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Solutions For Dyslexia

 

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) identifies dyslexia as:

“ a specific learning difference that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.”

 

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Contents 

Introduction
3 Key Steps
Dyslexia Explained
Assessment
Screening Tools
The Next Step
Tutor
Nessy Reading
Writing Beach
Summary

 

 

 

Introduction

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which affects 1 in 5 people in the US. Most parents come to Nessy, concerned that their child is falling behind in school and that their self-esteem and confidence is being eroded. Nessy’s been helping children with dyslexia for 20 years and all our content is designed to be fun and engaging to ensure key foundation skills of reading and spelling are learned and students catch up with their peers.

Most of all Nessy believes learning happens when it’s fun!

 

3 Key Steps

Nessy believes there are 3 key steps to understanding dyslexia and helping your child:

1. Understanding Dyslexia

2.  Obtaining a Dyslexia Diagnosis

3.  Intervention

 

1. Dyslexia Explained

Most people are unaware that there are many different types of dyslexia, all affecting different things. Dyslexia is far more varied and affects more than the generally accepted reading and spelling difficulties.

dyslexic explanation
Dyslexia Explained is our free ebook that explains the types of dyslexia, their strengths, weaknesses and effective strategies that help those with it. This book is designed to be read with your child to help them understand their dyslexia and feel reassured that they’re not alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Assessment

If you are in a position where you can obtain a formal diagnosis, Nessy recommends contacting your local dyslexia centre or an educational psychologist in order to do this. If you are unsure how to obtain this information, the IDA (International Dyslexia Association) will be able to help.

If your child is between 5-7 years of age you can try our free dyslexia questionnaire as the first step on your identification journey.

 

Screening Tools

If you are unable to obtain a formal diagnosis then an online screening tool can be invaluable in helping you to understand the areas in which your child is struggling.

dyslexic screening
Nessy, in collaboration with the Bristol Dyslexia Center, dyslexia specialists and professionals in the field have created our own online dyslexia screener.

Dyslexia Quest screens 6 areas of working and learning ability, creating a detailed report that displays indicators of dyslexia and an assessment of the child’s strengths and weaknesses.

More information can be found on our product page.

 

 

 

 

3. The Next Step

Once you’ve established whether your child demonstrates indicators of dyslexia the next step is to get them the help they need, the employment of effective memory, reading and spelling strategies will change how your child learns and retains information.

 

Tutor

Nessy believes that the very best help for a student with dyslexia is an inspirational tutor that is experienced and qualified.

But the correct intervention can require many years of teaching and cost thousands. Not everyone can afford a tutor or has access to one in their local area.  Computer programs designed to help dyslexia can be an effective alternative to a tutor and provide a solid foundation of strategies and techniques a child can use throughout their life.

 

Nessy Reading & Spelling

dyslexic intervention
Nessy Reading & Spelling is an ideal intervention tool for kids aged 5-12, consisting of 10 islands with 100 lessons, it teaches through multisensory, proven Orton-Gillingham methodology, building the essential foundations needed for a child to learn to read and spell.

Our program is now in its 16th year and is used worldwide by thousands of schools, showing results in just a few weeks. You can read more about Nessy Reading & Spelling here or take a free trial here.

 

 

 

 

Advantages of the Nessy program:

  1. Nessy is by far one of the most comprehensive tools out there and all our programs have been developed at a specialist center for dyslexia by a team of experienced tutors and psychologists.
  2. Cost effective – for a few pounds a month you can get the right help.
  3. Learn at any time – students with dyslexia need frequent repetition to acquire new knowledge and skills. Being online means learning can be reinforced every day.
  4. Any place – as long as you have the Internet and a computer (Smartphone or tablet) then you can use Nessy.

 

Writing Beach

help with writing
Writing Beach is a great accompaniment to Nessy Reading & Spelling. Once the foundations of reading and spelling have been established you can use Writing Beach to start utilizing these new-found techniques. The purpose of Writing Beach is to teach tricky to grasp concepts such as punctuation, grammar, parts of speech, sentence structure and more.

You can read more about Writing Beach here.

 

 

 

 

Summary

Nessy wants learning to be fun so we can ensure kids are retaining information, and more importantly, enjoying education!

We’re always on hand with advice and programs to help, so if you ever need any help with dyslexia, Nessy’s ready!

 

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Free Ebook

Read with your child to develop an understanding of dyslexia. Look at the different types, celebrities and how dyslexia makes you unique.

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Testimonials

Find out why Nessy is used in ten thousand schools worldwide. Read Nessy studies, research and what parents, teachers and kids have to say about us!

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