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Dyslexia Resources

Dyslexia Resources for Parents/Students


Talking Book Program 

The Talking Book Program (TBP) offers students with reading disabilities - such as dyslexia - a variety of reading materials, from Pre-K to young adults. Digital audiobooks allow students to read the latest bestseller or a classic book needed for a classroom assignment. 

Qualified students can apply to the free program.

For more information or for questions, visit or call 1-800-252-9605 or 512-463-5458 in Austin.


Talking Book Program

BARD Mobile App

The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) is a free web-based service that provides access to thousands of digital audiobooks, magazines and music scores. 

The BARD Mobile app for Android, iOS, and Kindle may be downloaded through the App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. 

TBP patrons can ask questions about BARD Mobile by calling TBP toll-free at 1-800-252-9605 in Texas or 512-463-5458 in Austin. You can also visit TBP’s homepage for more information at


Learning Ally

Proven support! Ensuring dyslexic students who struggle to read can succeed. We know your child may struggle to read due to learning differences, but they are able to comprehend information way above their ability to decode words. With Learning Ally audio books for kids, we bridge this gap with human-read audiobooks. As a result, now struggling readers can access and absorb the books they want to read or need to read for school. The best audiobook app helps your child, regardless of grade-level, thrive in school and beyond.

Your child has already been registered for Learning Ally. A username and password have been sent home.


A Parent’s Guide to Dyslexia & The DeKalb Independent School District

Other Resources


Contact Information

Dyslexia Teachers – Cynthia Matteson – and Amanda Calvit – 

DISD Counselors – DHS – DMS- DES –