You are not alone. One in five children (and adults as well) struggle with some form of language-based learning difference. If you know where to look there are many resources available to help you find reliable and vetted information. Included on this page are a few to get you started.

To learn more about Chartwell and how we support students who think and learn differently every day, contact Danielle Patterson, director of outreach and family engagement, at

Chartwell is a member of IDA. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. Be sure to read the IDA's Parent Handbook!

The mission of is to help the millions of parents whose children are struggling with learning and attention issues. This website has a tremendous number of resources available to empower parents to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.

The Dyslexia Foundation's mission, is to promote scientific breakthroughs in the early detection, prevention and remediation of dyslexia and related reading difficulties. To disseminate new findings and deploy new evidence based approaches. To prevent the suffering caused by reading failure and unlock the full potential of children and adults with dyslexia so that they may personally succeed and contribute to society.

Decoding Dyslexia CA is a grassroots movement driven by California families, educators and dyslexia experts concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools.