Neurodiversity

  • What is the definition of dyslexia? Is dyslexia a medical issue or an educational difficulty?
  • Does your child lose homework, lose sports clothes or forget instructions? They may have a difficulty with Executive Function - a set of brain skills that helps kids stay focused, remember things and follow directions.
  • Georgia Ryan's advice for dyslexic teens regarding exams, standardised testing, and assistive tech.
  • A simple explanation of words frequently used in education.
Nessy Fingers Touch Typing
Writing Beach
Nessy Reading and Spelling
  • 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.
  • Autism is a complex developmental disorder that typically appears during the first three years of life. This disability has the potential to delay normal development in children.
  • Does your child have difficulty with memorising times tables and recalling addition and subtraction facts quickly. Dyscalculia affects up to 6% of children.
  • Almost half of dyslexics have low RAN but what is it, and why is it assessed when screening for dyslexia?
  • 80% of people with dyslexia show signs of a phonological processing problem but what does a difficulty with phonology mean?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There are many widespread myths about dyslexia such as reading and writing backwards or claims of miraculous cures. Make sure you know the facts.
  • 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.
  • Quick tips and advice from Georgia Ryan, a student and Youth Ambassador for the Dyslexia Mid North Coast in New South Wales, Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!