Category: Dyslexia News

Back to school for your child with dyslexia 5 tips to help your dyslexic child cope with back to school trauma

New uniform, shoes and haircuts, new pencil cases and backpacks – it’s back to school time! Unfortunately, for children with dyslexia the return to school after the long, unstructured days of the summer can be traumatic. Imagine how it feels

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Why early identification is key to your dyslexic child’s self-esteem Unlock doors to self-understanding

Imagine if you were able to give you child some sort of answer to why he can’t seem to get stuff the way other kids can? What if you were able to tell your child, “The reason you struggle so

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Outdoor Summer Fun for your child with dyslexia 5 Outdoor Activities to keep your child with dyslexia learning over the summer holidays

It’s the summer holidays – unplug the PlayStation, grab the raincoats and jump into the wellies! Multi-sensory learning is important for the child with dyslexia – and where is more multi-sensory than the woods, the beach or the local park?

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5 tips to help your child with dyslexia enjoy the Summer Reading Challenge Stop the Summer Slide with the Summer Reading Challenge

Stop the Dyslexia Summer Slide! It’s a fact that, whatever your child’s reading level, there’s a chance their reading will regress over the summer holidays.  Known as the “Summer Slide”, your child is likely to return to school in September

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Dyslexia: Learning Difficulty or Learning Difference? What’s in a name?

Is labelling dyslexia as a “difficulty” a good thing? Dyslexia is usually identified as a Learning Difficulty, or a Specific Learning Difficulty. A difficulty is “a thing that is hard to accomplish, deal with, or understand”. Well, it’s certainly true

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Games to Improve Your Dyslexic Child’s Short-Term Memory – and still have fun! Improve your child's memory skills with some fun games

The summer holidays are charging towards us… There’s no doubt the children are switching off at school and the teachers winding down.  Now’s the time for playing games with my students – but I’m not ready to abandon their learning

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Which Witch: How To Spell this Confusing Homophone help your dyslexic child to spell “which” and “witch” like a pro

Did you know there are an estimated 185 ways to spell the 44 sounds found in the English language?  It’s no wonder some children (and adults!) struggle to spell… Children with dyslexia often get confused with homophones.  Homophones are words

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Your Child With Dyslexia: The Expert

The Royal Cheshire County Show has ended for another year.  Amongst the competitors in the Show Ring was one of my students, Jack (not his real name).  Jack is a farmer’s son. Last week he confidently and competently showed his

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Dyslexia: Social and Emotional Impact

Psychologists presented research into the social and emotional impact of dyslexia at a Specific Learning Differences conference in Singapore yesterday. Reading about the social and emotional impact of dyslexia made me think about my own dyslexic students that I teach.

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Improve your dyslexic child’s writing accuracy with this 3-step proofreading tip.

“Have you checked your work?” “Read it over carefully!” How often have you said that to your child as he hastily shovels his homework books back into his school bag and heads out of the door? But how does he

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