

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.

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.

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

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

Blachman, B. & Tangel, D., (2008). Toad to reading: A program for preventing and remediating reading difficulties. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Dehaene, S. (2009). Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention. New York: NY: Viking Adult.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Hallowel, 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.

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). A mind at a time. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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

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

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.

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.

Path, 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.

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

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

Richrads, 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.

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

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.

Stanovivh, 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.

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

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

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. (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.

Vail, P. L. (1990). Reading comprehension: Student's needs and teacher tools. 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.

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

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

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

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

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