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Identifying and Defining Dyslexia

‘The first stage of the assessment process is to identify those children who are not making...
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The Dyslexia Friendly Classroom

Here is the British Dyslexia Association's definition of Dyslexia: ‘Dyslexia is best described...
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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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Are Certain Jobs Particularly Suited to Dyslexics?

My dyslexic librarian - are certain jobs particularly suited to dyslexics? Despite being a...

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  • Assistive Software For Students With Dyslexia

    Angela Mary Bell Dyslexia Tutor (Ipswich) Picture Assistive software includes a range of programs which help users to carry out everyday tasks such as reading, writing or organising study materials. They offer literacy support for students with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, whilst they also assist students with physical...
  • Signs Of Dyslexia Editor's Pick

    Zsuzsanna Dyslexia Tutor (Croydon) Picture What are the signs of dyslexia or literacy difficulties? There is no easy, universal answer to this question. Dyslexia is an umbrella term that we tend to use to describe any type of literacy difficulties. Early signs may include difficulties in pronouncing words, learning to speak later than...
  • Tutoring is Fun and Effective Editor's Pick

    Andrew Elliman Dyslexia Tutor (Redhill) Picture I feel that tutoring is more effective when it is fun. I would like to share some of my experiences working with dyslexic primary, secondary and mature students. Here is the dialogue between a disgruntled year nine child and myself employed as a tutor under the ‘pupil premium’ scheme, within...

 

  • Understanding Dyslexia

    Maxine Redsell Dyslexia Tutor (Twickenham) Picture Dyslexia, often referenced as Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD), is unrelated to general intelligence. It is a problem in coping with language; its organisation and processing. Dyslexic people usually struggle with spelling. They often experience difficulty with reading, processing written...
  • Dyslexia, confidence & growth mindset

    Sue Lyon Dyslexia Tutor (Hull) Picture As a teacher of nearly 36 years and more recently a 1:1 tutor of primary aged pupils, whether they have been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyslcalculia, or are struggling at school, I have learnt that building confidence is paramount to an individual's progress. Prior to beginning 1:1 tuition, I...
  • Living and working with dyslexia

    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...