Best Accommodations for Homeschooled Students with Dyslexia

Homeschooling kids with dyslexia is often a much less stressful educational option to help these bright but struggling students. It does not, however, eliminate learning struggles. One way to help your child be successful in (or out of) the homeschooling environment is to offer them accommodations and strategies.

Read more...

Dyslexia Friendly Fonts Need More Evaluation and Testing…

usefulness of dyslexic fonts

There are many fonts that have been designed to help the dyslexic reader – but do they really work? This week’s blog post looks at the different perspectives and whether dyslexia friendly fonts really do the job they claim.

Read more...

Positive Dyslexia – Part Two

Today’s blog is by Arran Smith, Dyslexia Advisor for Nessy, who tells a heart-warming story of his journey with dyslexia, from his struggles in school to his charity work with the Leicester Dyslexia Association and working for the British Dyslexia Association.

Read more...

Prevention, Not Intervention

Today’s blog post looks at illiteracy rates in the US and how to solve the ongoing crisis. Whilst the research is US-based the findings are relevant globally and with similar illiteracy rates for adults in the UK, it’s important that we also pay attention and look for solutions.

Read more...

Nessy Reading & Spelling – Understanding Admin & Reports

Nessy’s admin & reports section is jam-packed with loads of useful information to help you track your student’s progress, see what they’re working on, download resources and more.

Read more...

Spring Fever Saver: Online Reading & Spelling Program

dyslexic help homeschooling

In a new post on her blog, Mum Alicia Hutchinson, has recently shared her experience with Nessy Reading & Spelling and why it is useful for children and their parents.   Alicia explains that when spring comes, she believes that it becomes harder for our children to concentrate, so she found this program very useful …

Read more...

What Makes a Good Dyslexia Screener?

Screening for dyslexia

A dyslexia screener should not be confused with a test that measures student grade level like DIBELS and FAST. These tests will identify students who have fallen behind but not the reasons why. A thorough dyslexia assessment requires a highly trained professional and will cost a minimum of $500 – usually more.  It takes 2-4 …

Read more...

How to Plan a Story

story writing
Knowing where to start when planning a story is hard, the initial concept is abstract, with no concrete image to latch onto –  particularly difficult for children with dyslexia who are usually very visual thinkers.

There are some simple things to remember when starting to plan any story that will make it easier for your child to stay on track and have a clear idea of where their tale is heading.

Read more...