Dyslexia

  • What is the definition of dyslexia? Is dyslexia a medical issue or an educational difficulty?
  • You can detect the possibility of dyslexia in very young children if you know what to look for.
  • A child with dyslexia will typically exhibit one or more of these signs. Remember that every child is different. It is very rare for a child to have all these difficulties.
  • The main indicator is a relative who is dyslexic or a poor speller.
  • By Secondary School, children are no longer learning to read and have transitioned to reading to learn. Accommodations and assistive technology are vital. Emotional support is likely to be required.

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Nessy Reading and Spelling
Nessy Reading and Spelling
Dyslexia Quest
Dyslexia Quest
Understanding Dyslexia
Understanding Dyslexia
  • Master syllable division with Chimp Fu. Karate chop your way to the top! Video learning strategies explain the rules of syllable division.
  • Did you know there are more than 40 different sounds (phonemes) in English? The Nessy Phonic Sound pack is a great way to learn them.
  • The Nessy approach introduces letter sounds in small groups. Use flash cards and games to learn a group of sounds.
  • Dyslexia facts and information, printable posters to spread dyslexia awareness in your school, and global dyslexia information from dyslexia experts around the world.
  • Number 1 Amazon Best Seller. This ebook version is free! The Nessy founder and author, Mike Jones, wanted a simple and quick way for educators, parents and children to understand dyslexia.
  • What does a dyslexic child need from their teachers to succeed? This book empowers children with the knowledge they need to self-advocate. Written by Tiffany James.
  • Quick tips and advice from Georgia Ryan, a student and Youth Ambassador for the Dyslexia Mid North Coast in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Dr. Torgesen was one of many researchers who discovered that early intervention prevents reading difficulties from worsening.
  • Read the story of 5 year old Shola. Blessing Ingyape, of Dyslexia Help Africa, describes the remarkable effects of intervening in the first years of school.
  • Building self-esteem at home from the very early childhood is the key to success in an individual’s life. Guest article by Manobina Chakraborty.
  • Georgia Ryan was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia in her last year of primary school. Since then, she has become an inspiration to dyslexic children worldwide.
  • Almost half of dyslexics have low RAN but what is it, and why is it assessed when screening for dyslexia?
  • Whole language, guided reading or a balanced literacy approach are NOT appropriate teaching methods for dyslexia. Find out about them to make sure your dyslexic child is learning the correct way.
  • 80% of people with dyslexia show signs of a phonological processing problem but what does a difficulty with phonology mean?
  • Educational experts, researchers and medical authorities around the world have found little independent scientific evidence to support the use of eye exercises, vision therapy, tinted lenses or filters as a treatment for dyslexia.
  • A simple explanation of words frequently used in education.
  • Manobina Chakraborty tells us how about the vital work she does with neuro-diverse learners and their parents, and how this was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • A dyslexia screener should not be confused with a test that measures students grade levels like DIBELS and FAST. These tests will identify students who have fallen behind, but not the reasons why.
  • A case for reducing the need for reading and literacy interventions by preventing reading failure before it happens.
  • The Dyslexia Trust is a not-for profit dyslexia charity based in Bristol. They give direct support to children with dyslexia around the world and 100% of money raised goes to helping children.
  • Pat travelled to the US to train in Orton-Gillingham and broaden her knowledge. This, combined with the training in England, gave her new insight into multisensory structured teaching, combined with memorable strategies for study.
  • This is a shocking statistic and one that should be sending chills down our spines. How could the educational system have possibly degraded to this level? What is being done, or not done that is contributing to so many illiterate children?
  • The short film Mical has reached more than one million views since its release on 15th September 2020. This makes it the most successful film about dyslexia made to date!
  • Touch typing is the method of typing without looking at the keyboard. It is a skill that isn’t usually taught in UK schools. However, it is a vital skill that all children should learn.
  • Georgia Ryan's advice for dyslexic teens regarding exams, standardised testing, and assistive tech.