A Resource Guide - Dyslexia

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities in children. No single test can diagnose dyslexia; a battery of tests involving medical, cognitive, sensory processing, educational and psychological factors must be conducted prior to making a definitive diagnosis. This resource guide will focus on Dyslexia in children. The purpose of this resource guide is to provide parents, teachers, and students diagnosed with Dyslexia with a guide to library materials available on this subject.

How to Use This Guide

This guide has been prepared specifically for patrons of Trident Academy and the Batson Hewitt, Jr. Library, but it also contains information for the general Charleston community. The guide includes available resources from the Charleston County Public Library, the College of Charleston Library, and Trident Academy Library. Some libraries may have older editions of a particular source. When there are different editions at a library, the edition is noted in the information provided with local call numbers. Some library electronic databases may require a user name and pass code. Patrons who hold a library card at the Charleston County Public Library may contact the library for a user name and pass code. College of Charleston electronic databases are only available to students and faculty but may use the services on campus. Trident Academy parents, teachers and students can obtain user names and pass codes to all DISCUS databases from the librarian.
An Overview of Dyslexia

A concise overview of Dyslexia is provided by the editorial team at MayoClinic.com. Physicians, scientists and other medical experts dedicate a portion of their clinical time to this site giving visitors access to the experience and the knowledge of the Mayo Clinic.

Categories of Resources


Subject Headings and Local Call Numbers

All three library catalogs were used to provide the reader with source availability on the materials included in this resource guide. Local call numbers given reflect the cataloging systems used at each library. Trident Academy and the Charleston County Public Library use the Dewey Decimal System. The College of Charleston uses the Library of Congress system. I have listed a few of the local call numbers that will assist you in searching for additional materials on Dyslexia.

Trident Academy and Charleston County Public Library - Dewey Decimal System Call Numbers: Dyslexia 616.85, 618.9, 153.6, 372.43

College of Charleston - Library of Congress Call Number: RJ61.068

Library of Congress subject headings for additional browsing:

Dyslexia--Popular works.
Dyslexia--In infancy and childhood.
Dyslexia--Periodicals Learning disorders.
Reading disabilities.

Created by Mary M. Silgals, MLIS
August 13, 2004
Last Updated November 29, 2005