It’s not just about reading and writing

Support for social and emotional impact

A video produced by Made By Dyslexia on the emotional impact of dyslexia. Click here

Award-winning short animated student film I AM DYSLEXIC. Click here

Multisensory learning

The following link is a great video from the British Dyslexia Association about using a multisensory approach. Click here

Using technology and digital tools

Helpful arrangements

- Learning should be progressive, structured and in small steps

- Over learning - lots of repetition and recapping prior learning

- Make it multisensory (see multisensory section)

- Consider barriers to learning and remove where possible e.g. alternative ways to demonstrate learning rather than lots of handwriting. 

Giving feedback

Further support and resources

The British Dyslexia Association: The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972. They are a membership organisation working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all.

Made By Dyslexia: A global charity, led by successful dyslexics. Their purpose is to help the world to understand, value and support dyslexia.

Helen Arkel Centre: A charity which offers dyslexia support and advice to anyone who may need it, whether they think they have dyslexia or care for someone who may have dyslexia. 

Dr Gavin Reid: Dr. Gavin Reid Ph.D., M.A, M.App.Sci, M.Ed., B.Ed, AMBDA, Assoc. F. B.P.S  is an independent international educational psychologist. He is a director of the Red Rose School in the UK and Global Educational Consultancies (GEC) and a consultant to the Institute of Child Education and Psychology, Europe (ICEPE), the Open University and the BBC in the UK and the Child Early Intervention Medical Center (CEIMC) in Dubai.

Dyslexia Resource Booklet: A free to access digital booklet of information and resources to support those working with dyslexic learners created in collaboration between LGfL and The Islington Dyslexia Network. 

Dyslexia Resource Booklet

The Islington Dyslexia Network and LGfL have collaborated to create this information resource booklet to help those supporting dyslexic learners. 

Multisensory Learning

CPD resource to support understanding of multisensory learning. It includes how sensory issues affect learners as well as practical and affordable suggestions to use in school.

Learning Through Movement

CPD resource to develop an understanding of the significance of movement for learners to maintain focus and effective handwriting.