Monday, 3 October 2016

Dyslexia information, articles and websites for Dyslexia Awareness Week

daw_abdDyslexia Awareness Week starts today. What better time for a round-up of useful resources?

This is good on how to make sense of dyslexia.

Research on dyslexia and the brain shows, among other things, that children with dyslexia hear language differently and it’s this that impacts on their reading and spelling. Dyslexic brains are good brains too is also well worth reading.

These visuals showing what reading is like if you have dyslexia are fascinating.

Dyslexic and Loving Words is a moving film, with insights from dyslexic authors, storytellers, poets and academics, including Sally Gardner and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Nasen has guidance on supporting secondary students with dyslexia.

Excellent publishers Barrington Stoke have tips for parents and a useful app.

Do read Bev Humphries on using apps and tablets to support struggling readers.

Finally, some helpful websites:

British Dyslexia Association

Driver Youth Trust

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia SpLD Trust

Helen Arkell