Dyslexia

This is a reading disability typified by problems in expressive or receptive, oral or written language. Problems may emerge in reading, spelling, writing, speaking or listening. People with dyslexic often show talent in areas that require visual, spatial and motor integration.

Did you know? (from young dyslexics)

  • It's not stupid - just different.
  • Dyslexics take a different route to tackle a task.
  • Dyslexics are often very creative.
  • Many famous and successful people are Dyslexic.
  • Computers make a difference.
  • Dyslexics are valuable in a team for their unique outlook.
  • Dyslexics are good at seeing things in their minds.
  • Other strengths are gained through being Dyslexic.

Common Difficulties (from young dyslexics)

  • Inability to organise all sorts of things.
  • Can spell a word one day and not the next.
  • Has an effect on self-confidence.
  • Teachers don't understand.
  • Confusion between left and right.
  • People have preconceived ideas.
  • Having a brain like Emmenthal cheese things falling though the holes.
  • Reading is a task never a pleasure.
  • Lots of small problems with memory.
  • Difficulties communicating on paper.

Readings:

ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia - 101 Tips for Teachers / Parents
These tips, are tried and true methods for reaching children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia.

Adult Dyslexia: Employment and Training
The aim of the project is to identify affordable, up-to-date, good practice in relation to assessment and remedial help for adults whose employment prospects are impaired by dyslexia.

Dyslexia: Research and Implications for Practice
"The evidence base supporting the utility of neurologically-based intervention programs for dyslexia is yet to be established." (pg.29)

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Are there good things about being Dyslexic?
Did you know that many dyslexics can think in a dimension that non-dyslexics often can't?

Biological and Cognitive Dimensions Current Scientific Thinking
In recent years the field of dyslexia has undergone significant change accompanied by considerable scientific end educational research.

Challenge for Educators - The Way Forward
Without question there are many challenges facing education today - teachers, school management, politicians, parents and students all have specific needs, and experience increasing pressures from the changing demands of society.

Dyslexia and its Manifestations in the Secondary School
The teaching profession is a hard working and caring one, but teachers have to work continually under constraints of time and resources...however we all know that success motivates.

Dyslexia, Metacognition and Learning Styles
This paper focuses on the literacy and learning needs of dyslexic children.

Dyslexia Training Package
To help dyslexic adults achieve their potential in the workplace and in their ongoing education and to increase awareness of the issues surrounding dyslexia.

Early Indicators of Dyslexia
It is now evident that there are many signs well before school age which may suggest such a profile and the consequent difficulties ahead.

Famous People with Dyslexia
Dyslexia need not be a barrier to learning and achievement. There are successful dyslexics in every walk of life - such as writing, art, design, music, science, business, sport, education and politics.

Glossary of Dyslexia Related Words
A list of terms you may here in relation to Dyslexia and their meanings

Learning to Succeed: Beyond Dyslexia
The Learning to Succeed programe is enjoying increasing recognition as an original and effective approach to helping adult dyslexics to achieve more success in life.

Maths and Dyslexic
Students may have problems with the language of mathematics, visual, direction, sequencing, organisation and/or memory

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Needs of the Dyslexic: Academic Goal Suggestions
A quick formula for remembering the type of help needed by dyslexic's for learning success.

Research in Dyslexia, lead by Dr Gavin Reid
Over the past 2 decades, there have been many changes in policy and provision for children with special educational needs. Discussions among policy makers, parents and practitioners continue with regard to what constitutes a special educational need and how such needs should be met.

Strategies for Non-Traditional Learners (Dyslexics)
Suggested approaches that can be easily implemented in Class-room Education.

Warning Signs of Dyslexia
If a child has three or more of these warning signs, the child's parents & teachers should investigate the possibility of the child having dyslexia.

Links:

Adult Dyslexia Organisation Website: http://www.futurenet.co.uk/charity/ado/adomenu/adomenu.htm
ADO is a charity run by dyslexics for adults with dyslexia and all those concerned with them, regardless of background, gender or ethnic origin. ADO is supported in its work by a wide range of consultants.

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, LLC Website: http://www.dys-add.com

British Dyslexics Website: http://www.dyslexia.uk.com/
British Dyslexics is distinctly different from other Dyslexia Charities. We are not only interested in helping children and teenagers to succeed in education, but w e also passionately believe that getting extra help should not depend on a parents ability to pay for extra tuition themselves. Unlike other Dyslexia Charities we currently make no charges for any of the services or information we provide.

Dyslexia in New Zealand Website: http://www.yellow.co.nz/site/dyslexiahelp/
dyslexiaHELP offers a new programe, Davis Dyslexia Correction(sm), that empowers children and adults who experience difficulties with reading, writing, maths, language and attention.

Dyslexia North West & Red Rose School for Dyslexia Website: http://www.dyslexiacentre.com
(Gavin Reid - co-owner)

Dyslexia Online Magazine Website: http://www.dyslexia-test.com/magazine.html
Dyslexia Online Magazine offers articles about dyslexia for parents of dyslexic children, adults with dyslexia, teachers and other educational professionals.

dyslexia the gift Website: http://www.dyslexia.com
Home site of Davis Dyslexia Association International. Has some very useful information and products.

FULCRUM The Trading Name of Dyslexia Awareness Ltd Website:
http://www.fulcrumonline.demon.co.uk/
A Provider of Dyslexia Awareness Training and Understanding to Commercial, Statutory and Voluntary Organisations Nationally.

Lucid Website: http://www.lucid-research.com/
Experts in the computerised assessment of dyslexia - Lucid is an independent, UK-based company specialising in the research and development of computerised assessment systems for use in schools, colleges and other institutions worldwide.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Website: http://www.rfbd.org/index.htm
An education is your right to embrace. Providing equal access to the printed word for our members — that is our profound privilege.

Scottish Dyslexia Association Website: http://www.dyslexia.scotland.dial.pipex.com

The Danks Davis Method Website: http://www.danksdavisdyslexia.com/
The Zannie Danks Davis website outlines a new method to help dyslexics achieve literacy success.

The Dyslexia Institute Website: http://www.dyslexia-inst.org.uk/index.htm
The Dyslexia Institute (DI) is an educational charity, founded in 1972, for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia and for the training of specialist teachers. It has grown to become the only national dyslexia teaching organisation in the world.

The International Dyslexia Association Website: http://www.interdys.org
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them