Reading Material and Audio Books

Books about Dyslexia

Making Dyslexia Work for You – Vicki Goodwin & Bonita Thomson (Book)

Written for dyslexic adults or anyone who thinks they might be dyslexic, the book identifies the key needs of adults and young people who are dyslexic; encourages them to put together their own package of ideas and strategies for success; and offers practical activities, examples and support covering reading, memory, organization, self-esteem, IT and dyslexia in the workplace.
ISBN-13: 9780415597562
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint: Routledge
Publication date: 21 Nov 2011

That’s the Way I Think; Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD Explained – David Grant (Book)

Many people with dyspraxia and dyslexia also have ADHD. This edition of David Grant’s book develops our understanding of specific learning differences and considers the further challenges presented by these overlapping conditions. The accessible style of this book, which includes numerous anecdotes and personal insights, will immediately strike a chord with anyone who has first- or second-hand experience of these specific learning differences.
ISBN-13: 9780415564649
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint: Routledge
Publication date: 22 Feb 2010

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain – Brock & Fernette Eide (Book)

Neuro-learning experts Drs Brock and Fernette Eide describe “The Dyslexic Advantage,” why people with dyslexia have unique brain structure and organisation and how the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills and special talents. It includes new groundbreaking science and interviews with successful dyslexics and innovative teachers.
ISBN-13: 9781848506398
Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd
Imprint: Hay House UK Ltd
Publication date: 24 Aug 2011

Books for adults in further education

Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College – Dr Sylvia Moody (Book)

A practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just step-by-step strategies to develop study skills, but also more general aspects of coping with student life.

ISBN-13: 9780415430593
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint: Routledge
Publication date: 24 May 2007

Dyslexia and Transition; Making the Move – Rachel Davies (Book)

Dyslexia and Transition is an accessible resource for dyslexic adults making the transition from/to school/college/university/work-based learning, their teachers, learning support staff, careers advisors, and families. Drawing on case studies and interviews with learners, it provides clear, unbiased guidance and practical tools that will empower dyslexic learners (and their families and other support networks) to make positive decisions about future learning.

ISBN-13: 9781862017122
Publisher: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Imprint: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Publication date: 31 Jul 2013

Books for adults in work

Dyslexia: How to Survive and Succeed at Work – Dr Sylvia Moody (Book)

A practical and easy-to-read guide for dyslexic and dyspraxic adults. Clearly and simply written, in a dyslexia-friendly format, it addresses not just step-by-step strategies to improve work skills, but also more general aspects of coping with adult.
ISBN-13: 9780091907082
Publisher: Ebury Press
Imprint: Vermilion
Publication date: 3 Aug 2006

Dyslexia in the Workplace; An Introductory Guide – Diana Bartlett,  Sylvia Moody & Katherine Kindersley (Book)

A jargon-free introductory book for dyslexic employees, members of the organisations who employ them, and the many professionals concerned with helping them. It is a comprehensive guide to how dyslexic adults in employment can improve their skills, and how their employers and other professionals can help. The book offers invaluable insights for overcoming obstacles to success, enhancing workplace efficiency and ensuring that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential.
ISBN-13: 9780470683743
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publication date: 30 Jul 2010

Books / Audio books written by people with dyslexia

Philip Schultz: My Dyslexia (Book and Audio Book)

Philip Schultz won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008 but could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the “dummy class” in school. Not until many years later, when his oldest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, did Schultz realize that he suffered from the same condition. In this memoir, Schultz traces his difficult childhood and his new understanding of his early years. In doing so, he shows how a boy who did not learn to read until he was eleven went on to become a prize-winning poet by sheer force of determination.
ISBN-13: 9780393343427
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publication date: 9 Nov 2012

Unabridged Audiobook
Narrated by: William Hughes
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins

Richard Branson: Losing My Virginity (Audio Book)

Losing My Virginity is a memoir, a definitive business guide and an inspirational story that reveals Sir Richard’s unique philosophy on business, the Virgin brand and life.

Written by: Richard Branson
Narrated by: Richard Branson
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins

Richard Branson: Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life and Business (Audio Book)

Richard Branson is an iconic businessman. In Screw It, Let’s Do It, he shares the secrets of his success and the invaluable lessons he has learned over the course of his career. As the world struggles with the twin problems of global recession and climate change, Richard explains why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in finding a more holistic and environmentally friendly approach to business.

Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Unabridged Audiobook

Richard Branson: Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You in Business School (Audio Book)

Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson?

In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world’s most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his ‘Top 5 Secrets of Business Success’, to hard-hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business.

Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Unabridged Audiobook

Barrington Stoke Books

Barrington Stoke Books are edited and designed to minimise some of the obstacles that can stop struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers really getting hooked by a book including:
Short word lengths so readers can enjoy the achievement of finishing a book
Lots of chapter breaks so readers can take a rest
Cream paper which minimises glare
Their own dyslexia-friendly font
Special line, character and paragraph spacing.