Guest Blog: The Journey from Classroom Teacher to Dyslexia Practitioner

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Thank you Nessy, for asking me to share my personal experience with working with dyslexic children. I get asked a lot about how I got started. Back in 2003, I was teaching a third grade inclusion classroom in a new school district. New staff to the district were sent to a Project Read Phonology training …

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Hairy Letters App Sale!

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Hairy Letters is the perfect first app for 4-6 year olds. Learn the letters of the alphabet and how to blend first words. Interact with animations and trace the letter shape onscreen with your finger.






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Guest Blog: Supporting Struggling Readers

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  We know that most children learn to read at different rates – but they all seem to reach a point where they are frustrated with their own readings skills. They want to be able to read – but they haven’t yet developed the skills to do it fluently. Both my homeschooled children went through …

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ATTENTION: Educators & Parents

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  Starting 6th March for four consecutive weeks, Nessy will be offering a massive reduction on one of our apps! Available on the App Store and Android, prices will be plummeting from £2.99 to 99p, watch this space for our first App reveal!   App Price Reduction Dates: Week One: 6th – 12th March Week …

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Salma Hayek – Famous People with Dyslexia

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With the Academy Awards having just been held on 26th February, we are focusing on former Academy Award nominee and person with dyslexia: Salma Hayek.

A Mexican-American actress and movie producer, she was born in 1966 to opera singer Diana Jiménez Medina and businessman Sami Hayek Dominguez in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.






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Learning Syllable Division

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One of the most prominent symptoms of dyslexia is low phonological awareness. This means people with dyslexia often have difficulty identifying and manipulating syllables or letter sounds.
 
For children, identifying the components of a multisyllabic word can be challenging and it’s important they understand the essential building blocks of our language in order to learn to spell, and form words and sentences.






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Nessy in South Africa!

In 2014 John Dorman of Nessy met with Nokkie Hartman* of the Vergezicht school in South Africa and a partnership between the school and Nessy was born. Vergezeicht became the pilot school for Nessy in South Africa, using our programs as an ESL tool – with great results. The school held a  Dyslexia Information Day …

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January Fire Sale – 30 FREE Writing Beach Licences with Premium Packs

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For January only we’re offering 30 FREE Writing Beach licences when you purchase the Nessy Premium Pack!   This offer is exclusive for schools and with the added addition of the 30 FREE Writing Beach products you’ll receive £400 worth of materials absolutely free!   The Nessy Premium Package – £1,210 30 licences of Dyslexia …

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January Fire Sale – 50% off Boxed Games!

  For January only we’re offering 50% off all our boxed games!   Nessy boxed games help make learning fun. Play card and board games and learn: Phonic Sounds Initial Consonants End Consonants Vowel R Magic E CVC Words See our full range here! Once they’re gone, they’re gone so don’t delay!    

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What Makes a Good Dyslexia Screener?

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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 …

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