Top Literacy Resources and Websites for Children with Dyslexia
1. Nessy Reading and Spelling Programme (www.nessy.com)
Child friendly software containing computer games, printable worksheets, and animated rules.
2. Wordshark, Numbershark (www.wordshark.co.uk)
Software containing many motivating computer games. Wordshark follows the Government’s principles for synthetic phonics.
3. Phonic Reading Books (www.phonicbooks.co.uk)
A great selection of specially written decodable reading books.
4. Barrington Stoke reading books (www.barringtonstoke.co.uk)
A wide variety of stories that are pitched at the ‘real’ age of the reader and not their reading age. Books are written on cream paper.
5. Magnetic Letters and Magnetic Rainbow Arc (www.smartkids.co.uk)
A useful resource for learning phonics.
6. Helen Norrie Magnetic Letter Case (www.thedyslexiabookshop.com)
The original multisensory teaching aid consisting of a case of magnetic letters arranged according to where sounds are made in the mouth (lips, tongue tip, back of tongue)
7. Vowel Sound Directory (www.cambridgehouse-dyslexia.co.uk)
Desktop spelling aid designed as a flipbook to help children with the different ways vowel sounds can be written.
8. Find Your Fish Game (www.hope-education.co.uk)
A versatile and enjoyable system for teaching a wide range of language based activities.
9. Trugs Card Games (www.readsuccessfully.com)
Trugs (teach reading using games) are phonic reading card games which children love.
10. Gamz (www.gamzuk.com)
A card game resource for playing with 2 or more players providing competitions and fun with learning.
11. Inspiraption Mind map (http://www.inspiration.com/visual-learning/mind-mapping)
Mind mapping of note taking.
10. Smart Chute (www.crossboweducation.com)
Card flipper device which is a fun way of developing recall of letter sound correspondence.
11. Numberworks Ealing
Maths and English tution -tutor led and computer based
12. Hynes Optometrists Ealing
Visual sensivity advice for adults and children (www.hynesoptometrists.co.uk)
1. Cambridge House Resources (www.cambridgehouse-dyslexia.co.uk)
Cambridge House is an independent supplier specialising in books, teaching resources and games, covering Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Asperger Syndrom
2. Load2Learn Free service provides accessible text books and images to support dyslexics and others who have difficulties with print.( www.load2learn.org.uk)
2. Brown and Brown Publishing (www.brownandbrownpublishing.co.uk)
Easy searching and viewing of complete range of adult literacy and numeracy publications.
3. Thats the way I think by David Grant (Thats-way-think-Dyspraxia-explained)
This book helps readers to understand how dyslexics feel and how they develop coping strategies; it will be enlightening for dyslexic people themselves, their parents and teachers/tutors. It contains anecdotes and stories of personal experiences.
4. Steve Chinn | The Trouble with Maths (www.stevechinn.co.uk)
Dyslexia and mathematics/dyscalculia guidance, training, CPD and assessment from award winning author, international speaker and trainer.
5 Beating Dyslexia .(beatingdyslexia.com)
Offers a range of techniques to assist in overcomiing dyslexia.
British Dyslexia Association
Helpline: 0333 405 4567
Telephone: 01362 454 986
Family Line “If you’re having family problems, we’re here to listen.”
Telephone: 0808 800 5678
London Dyslexia website: https://dyslexialondon.org
Access to Work Operational Support Unit
Telephone: 0208 426 3110
Iansyst Assistive Technology (AT)
Sight and Sound Technology
Reputable sources of high quality check sheets include:
Dyslexia Assessment and Consultancy: http://www.workingwithdyslexia.com/are-you-dyslexic/
To find an appropriate psychologist contact:
The British Psychological Society: http://www.bps.org.uk/psychology-public/find-psychologist/find-psychologist
The Health and Care Professions Council: http://www.hpc-uk.org/aboutregistration/professions/index.asp?id=14
To find an appropriate teacher assessor contact:
The SpLD Assessment Standards Committee: http://www.sasc.org.uk/
For further information contact:
The Dyspraxia Foundation: http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
West London Dyspraxia Association: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
The National Autistic Society: http://www.autism.org.uk/working-with/health/information-for-general-practitioners/recognising-autism-spectrum-disorder.aspx
Visual sensitivity is assessed by specially qualified optometrists, who can be approached directly.
For further information contact:
The Institute of Optometry: http://www.ioo.org.uk/
The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists: http://www.babo.co.uk/