Here are Resources I have chosen to support staff learning about Dyslexia:
Drive for Literacy– EXCELLENT website from the Driver Youth Trust and ARK Schools. Drive for Literacy enables teachers to spot the signs of dyslexia and ensure that their pupils receive the support that they need. Watch Eddie Izard video to start.
British Dyslexia Association (BDA)– provides lots of information (feels rather dated)- link to screening tests and Dyslexia Friendly School Quality Mark etc.
The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust– The Trust aims to ensure that in order for children with Dyslexia/ SpLD to succeed in school, and collects together work from across many charitable trusts. The Literacy and Dyslexia/SpLD Professional Development Framework is main focus of Resources.
Dyslexia Action– provide support, assessments and tuition through national Learning Centres, through online distance learning and in schools across the country, alongside supporting educators and employers through the provision of resources and training.
Helen Arkell– Dyslexia and other support, though you will need to pay for most of it…..
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Webcast: Dyslexia and the Simple View of Reading by Sir Jim Rose
Webcast: Understanding Dyslexia and other Literacy Difficulties
Fish in the Tree – EXCELLENT Report from the Driver Youth Trust about ‘Why we are failing children with dyslexia’ and what we should do about it.
Dyslexia- An Introduction– My Interactive Mindmap which I use to support an Introduction to Dyslexia training. Download and Unzip to Adobe Reader pdf.
Dyslexia Friendly Action Plan- Primary- SENplus– EXCELLENT Action Plan to implement Primary Dyslexia Friendliness.
Dyslexia Friendly Action Plan- Secondary- SENplus– EXCELLENT Action Plan to implement Secondary Dyslexia Friendliness.
Dyslexia Pathways- SENplus- pdf– EXCELLENT 46 pages to enable Dyslexia Friendliness in schools– both Pupil and School Pathways are described. Turn to the back for some EXCELLENT Checklists.
Identifying and Teaching Children etc Report by Sir Jim Rose- DfE– The seminal Report, full of EXCELLENT suggestions.
Introduction to Dyslexia-ppt- SENplus– EXCELLENT Powerpoint to use when introducing Dyslexia to staff.
Screening Tools BDA recommended: Screening for Dyslexia.
Video (and video links to u-Tube)
Decoding Dyslexia Video– EXCELLENT video to download. Explains why it is so hard to support pupils with Dyslexia.
Teaching the Dyslexic Brain– EXCELLENT Video- The voiceover is American, which feels slightly strange to begin with, but the information and explanation of how and why Dyslexia occurs is exceptionally comprehensive.
Decoding Dyslexia (Part 1)– Demonstrates why reading is so difficult for people with Dyslexia- a study in empathy- EXCELLENT. Just turn the volume down a bit.
Headstrong Nation: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia & ADHD EXCELLENT (commentary from people who affected by Dyslexia/ADHD- Ben Foss movie)
Secondary SEN Dyslexia Friendly Room- Teacher’s TV- Shows Dyslexia Friendly Classroom
Literacy Assessment On-line– EXCELLENT Resource for screening and tracking large numbers of pupils
BDA Screening– screening for Dyslexia related difficulties
Lucid Rapid– Dyslexia Screener, takes 15 minutes.