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Dyslexia- what is it?

What is Dyslexia?  A lady called out to me, 'Dyslexia is a curse'! A colleague and I were...
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Reading, writing and spelling difficulties

If your child is falling behind at school or not progressing at the rate you expected it may be...
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Coping with Dyslexia – A Positive Approach

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which affects the ability to decipher words on the...
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Ingredients for good teaching

I believe that good teaching is the same for pupils of any ability and at any level - there is...

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  • Living and working with dyslexia

    Jo Barents Dyslexia Tutor (Bournemouth) Picture I have been working with the Disabled Students Allowance since 2010. I began assistive technology training after completing my university degree, as I was diagnosed with dyslexia in the last month of my course and was unable to gain any support. My university stopped me from achieving my...
  • Dyslexia, Cognitive Dissonance and Visual Stress. Editor's Pick

    Mel Kirby Dyslexia Tutor (Cleveland) Picture What is visual stress? Dyslexic people often complain that the words are moving about on the page. This can make it difficult for them to focus. Some people get around this problem by hyper-focusing but this means that they quickly become tired and can develop migraine like headaches, feelings...
  • Strategies to support dyslexia

    English and Maths Tuition Dyslexia Tutor (Hereford) Picture Organisation Strategies A child with dyslexia is likely to find it difficult to organise everyday tasks. 1. Provide checklists. Set routines. 2. Colour-code the timetable so that lessons can be seen at a glance. 3. Pack school bags the night before and put them by the front door. 4. Establish a...

 

  • 10 Things Parents Should Know About Dyslexia

    English and Maths Tuition Dyslexia Tutor (Hereford) Picture 10 Things Parents Should Know About Dyslexia Having a good understanding of the type of difficulties caused by dyslexia will help you support your child. After you have learned about dyslexia, explain it to your child. Knowing there is both a reason and a solution will help them to deal with...
  • Identifying and Defining Dyslexia Editor's Pick

    Sacha Hernandez-Downer Dyslexia Tutor (West London) Picture ‘The first stage of the assessment process is to identify those children who are not making satisfactory progress and who present dyslexic-type difficulties.’ (Phillips, Kelly & Symes,2013) The importance of the identification of special educational needs has become a major part of legislation...
  • What does skilled reading and spelling look like? Editor's Pick

    Dyslexia Tutor (Brighton) Picture What does skilled reading and spelling look like? In order to effectively analyse the implications of research into how people learn to read and spell, it is necessary to consider a working definition of what skilled reading and spelling is and how it presents. The highly influential Rose...