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Top tips for creating Dyslexia friendly print materials



Top tips for creating Dyslexia friendly print materials

As well as offering Alternative Format information, what can you do to make your print materials easier for dyslexic students to read? The Dyslexia Association’ produce some excellent tips on creating dyslexia friendly print materials which are available from the BDA website :

Embracing children with dyslexia



Embracing children with dyslexia

By VICTORIA SEIKETSO SETHIBE Dyslexia is defined as a learning disability that makes it difficult for a person to decode (read), encode (spell) and comprehend words (Sandman-Hurley, 2016). In that way, dyslexic people experience challenges writing sentences and comprehensive paragraphs. Unfortunately, dyslexia has is still misunderstood by quite a number of people even up to […]

List of Books Focusing on Dyslexia for young people



List of Books Focusing on Dyslexia for young people

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer Plucky twelve-year-old Foster McFee is not going to let her inability to read keep her from reaching her goal of having her own television cooking show. In fact, her ambitions engage everyone around her, including an unlikely reading tutor who forces her to confront the vulnerability she is trying […]

The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher



The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

Dyslexia creates suffering for many students, but you rarely hear of teachers admitting to having it. Are teachers really still required, in the 21st century, to be models of perfect, marble-made fonts of knowledge and effectiveness? I have tutored a small number of dyslexic trainee teachers, but that was an exception to the norm. By […]

Dyslexia training programmes give valuable help



Dyslexia training programmes give valuable help

Dyslexia is characterised by extreme difficulty in learning to read, write and spell in spite of adequate intelligence. Even mildly dyslexic students experience school as stressful and unfulfilling from the day they enter school. With their learning needs unmet, most dyslexic students never go on to achieve their potential.

Life Story – The Day I Was Shamed in School



Life Story – The Day I Was Shamed in School

When Mr. Creech publicly shamed me for my dyslexia, I hated him, I hated school, and I hated reading. When I saw him again, years later, I think my response surprised us both. As a child, I wasn’t taught the importance of an education, let alone how to use an adjective. I lived in the […]

Student with dyslexia wins court action for Leaving Cert ‘reader’



Student with dyslexia wins court action for Leaving Cert ‘reader’

A Leaving Certificate student with dyslexia has won a High Court order overturning the State Examinations Commission’s refusal to give him an adult “reader” to help him understand the exam papers. Mr Justice Seamus Noonan said the decision of the Commission’s Independent Appeals Committee refusing the student’s application left him “none the wiser” about the […]