Ideas and support for your dyslexic learners

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  ‘I didn’t succeed despite my dyslexia, but because of it. It wasn’t my deficit, but my advantage.’ (Scott Sonnon)

The first week in October is Dyslexia Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is ‘Positive about Dyslexia’. We’ve selected some resources with ideas to inspire your dyslexic students.

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Resources for dyslexia

Malcolm Litten, expert in assistive technology, has written two Teachit English resources where he explains how quickly and easily we can put support in place for learners who have literacy difficulties. In Text-to-speech technology, Malcolm lists the technology available to support dyslexic students’ reading.

The challenges facing dyslexic writers include handwriting, spelling and structuring texts, and in Using assistive technology to support dyslexic writers Malcolm explains how you can help your writers overcome these barriers.

Setting flexible homework, preparing notes and changing the colour of worksheets are all suggested among the 20 teaching ideas for dyslexia.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

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The British Dyslexia Association is a good place to start for diagnostic assessments, training and support for dyslexia. They run Dyslexia Awareness Week, and their website has resources for the week, including details of a writing competition exclusively for dyslexic students.

>> Find out more about Dyslexia Awareness Week
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