The Science of Reading

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Phonics is recognizing and knowing all the sounds that can be made by letters. There are 26 letters of the alphabet but 44 sounds.
Hairy Reading
Hairy Reading
Nessy Reading and Spelling
Nessy Reading and Spelling
  • Learn the sounds and names of each letter with the Hairies. Play games to blend and read first words.
  • Learn the first 100 high frequency Tricky Words and help the Hairies jump to safety. Ages 5-7 years.
  • Learn another 100 high frequency Tricky Words with 12 brand new levels!
  • After learning letter sounds it's time for phonics. Learn consonant digraphs and floss doubles : sh, ch, th, ck, ff, ll, ss, zz, ng.
  • Learn more phonics with the Hairies! Introduces vowel digraphs. Learn 9 phonemes (sounds): ai, ay, ee, ea, ie, oa, oi, oy, oo. Ages 4-6 years.
  • The final Hairy Phonics app will help you learn vowel-r and magic 'e'. Learn 9 phonemes: ar, or, er, ir, ur, a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. Ages 4-6 years.
  • Master syllable division with Chimp Fu. Karate chop your way to the top! Video learning strategies explain the rules of syllable division.
  • 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.
  • Watch Nessy videos for free. The Nessy YouTube channels have valuable resources for parents, teachers and students.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 80% of people with dyslexia show signs of a phonological processing problem, but what does a difficulty with phonology mean?
  • Almost half of dyslexics have low RAN but what is it, and why is it evaluated when screening for dyslexia?
  • Does your child know the essential reading skill of decoding? What is decoding and how is it different to encoding?
  • A simple explanation of words frequently used in education.